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University of Essex Online

Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, law, health, psychology and criminology. University of Essex Online students benefit from gaining a globally-recognised qualification, academic and pastoral support plus the flexibility to fit studies around work, family and other commitments.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (9)
Education & Training (3)



University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider and a part of Kaplan, Inc., the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high quality online undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students from all around the world.


We specialise in delivering online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, law, criminology, psychology and health subjects.

We also offer lower levels of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that take less time to complete and can be achieved as a first step towards a full degree.

We achieved a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) meaning we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.


Whether you're a professional looking to enhance your career or a school leaver who wants to boost their CV, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to get ahead.

Our online courses are developed and taught by subject and industry leaders, the perfect way to develop your subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills.

You will study in a collaborative virtual learning environment with like-minded individuals and will benefit from our dedicated academic and pastoral support whenever you need it.

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Student services

All of our students have a dedicated Student Support Adviser who acts as a first point of contact, and mentor. Students also receive regular and prompt academic feedback from their tutors. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring 90% for overall student satisfaction in 2017.

Library services

Our online students have access to an online library which allows them to use additional resources such as online journals, databases and eBooks, all included in the price of the course.

Student Reviews

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Julie Macey-Hewitt rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed studying with the University of Essex Online, the tutors have all offered a lot of advice and support, and have provided guidance when and as it has been needed. The real life experience of all the tutors is evident and they impart this knoweldge throughout the courses, they are all dedicated and have a high level of patience. The structure of the course is...

Alexandra Mareci rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great student support, quick and professional feedback and up-to-date industry related assignments.

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am leaving the program early to enroll at another Uni as my experience had not been positive (I already hold2 Master’s so feel I have a valud badis for comparison). Information shared during enrollment was inaccurate or incomplete; frequent staff changes; lack of staff training on how to use the tools of education (i.e. Turnitin); lack of appropriate rubrics and...

Colchester, England, United Kingdom