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University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online


The University of Essex Online delivers 100% online and part-time courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. The qualifications we offer include CertHEs and Bachelors degrees at the undergraduate level, and PG Certs, PG Dips and Masters degrees at postgraduate level, with study durations ranging from 8 months to 4 years.

You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including lecture casts, discussion forums, live seminars and Q&A sessions, as well as extensive eLibrary.

Even your assessments will be completed entirely online – none of our courses has a requirement to travel to testing facilities or exam centres. In fact, the majority of our courses don’t have exams at all! For the few courses that have exam requirements, we use a virtual proctoring system that enables you to sit academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home. Otherwise, you’ll be completing written assignments, taking part in discussion forums or writing reflective journal entries.

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.

Why study with us?

We are one of the longest-running providers of 100% online degrees in the UK. 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.

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. With an 89% satisfaction rating, we are also the highest-rated online-only provider in the National Student Survey (NSS 2020).

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.

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 qualifications are awarded and validated by the University of Essex, an award-winning university with a 50-year heritage of teaching and research excellence. Upon completing your studies, you’ll be invited to graduate from 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.

Scholarships and Funding

Fees and funding options

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.*

  • Alumni discount: Graduates from the University of Essex or University of Essex Online are eligible for a 10% discount.
  • Full payment discount: Pay the full tuition fee upfront and you will get a 5% discount.
  • International scholarship: Partial scholarship available to international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.
  • Student loan: Our CertHE programmes and Bachelors and Masters degrees are designated for student loans from Student Finance England.
  • Monthly payment plan: Available for those who are self-funding.

*Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied, and two scholarships cannot be applied in combination. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.

Alumni Statistics



We’re proud to be rated Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) undertaken by the Office for Students (OfS). This recognizes our commitment to delivering high-quality student experiences, with outstanding ratings achieved for the learning environment and academic support – as well as teaching assessment and feedback.


The University of Essex Online achieves excellence in teaching, learning, and academic support in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS).

University of Essex Online is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge


  • Leeds

    Albion Street, LS1 5ES, Leeds

  • QM88+QV

    QM88+QV, United Kingdom

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