Be an Essex postgraduate
How will you make your mark?
We have a long-standing reputation for the quality of our courses and
research-led teaching. Our academics are at the forefront of their fields and passion drives their
teaching. We have a range of inspiring taught courses
and research degrees which develop
your skills, experience and employability.
- Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world (QS 2016, THE
- Top 5 in the UK for social sciences (REF
- 8 of our departments feature in QS World Rankings 2016
- Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF
- Our students love it here - we're consistently top 10 in England for student satisfaction in NSS
Masters loans now available
Masters courses have never been more accessible. UK and EU students can now apply for
loans to help with course fees and living costs.
A university on a human scale
You will be at the heart of our internationally acclaimed and
well-connected research community of around 3,500 postgraduates. This
creates a diverse social and academic learning experience.
The world likes to put people into boxes, which can happen at universities
too. You're a biologist, a film-maker or an historian. However at Essex our
interdisciplinary approach means that our
and computer scientists collaborate on
producing digital fitness games for the elderly.
Business and human rights students
analyse together the relationships between working conditions and productivity.
Being interdisciplinary creates almost limitless opportunities and the freedom
to explore. It's an opportunity to combine your interests and make your
contribution really count.
Life at Essex exposes you to new ideas, opportunities
and people. Mature students
make up 67% of our postgraduate community in an average year.