2015-16 fees

This page lists both Home/EU and international fees. You're an international fee-payer if you're from a non-EU country. You can contact us to enquire about your fee status.

The table below shows fees payable by new undergraduate students starting in 2015-16.

Fees for undergraduate degrees (new students in 2015-16)
  Home/EU students International Students
Full-time undergraduate degree courses, other than those listed below £9,000 £12,500
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and
Health and Human Sciences
£9,000 £14,500*
Acting courses £9,000 £12,500
International Diploma in Business n/a £12,500
International Foundation Programme £9,000 £9,750
Year 0 of International Academy 4 year undergraduate courses
(all subsequent years will be charged at the standard fee for home/EU, Channel Islands or international students)
£9,000 £9,750

* Health and Human Sciences lab-based courses are generally available to Home and EU students only. The international tuition fee for our Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (which includes placement fees) is £28,403 for 2015-16.

If your course involves a year abroad or an industrial or clinical placement, you will pay zero fee for that year.

The tables below show fees for returning students continuing an undergraduate degree in 2015-16. This includes students that are repeating or re-starting the first year of a degree course in 2015-16 having initially registered in 2014-15.

Students who first registered in 2012-13, 2013-14 or 2014-15
  Home/EU students International students
Full-time undergraduate degree courses, other than those listed below £9,000 £12,500
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences £9,000 £14,500*
Acting courses £9,000 £12,500
Placement or year abroad within a 4 year degree Zero fee Zero fee

Students who first registered in 2011-12
  Home and EU students Students holding an ELQ Channel Islands and Isle of Man students International students
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences £3,465 £12,410 £10,920 £14,500*
Acting courses £3,465 £9,840 £8,598 £12,500
All other full time undergraduate degree courses £3,465 £8,290 £6,856 £12,500
Placement or year abroad within a 4 year degree £1,725 50% of standard fee for the course 50% of standard fee for the course 50% of standard fee for the course

* Health and Human Sciences lab-based courses are generally available to Home and EU students only. The international tuition fee for our Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (which includes placement fees) is £28,403 for 2015-16.

Notes

  • Industrial and clinical placements and courses involving a year abroad

    If you initially registered in 2012-13 or later you will be charged zero fee.

    If you initially registered in 2011-12 and are taking a course that involves a year abroad or an industrial or clinical placement within a four-year degree in 2014-15, you will pay a fee of 50% of the standard fee for the course, unless you are a Home or EU student with a placement as part of the Erasmus exchange programme for which no fee will be charged.

  • Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQs)

    If you were admitted to a degree course in 2011 and already possessed a qualification at the same, or higher, level as the course you are taking at the University of Essex, you will have been classified as an ELQ (Equivalent or Lower Qualifications) student for fees purposes.

    If you are a Home or EU student admitted to an undergraduate degree course in 2011 or earlier, which is at an equivalent or lower level than a qualification you already possess, you may be liable to pay a higher tuition fee for your degree course. This is because the University does not receive funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for students who are aiming for a qualification that is equivalent or lower (ELQ) than they already possess.

    There are a number of exemptions to the ELQ fees policy. Eligibility for exemptions will be assessed during the admissions process. Exemptions include:

    • students in receipt of the Disabled Students Allowance
    • students taking a Foundation Degree course
    • students taking one of the NHS-funded degree courses with the School of Health and Human Sciences

Full-time fees

Full time fees per annum for LLM, MA, MSc, MFA, MPH, MRes, Diploma and Certificate awards
Course Home/EU Fee Overseas Fee
MRes Accounting £9,785 £14,950
MSc Accounting £9,785 £14,950
MSc Accounting And Finance £9,785 £14,950
MSc Accounting And Financial Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Accounting And Financial Management £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Accounting With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MA Acting £12,500 £13,750
MFA Acting £12,500 £13,750
MA Acting (International) £12,500 £13,750
MFA Acting (International) £12,500 £13,750
MSc Advanced Communications Systems £5,665 £13,950
MSc Advanced Computer Science £5,665 £13,950
MSc Advanced Psychology £5,665 £13,950
MSc Advanced Web Engineering £5,665 £13,950
MA Advertising, Marketing And The Media £6,695 £14,950
MSc Algorithmic Trading £10,815 £13,950
MA American Literatures £5,665 £14,350
MRes Analysing Language Use £5,665 £14,350
MSc Applied Economics And Data Analysis £9,785 £14,950
MSc Applied Economics And Data Analysis £9,785 £14,950
MA Applied Linguistics £5,665 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Applied Linguistics With English For Academic £4,532 £9,500
Graduate Diploma Art History And Theory £4,532 £9,500
MA Art History And Theory £5,665 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Art History With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Artificial Intelligence £5,665 £13,950
MSc Banking And Finance £9,785 £14,950
MSc Behavioural Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Behavioural Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Big Data And Text Analytics £5,665 £13,950
MSc Biotechnology £5,665 £14,950
MBA Business Administration £16,950 £16,950
MSc Business Analytics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Business Strategies In A Global Environment £9,785 £14,950
MSc Cancer Biology £5,665 £14,950
PG Diploma Chinese-English Translation And Interpreting £4,532 £11,480
MA Chinese-English Translation And Interpreting £5,665 £14,350
MSc Cloud Computing £5,665 £13,950
MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology £5,665 £14,950
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience £5,665 £14,950
MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets And £9,785 £14,950
MSc Computational Finance £10,815 £13,950
MSc Computer Engineering £5,665 £13,950
MSc Computer Games £5,665 £13,950
MSc Computer Networks And Security £5,665 £13,950
Graduate Diploma Computer Science With English For Academic £4,532 £9,500
MA Conflict Resolution £7,725 £14,950
MSc Conflict Resolution £7,725 £14,950
Occasional P/G Study Cpd - Intensive English: International Academy TBC TBC
Occasional P/G Study Cpd - Teacher Training: International Academy TBC TBC
MA Creative Writing £5,665 £14,350
MSc Criminology And Socio-Legal Research £5,665 £14,950
MA Curating £5,665 £14,350
MSc Data Science £5,665 £13,950
PG Diploma Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications £4,532 £11,160
MSc Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications £5,665 £13,950
LLM Economic, Social And Cultural Rights £8,755 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Economics £4,532 £9,500
MSc Economics £9,785 £14,950
MRes Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Economics And Econometrics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Economics And Econometrics £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Economics With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Electronic Engineering £5,665 £13,950
Graduate Diploma Electronic Engineering With English For £4,532 £9,500
MSc Embedded Systems £5,665 £13,950
MA English Language And Linguistics £5,665 £14,350
MSc Entrepreneurship And Innovation £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Entrepreneurship And Innovation With English For £4,532 £9,500
LLM European Union Commercial Law £6,695 £14,350
Graduate Diploma European Union Commercial Law With English For £4,532 £9,500
MRes Experimental Linguistics £5,665 £14,350
MA Film And Literature £5,665 £14,350
MA Film Studies £5,665 £14,350
MSc Finance £9,785 £14,950
MSc Finance And Data Analytics £9,785 £14,350
MSc Finance And Global Trading £9,785 £14,950
MSc Finance And Investment £9,785 £14,950
MSc Finance And Management £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Finance With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Financial And Business Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Financial Computing £10,815 £13,950
PG Diploma Financial Decision Making With Applications £6,180 £11,160
MSc Financial Decision Making With Applications £7,725 £13,950
MSc Financial Econometrics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Financial Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Financial Economics And Econometrics £9,785 £14,950
MSc Financial Engineering And Risk Management £9,785 £14,950
MA Global And Comparative Politics £7,725 £14,950
MSc Global And Comparative Politics £7,725 £14,950
MSc Global Project Management £9,785 £14,950
MA Health And Organisational Research £6,695 £14,350
MSc Health Research £5,665 £14,350
PG Certificate History £2,266 £5,740
MA History £5,665 £14,350
Graduate Diploma History With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Human Resource Management £9,785 £14,950
MA Human Rights And Cultural Diversity £6,695 £14,350
MA Ideology And Discourse Analysis £7,725 £14,950
MSc Intelligent Systems And Robotics £5,665 £13,950
MSc International Business And Entrepreneurship £9,785 £14,950
LLM International Commercial And Business Law £6,695 £14,350
Graduate Diploma International Commercial And Business Law With £4,532 £9,500
MSc International Economics £9,785 £14,950
MSc International Finance £9,785 £14,950
LLM International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law £8,755 £14,350
LLM International Human Rights Law £8,755 £14,350
LLM International Human Rights Law (Economic £8,755 £14,350
MSc International Management £9,785 £14,950
MSc International Marketing And Entrepreneurship £9,785 £14,950
MA International Relations £7,725 £14,950
MRes International Relations £7,725 £14,950
MSc International Relations £7,725 £14,950
LLM International Trade Law £6,695 £14,350
Graduate Diploma International Trade Law With English For Academic £4,532 £9,500
MA Jungian And Post-Jungian Studies £6,695 £14,350
MSc Language And The Brain £5,665 £14,950
MA Linguistic Studies £5,665 £14,350
MA Linguistics £5,665 £14,350
MRes Linguistics £5,665 £14,350
MA Literature £5,665 £14,350
MSc Management £9,785 £14,950
PG Diploma Management And Organisational Dynamics £5,560 £11,480
MA Management And Organisational Dynamics £6,695 £14,350
MSc Management Economics £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Management With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Marketing And Brand Management £9,785 £14,950
MSc Marketing Management £9,785 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Mathematics £4,532 £9,500
PG Diploma Mathematics And Finance £6,180 £11,160
MSc Mathematics And Finance £7,725 £13,950
MSc Molecular Medicine £5,665 £14,950
MSc Money And Banking £9,785 £14,950
MSc Money And Banking £9,785 £14,950
MA Multilevel Governance In Europe £7,725 £14,950
MSc Multilevel Governance In Europe £7,725 £14,950
PG Certificate New Venture Creation TBC TBC
MSc Nursing (Adult) (Pre-Registration) See Notes £14,950
MSc Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration) See Notes £14,950
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) See Notes £14,950
MSc Organised Crime, Terrorism And Security £5,665 £14,950
MA Philosophy £5,665 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Philosophy With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) See Notes £14,950
MA Playwriting £5,665 £14,350
MA Political Economy £7,725 £14,950
MRes Political Economy £7,725 £14,950
MSc Political Economy £7,725 £14,950
MA Political Science £7,725 £14,950
MRes Political Science £7,725 £13,950
MSc Political Science £7,725 £14,950
MA Political Theory £7,725 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Politics £4,532 £9,500
MA Politics £7,725 £14,950
MA Politics (With English For Academic Purposes) £4,532 £9,500
Graduate Diploma Politics With English For Academic Purposes £4,532 £9,500
Graduate Diploma Politics With Extended English For Academic £4,532 £9,500
MA Professional Practice £5,665 £13,950
MA Psychoanalytic Studies TBC TBC
MA Psychoanalytic Studies £6,695 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies With English For Academic £5,560 £9,500
Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling £5,356 £9,500
MA Psycholinguistics £5,665 £14,350
Graduate Diploma Psychological Studies With English For Academic TBC TBC
PG Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,266 £5,580
Graduate Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,266 £5,580
PG Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,266 £5,580
Graduate Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,266 £5,580
MSc Psychology £5,665 £14,950
MA Public Opinion And Political Behaviour £7,725 £14,950
MSc Public Opinion And Political Behaviour £7,725 £14,950
MA Refugee Care £7,950 £14,350
MSc Research Methods In Psychology £5,665 £14,950
MA Sociolinguistics £5,665 £14,350
MA Sociological Research £5,665 £14,950
Graduate Certificate Sociology £2,266 £4,750
MA Sociology £5,665 £14,950
MA Sociology And Management £5,665 £14,950
MSc Speech And Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) See Notes £14,950
PG Diploma Statistics £4,532 £11,160
MSc Statistics £5,665 £13,950
PG Diploma Statistics And Econometrics £4,532 £11,160
MSc Statistics And Econometrics £5,665 £13,950
PG Diploma Statistics And Operational Research £4,532 £11,160
MSc Statistics And Operational Research £5,665 £13,950
MSc Survey Methods For Social Research £5,665 £14,950
MA Teaching English As A Foreign Language/Teaching £5,665 £14,350
MA Theatre Directing £11,500 £12,500
MFA Theatre Directing £11,500 £12,500
MA Theory And Practice Of Human Rights £6,695 £14,350
MA Translation And Literature £5,665 £14,350
MA Translation, Interpreting And Subtitling £5,665 £14,350
MSc Tropical Marine Biology £5,665 £14,950
MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape And The £5,665 £14,350
PG Certificate Working With Children, Young People And Families: TBC TBC

Part-time fees

Part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis from the course's full-time fee.

If you take a one-year Masters on a part-time basis over two years, you'll pay half of the course's fee in your first year. In your second year you'll pay half of the full-time fee for that year, which may by different to the fee in your first year.

The tables below show full-time fees for both new and continuing research degree students in 2015-16. If you are studying part-time at twice the standard duration (ie 72 months for a PhD) then you will pay half of the relevant fee each year.

Research degrees: Full-time fees per year for PhD, MPhil, MAD and MSD awards
Department/Centre Home/EU fee International fee
Biological Sciences
Psychology
£4,0501 £14,500
Art History
Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Economics
Essex Business School
Government
Health and Human Sciences
History
Human Rights
ISER
Languages and Linguistics
Law
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy
Psychoanalytic Studies1
Sociology
£4,0501 £12,500
1 Doctoral programme in Refugee Care: The year 1 fee is £7,725 for Home/EU students and £14,350 for international students as the course has a taught first year.

Completion fees for research degree students
For all subject areas and all fee status categories
Completion (up to three terms) £250 per term
Further Completion for students first registered prior to 2008-09 (up to three terms) £500 per term
Exceptional extension to maximum period, following Completion period, for students first registered from 2008-09 £500 per term
Extension fees for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Part-time fees per term

Professional Doctorates
Programme Home/EU fee International fee
Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,350 £6,250
Doctorate in Analytical Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,350 £6,250
Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,350 £6,250

Professional Doctorates - Health and Human Sciences
Subject Home/EU fee
Year 1 and 2
Home/EU fee
Year 3+
Clinical psychology
Counselling psychology
Nursing
Occupational therapy
Physiotherapy
Public health (health visiting)
Social care practice management
Health care education
Social care education
Health services management
Social services management
£3,100 £2,025

Pre-registration taught degrees
Programme Home/EU fee International fee
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 3 years full-time NHS funded £25,000 (includes £5,000 bench fees)


Fees for visiting research students 2015-16
Duration Home/EU fee International fee
All Classroom Lab
Full year £2,025 £6,250 £7,250
2 terms £1,350 £4,170 £4,835
1 term £675 £2,085 £2,420
Monthly (up to 3 months) £170 £520 £605

If you are studying for one or two terms then you will register for the terms plus the vacation following the final term.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Funding your studies

There are various organisations which might be able to help you with funding.