Programme Specifications Catalogue

Every taught programme of study leading to a University of Essex Award has a Programme Specification, describing the programme aims, the learning outcomes, the teaching, learning and assessment methods, the course structure and the rules of assessment.

The programme specifications in this catalogue represent the latest course structures for use by current students.

The search facility below allows you to locate all Specifications for an individual Department or to search programmes by keyword(s) from the course title. Details of how to find information on degrees validated by the University of Essex are available below.

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If you are searching for a joint degree programme it is best to search by keyword, unless you are certain which Department is responsible for administering the course. If you know the JACS code for an undergraduate course, you may enter this directly.
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See also: details of individual modules in the Module Directory and links to course materials and resources in the Online Resource Bank.

Validated degrees

Programme Specifications for validated degrees delivered at the University's partner institutions are not held on this site. A summary of the partner institutions and the subjects offered is available at the following address:


The University of Essex Programme Specifications Catalogue is updated annually in April/May. The specifications represent the most current course structures and may be subject to review and change. Should you have any queries about the Catalogue's pages, please contact the Course Record Team, Systems Administration Office, Academic Section; email: crt (non Essex users should add