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offer a comprehensive range of
postgraduate taught courses, many of
which can be studied on a full-time or
part-time basis, covering the full range
of research fields, approaches and
methodologies. All our courses offer
rigorous training in analytical skills,
- qualitative and quantitative research methods;
- blending theoretical and empirical material, and
- a global, local and comparative focus.
We have a strong support system in place for students, with progress checked
regularly throughout the year. For your dissertation you will be linked with an
appropriate supervisor at the earliest opportunity and you will be able to meet
and discuss your work with that supervisor on a regular basis.
You will be taught and supervised by academics who are specialists in their
fields and who bring this expertise into their teaching and supervision. In the
2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 45 per cent of the department's
research was classed as 4-star, 'world-leading' work.
Fees and funding
Individual course fees can be found
on the course finder entry for each
masters courses we offer.
The University offers a number of funding opportunities to postgraduate
students, which you may be eligible to apply for. Our
scholarship finder makes it easy to see what funding is available.
If you are starting your undergraduate study with us in 2013 you will be able
to compete for the
Faculty of Social Science Masters Scholarship, which offers up to five
scholarships to students who performance is exceptional during their
undergraduate degree and choose to study for a Masters at Essex.
The Department plays a key role in the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, which
offers 16 studentships worth up to 18,252 for talented Home/EU postgraduate
students. A number of our courses are accredited pathways and eligible for ESRC
funding through to doctoral research.
The three year programme (+3) is available to those students who have already
completed a programme of research training.
The four year programme (1+3) comprises of one year's research training, at
masters level, linked to a three year PhD for those students taking:
Apply for Masters study
The simplest way to apply is online using the
online application form. You will
need to send all your documentation to support your application before we can
consider your application. Once you have received an offer you can then apply
If you don't meet the entry requirements to study in our department, the
International Academy offers
masters courses with extra language and subject support.
Depending on your
programme of study you
may be required to
and if English isn't
your first language then
you will also have to
provide an English
Deadline for applications
entry onto a Masters programme in October, applications should be submitted
preferably by 1 July, but no later than 31 August. If you are expecting to
graduate in the summer prior to the October start date, you are welcome to apply
although you may only be offered a conditional place until you receive your
The Eric Tanenbaum Prize for best postgraduate taught student
In recognition of the hard work and dedication you put into your studies, we
offer a prize of 100 for the best postgraduate student, awarded for excellent
coursework, exam and dissertation grades. You could be one of the future
If your query relates to the course, studying in the department or
our Graduate Administrator.
If you have any questions about
applying, please contact Graduate
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44
Last modified on 09 September 2013