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University of Essex

As an Essex postgraduate you’ll have the freedom to ask difficult questions and a license to take intellectual risk. You’re taught by world-leading academics in our research-intensive environment.

Teaching and research quality

We are rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), which means you’ll receive an excellent educational experience. Our pioneering work continues to change the world – we’re ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

University of Essex Masters programmes

We are global

Our international community attracts students and staff from over 150 countries and our outstanding living and learning environment creates exceptional graduates with the skills and knowledge to make a difference.

At Essex you’ll discover the world in one place. We are ranked 4th in the UK for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

Join Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world and share the Essex spirit.

If you want to immerse yourself in our forward-thinking, supportive community and change the world for the better, welcome home.

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold

Our courses

We offer a wide range of Masters courses across the social sciences, humanities, science and health. To discover your perfect course, visit our website and start exploring now.

January starts

We have introduced January start dates to help those who have been affected by the current situation and those who wish to start their studies later to accommodate personal circumstances such as travelling from another country.

Funding for you

We understand that money matters, which is why we offer a range of scholarships, discounts and other funding opportunities to make sure all of our students have the potential to succeed.

Our campuses

We're split across three campuses, with each offering a unique and exciting experience.

Colchester Campus

  • Our largest campus
  • Two miles from Colchester town centre – the oldest recorded town in Britain and a lively and modern place to live
  • Set in over 200 acres of beautiful, historic parkland
  • Shops, cafés, bars, a student centre, library, theatre, computer labs, sports facilities and one of the best Students’ Unions in the country, all on one site
  • Under an hour from London and quick links to Stansted airport
University of Essex Masters programmes

Southend Campus

  • Modern, high-quality teaching and research environment
  • In the heart of Southend-on-Sea – with the buzz and amenities of the town centre on your doorstep
  • Combines teaching spaces, IT labs, open study areas, rehearsal studios, a medical skills lab, a theatre, and a Students’ Union venue
  • Seven miles of award-winning coastline
  • Under an hour from London and Southend airport is less than ten minutes away
We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold

Loughton Campus

  • The home of our East 15 Acting School
  • One of the most innovative acting schools in the UK
  • Five minutes' walk from the nearest London Underground Station – within half an houryou'll be in central London
We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold


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