Further study can deepen your knowledge of your subject or broaden your
understanding and help you enter a different arena. First, you need a clear
understanding of what postgraduate study entails and the variety of options
Our Destinations website offers information about
postgraduate directions and is an ideal place to start researching your
options. Log in to Destinations using your University of Essex ID and password.
Stay another day at Essex
If you're thinking about staying at Essex, speak to your chosen department,
school or centre for more advice. We now offer our graduates, and former study
abroad students, an
discount of up to 33 per cent on your first year postgraduate study tuition
Study in the UK
There are many ways to find out about other institutions in the UK.
Retaking GCSEs or A Levels
Study outside the UK
Make use of our information and
resources for further study outside the UK.
Funding postgraduate study
Postgraduate study can be expensive, but you may be able to get a bursary,
scholarship or Research Council grant.
Other external websites
How to apply
Some postgraduate paths are extremely popular so you may need to start
preparing your application well in advance. You will need to demonstrate a
genuine interest in and commitment to your chosen subject, as well as suitable
skills and experience.
Take care to research the closing dates for applications as these can be
quite early, especially for law and teacher training.
You are likely to be asked for a personal statement outlining your
experience, commitment and skills.
The Student Room offers useful tips for personal statements.
League tables and quality assessment
The Quality Assurance
Agency for Higher Education (QAA) audits the quality of UK higher education
institutions. Their site has reports on institutions as well as older,
The UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE and others) assess research.
The results of the Research Assessment Framework
are useful indicators for postgraduate study.