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Gain an online degree from a top UK university

Gain an online degree from a top UK university

University of Essex Online provide 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. Our students benefit from a flexible approach to learning while receiving the same dedicated support they expect from a top UK university.

We are one of the longest-running providers of wholly online degrees in the UK and we’ve put over a decade of expertise to good use in designing our programmes. We achieved a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2018), for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. This rating is the highest possible an institution can achieve.

Whether you're an experienced professional looking to progress your career or a recent graduate who wants to boost their CV, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to get ahead.

Gain an online degree from a top UK university

Why study with us?

All our courses are specifically designed for online delivery, combining gold standard teaching with the latest technology and enabling you to gain a top-class education from anywhere in the world.

Our online tutors are leading authorities and specialists in their respective fields. They are passionate about what they teach and combine their knowledge of industry practice with high-quality academic delivery, offering you an unparalleled learning experience.

Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including lecturecasts, discussion forums, live seminars and Q&A sessions, as well as an eLibrary. Even your assessments will be completed entirely online – there’s no need for you to travel to an assessment centre!

Our team of dedicated student advisers and study skills specialists provide world-class mentoring and academic support to you from your first day to graduation. The team will be on hand to help and guide you as you progress through your studies. Whatever the question or issue, they will work with you to find a solution.

All our programmes are awarded and validated by the University of Essex, an award-winning university with a 50-year heritage of teaching and research excellence. On completion of your studies, you’ll be invited to graduate at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus. You will receive the same certificate as campus-based students – your mode of study is only mentioned on your academic transcript.

Gaining a qualification with the University of Essex Online also puts you in good stead for your career prospects. Results from their 2021 student survey showed:

  • 92% of students said their course helped develop their research skills
  • 89% of students say their studies fit with their future plans
  • 25% of students saw their salaries increase by up to 10%
Gain an online degree from a top UK university

Funding opportunities

A university education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Our tuition fees are the same for all students, in the UK and internationally – and it includes all teaching materials and required reading. There aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits!

We also offer students a range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships, and payment options for our online courses. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.

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