2016-17 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 2016-17.

Fees for undergraduate degrees (new students in 2016-17)
  Home/EU students International Students
Full-time undergraduate degree courses, other than those listed below £9,000 £12,950
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and
Health and Human Sciences
£9,000 £14,950*
Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (including placement fees) £9,000 £28,853
International Foundation Programme £9,000 £11,350
Year 0 courses (subsequent years will be charged at the standard undergraduate degree fee for international students) £9,000 £11,350

* Health and Human Sciences lab-based courses are generally available to Home and EU students only. The overseas tuition fee for our Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (which includes placement fees) is £28,853 for 2016-17.

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 2016-17. This includes students that are repeating or re-starting the first year of a degree course in 2016-17 having initially registered in 2015-16.

Students who first registered in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, or 2015-16
  Home/EU students International students
Full-time undergraduate degree courses, other than those listed below £9,000 £12,950
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences £9,000 £14,950*
Acting courses £9,000 £12,950
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 International students
Laboratory based courses in Biological Sciences, Psychology and Health and Human Sciences £3,465 £12,780 £14,950*
Acting courses £3,465 £10,135 £12,950
All other full time undergraduate degree courses £3,465 £8,540 £12,950
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

* Health and Human Sciences lab-based courses are generally available to Home students only. The international tuition fee for our Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science (which includes placement fees) will be £28,853 for 2016-17.

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 £9,950 £15,500
MSc Accounting £9,950 £15,500
MSc Accounting And Finance £9,950 £15,500
MSc Accounting And Financial Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Accounting And Financial Management £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Accounting With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MA Acting £12,700 £14,000
MFA Acting £12,700 £14,000
MA Acting (International) £12,700 £14,000
MFA Acting (International) £12,700 £14,000
MSc Advanced Communications Systems £5,950 £14,500
MSc Advanced Computer Science £5,950 £14,500
MSc Advanced Psychology £5,950 £14,950
MSc Advanced Web Engineering £5,950 £14,500
MA Advertising, Marketing And The Media £6,950 £15,500
MSc Algorithmic Trading £11,150 £14,500
MA American Literatures £5,950 £14,950
MRes Analysing Language Use £5,950 £14,950
MSc Applied Economics And Data Analysis £9,950 £15,500
MSc Applied Economics And Data Analysis £9,950 £15,500
MA Applied Linguistics £5,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Applied Linguistics With English For Academic £4,760 £9,750
Graduate Diploma Art History And Theory £4,760 £9,750
MA Art History And Theory £5,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Art History With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Artificial Intelligence £5,950 £14,500
MSc Banking And Finance £9,950 £15,500
MSc Behavioural Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Behavioural Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Big Data And Text Analytics £5,950 £14,500
MSc Biotechnology £5,950 £15,500
MBA Business Administration £17,500 £17,500
MSc Business Analytics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Business Strategies In A Global Environment £9,950 £15,500
MA Business Translation And Interpreting £5,950 £14,950
MSc Cancer Biology £5,950 £15,500
PG Diploma Chinese-English Translation And Interpreting £4,760 £11,960
MA Chinese-English Translation And Interpreting £5,950 £14,950
MSc Cloud Computing £5,950 £14,500
MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology £5,950 £15,500
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience £5,950 £15,500
MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets And £9,950 £15,500
MSc Computational Finance £11,150 £14,500
MSc Computer Engineering £5,950 £14,500
MSc Computer Games £5,950 £14,500
MSc Computer Networks And Security £5,950 £14,500
Graduate Diploma Computer Science With English For Academic £4,760 £9,750
MA Conflict Resolution £7,950 £15,500
MSc Conflict Resolution £7,950 £15,500
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 £5,950 £14,950
MA Criminology £5,950 £15,500
MSc Criminology And Socio-Legal Research £5,950 £15,500
MA Curating £5,950 £14,950
MSc Data Science £5,950 £14,500
PG Diploma Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications £4,760 £11,600
MSc Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications £5,950 £14,500
LLM Economic, Social And Cultural Rights £8,950 £14,950
MA Economics £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Economics £4,760 £9,750
MSc Economics £9,950 £15,500
MRes Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Economics And Econometrics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Economics And Econometrics £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Economics With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Electronic Engineering £5,950 £14,500
Graduate Diploma Electronic Engineering With English For £4,760 £9,750
MA English Language And Linguistics £5,950 £14,950
MSc Entrepreneurship And Innovation £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Entrepreneurship And Innovation With English For £4,760 £9,750
LLM European Union Commercial Law £6,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma European Union Commercial Law With English For £4,760 £9,750
MRes Experimental Linguistics £5,950 £14,950
MA Film And Literature £5,950 £14,950
MA Film Studies £5,950 £14,950
MSc Finance £9,950 £15,500
MSc Finance And Data Analytics £9,950 £14,950
MSc Finance And Global Trading £9,950 £15,500
MSc Finance And Investment £9,950 £15,500
MSc Finance And Management £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Finance With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Financial And Business Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Financial Computing £11,150 £14,500
PG Diploma Financial Decision Making With Applications £6,360 £11,600
MSc Financial Decision Making With Applications £7,950 £14,500
MSc Financial Econometrics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Financial Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Financial Economics And Econometrics £9,950 £15,500
MSc Financial Engineering And Risk Management £9,950 £15,500
MA Global And Comparative Politics £7,950 £15,500
MSc Global And Comparative Politics £7,950 £15,500
MSc Global Project Management £9,950 £15,500
MA Health And Organisational Research £6,950 £14,950
MSc Health Research £5,950 £14,950
PG Certificate History £2,380 £5,980
MA History £5,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma History With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Human Resource Management £9,950 £15,500
MA Human Rights And Cultural Diversity £6,950 £14,950
MA Ideology And Discourse Analysis £7,950 £15,500
MSc Intelligent Systems And Robotics £5,950 £14,500
MSc International Accounting And Banking £9,950 £15,500
MSc International Business And Entrepreneurship £9,950 £15,500
LLM International Commercial And Business Law £6,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma International Commercial And Business Law With £4,760 £9,750
MSc International Economics £9,950 £15,500
MSc International Finance £9,950 £15,500
LLM International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law £8,950 £14,950
LLM International Human Rights Law £8,950 £14,950
LLM International Human Rights Law (Economic £8,950 £14,950
MSc International Management £9,950 £15,500
MSc International Marketing And Entrepreneurship £9,950 £15,500
MA International Relations £7,950 £15,500
MRes International Relations £7,950 £15,500
MSc International Relations £7,950 £15,500
LLM International Trade Law £6,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma International Trade Law With English For Academic £4,760 £9,750
MSc Internet Of Things £5,950 £14,500
MA Jungian And Post-Jungian Studies £6,950 £14,950
MSc Language And The Brain £5,950 £15,500
MA Linguistic Studies £5,950 £14,950
MA Linguistics £5,950 £14,950
MRes Linguistics £5,950 £14,950
MA Literature £5,950 £14,950
MSc Management £9,950 £15,500
MRes Management And Organisation £9,950 £15,500
PG Diploma Management And Organisational Dynamics £5,560 £11,960
MA Management And Organisational Dynamics £6,950 £14,950
MSc Management Economics £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Management With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Marketing And Brand Management £9,950 £15,500
MSc Marketing Management £9,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Mathematics £4,760 £9,750
PG Diploma Mathematics And Finance £6,360 £11,600
MSc Mathematics And Finance £7,950 £14,500
MSc Molecular Medicine £5,950 £15,500
MSc Money And Banking £9,950 £15,500
MSc Money And Banking £9,950 £15,500
MA Multilevel Governance In Europe £7,950 £15,500
MSc Multilevel Governance In Europe £7,950 £15,500
MBA Museum Management £17,500 £17,500
PG Certificate New Venture Creation TBC TBC
MSc Nursing (Adult) (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MSc Nursing (Adult) (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MSc Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MSc Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MSc Organised Crime, Terrorism And Security £5,950 £15,500
MA Philosophy £5,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Philosophy With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £14,950
MA Playwriting £5,950 £14,950
MA Political Economy £7,950 £15,500
MRes Political Economy £7,950 £15,500
MSc Political Economy £7,950 £15,500
MA Political Science £7,950 £15,500
MRes Political Science £7,950 £15,500
MSc Political Science £7,950 £15,500
MA Political Theory £7,950 £15,500
Graduate Diploma Politics £4,760 £9,750
MA Politics £7,950 £15,500
MA Politics (With English For Academic Purposes) £4,760 £9,750
Graduate Diploma Politics With English For Academic Purposes £4,760 £9,750
Graduate Diploma Politics With Extended English For Academic £4,760 £9,750
MA Professional Practice £5,950 £14,500
MA Psychoanalytic Studies TBC TBC
PG Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies TBC TBC
PG Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies TBC TBC
PG Certificate Psychoanalytic Studies TBC TBC
MA Psychoanalytic Studies £6,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies With English For Academic £5,560 £9,750
Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling £5,560 £9,750
MA Psycholinguistics £5,950 £14,950
Graduate Diploma Psychological Studies With English For Academic TBC TBC
PG Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,380 £5,800
Graduate Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,380 £5,800
PG Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,380 £5,800
Graduate Certificate Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low £2,380 £5,800
MSc Psychology £5,950 £15,500
MA Public Opinion And Political Behaviour £7,950 £15,500
MSc Public Opinion And Political Behaviour £7,950 £15,500
MA Refugee Care £7,950 £14,950
MSc Research Methods In Psychology £5,950 £15,500
MA Sociolinguistics £5,950 £14,950
MA Sociological Research £5,950 £15,500
Graduate Certificate Sociology £2,380 £4,875
MA Sociology £5,950 £15,500
MA Sociology And Management £5,950 £15,500
MSc Speech And Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) £14,000 £15,500
PG Diploma Statistics £4,760 £11,600
MSc Statistics £5,950 £14,500
PG Diploma Statistics And Econometrics £4,760 £11,600
MSc Statistics And Econometrics £5,950 £14,500
PG Diploma Statistics And Operational Research £4,760 £11,600
MSc Statistics And Operational Research £5,950 £14,500
MSc Survey Methods For Social Research £5,950 £15,500
MA Teaching English As A Foreign Language/Teaching £5,950 £14,950
MA Theatre Directing £11,700 £12,700
MFA Theatre Directing £11,700 £12,700
MA Theory And Practice Of Human Rights £6,950 £14,950
MA Translation And Literature £5,950 £14,950
MA Translation And Professional Practice £5,950 £14,950
MA Translation, Interpreting And Subtitling £5,950 £14,950
MSc Tropical Marine Biology £5,950 £15,500
MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape And The £5,950 £14,950
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 2016-17. 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. Our fees for 2017-18 will be published in October 2016.

Research degrees: Full-time fees per year for PhD, MPhil, MAD and MSD awards
Department/Centre Home/EU fee International fee
Biological Sciences
Psychology
£4,120 £14,950
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
£4,120 £12,950
1 Year 1 fee is £7,950 for Home/EU students and £14,950 for overseas students for the doctoral programme in Refugee Care which includes a taught first year.

Completion and extension fees
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 fee for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Part-time fees per term

Professional Doctorates
Programme Home/EU fee Overseas fee
Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475
Doctorate in Analytical Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475
Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 3 years part-time £3,475 £6,475

Professional Doctorates - Health and Human Sciences
Subject Home/EU fee
Year 1 and 2
Home/EU fee
Year 3+
Applied 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 £2,060

Pre-registration taught degrees
Programme Home/EU fee International fee
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 3 years full-time NHS funded (self-funded £17,061 plus up to £5,000 bench fees) £20,000 plus up to £5,000 bench fees


Fees for visiting research students 2016-17
Duration Home/EU fee International fee
All Classroom Lab
Full year £2,060 £6,475 £7,475
2 terms £1,375 £4,320 £4,980
1 term £685 £2,160 £2,490
Monthly (up to 3 months) £175 £540 £625

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.