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Postgraduate

Study with us

Be an Essex postgraduate

How will you make your mark?

Why Essex?

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.

  • Top 5 in the UK for social sciences (REF 2014)
  • 8 of our departments feature in QS World Rankings 2016
  • Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • 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.

Diana's time at Essex has opened a whole new career for her and she is now a Teaching Fellow.

Interdisciplinary education

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 biologists 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.

Mature students

Life at Essex exposes you to new ideas, opportunities and people. Mature students make up 67% of our postgraduate community in an average year.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

PG events

Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.

Live chat

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Our live chat is open 9am to 10pm, Monday to Friday, to answer your questions. Whether you want to know about courses, admissions, or student life, our academics, staff and students are on hand to help.

Find a scholarship

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Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding opportunities available to you. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make sure everyone with the potential can succeed.