Apply to study at Essex

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

If you would like more information about any of our courses before making your application, please email us.


If you don't meet the undergraduate entry requirements to study in our School, our Essex Pathways Department offers pathways with extra language and subject support that will allow entry onto first year courses.

Postgraduate taught

If you don't meet the entry requirements to study in our School, our Essex Pathways Department offers pre-Masters courses with extra language and subject support.

Postgraduate research

If you are shortlisted for an offer to pursue doctoral research in our School you will be interviewed. The purpose of the interview is to assess your ability to communicate your project and your previous research experience beyond the written page. It also gives you the opportunity to pose questions about the research environment in our School.

Find a scholarship

Find a scholarship

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

PG Fortnight events

20 February to 3 March 2017
Two weeks of events for you to explore your options for postgraduate study. Speak to academics, explore our courses and facilities, and learn about funding options.

When should I apply?

When should I apply?

We answer your questions about when to apply for undergraduate study. Make sure you do not miss any important UCAS deadlines and make a note of other dates for your diary to ensure your application process is stress-free.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).