University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time undergraduate and postgraduate 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.

Top reasons to study here

  • Study online, graduate on campus. All your learning and assessments will be completed 100% online yet you'll gain the same certificate as campus students.
  • Learn from anywhere and at any time that suits you. A state-of-the-art virtual learning platform provides you with 24/7 access to interactive study resources.
  • Quality assured experience. Rated TEF Gold for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students (TEF 2018).

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (15)
Social Sciences (9)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Education & Training (3)
Law (3)



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 that can be achieved.


Our programmes 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.

All our qualifications 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.


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.


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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

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.

Library services

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!

Student Reviews

University of Essex Online
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The program is flexible and suitable for those working full time. You can combine your work commitments with studying. There is a flexible payment plan. From my experience so far, the tutors are friendly and knowledgeable.

I Have a Voice
Brittany Hanson rated 5 out of 5 stars

Grad school is hard, but when you get the right support and your opinion matters it makes it much more doable . At the University of Essex Online things are not perfect, but your voice is heard and the team of professionals who are available at your fingertips, strive to serve with excellence. The only thing I’d change change about my experience thus far is the lack of...

There is room for improvement
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Methods of assessments were not as rigorous and objective as I would have hoped. Journal entries and discussion posts as the primary mode of assessments for a Masters degree need to be reevaluated. There are certain courses such as: project management, business strategy and financial management that could benefit from projects and assignments as modes of assessments rather...

Colchester, England, United Kingdom


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