Postgraduate taught study

There are many taught postgraduate courses to choose from across the departments and centres. We are committed to providing an excellent environment to study in the social sciences, and at the same time being part of a friendly and supportive environment.

Each department and centre website has detailed information about the courses available to you at undergraduate level.

Find out more about postgraduate taught study at Essex.

Funding your studies

There are a number of sources of funding and help available to UK, EU and international students that you may be eligible for, for example:

  • University scholarships and bursaries
  • hardship funds
  • charities and trusts.

More detailed information about postgraduate support is available from student finance.

News and events

News and events

Keep up-to-date with what's happening in our Faculty, from our latest research to our awards and achievements. We also organise a huge range of specialist workshops, conferences, training events and public lectures.

Your experience

Share your experience

If you graduated from one of our departments in the last ten years we would like your help to create truly engaging content for our website, including student profiles and case studies. You can help by completing your graduate profile online.

PG research

Postgraduate research

At Essex you will work at the heart of an internationally recognised and well-connected research community. Our internationally-renowned academics will support and guide you through the different stages of your research until completion.

New experimental lab

ESSEXLab, the new state-of-the-art facility for academic researchers to run interactive social science experiments, is now available. Registration is also open to take part in experiments.