Dual awards

Dual awards in economics and politics

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Get two Masters degrees

Study at both Essex and with one our partner universities to achieve two separate Masters degrees within two years.

Our partnerships with universities in Germany (Universities of Bamberg, Mannheim, Hamburg and Konstanz) and Japan (Kobe University) enable students to achieve two Masters-level politics or economics degrees in two years across two universities.

These dual awards give you an amazing opportunity to continue your learning at postgraduate level, experience life and education at both Essex and another top university, and gain expert knowledge, skills and experience in demand across a range of sectors.

Our partners

University of Bamberg

You study your first year at Essex and your second year at the University of Bamberg in Germany. This dual award is linked with our Department of Government where you have the opportunity to study one of the following Masters degree with us:

At the University of Bamberg you will study MA Political Science. Teaching at both Essex and Bamberg will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you need to make an application for one of the above Masters degrees at Essex. You will then make a second application the following year for MA Political Science at Bamberg by their admissions deadline of 31 July.

You will receive a £1,000 tuition fee discount for your first year at Essex under this arrangement. You will not pay tuition fees for studying at Bamberg in your second year, but you will be required to pay an administrative fee (this fee is subject to change).

To learn more about this dual award, visit the University of Bamberg's website.

Universtitat Hamburg

You can study your first year at either Essex or Universtitat Hamburg. Your second year will therefore be taken at the other university. This dual award is linked with our Department of Economics where you have the opportunity to study one of the following Masters degree with us:

At Universtitat Hamburg you will study MSc Economics. Teaching at both Essex and Hamburg will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you first need to decide with which university to do your first year. If you decide to study at Essex first, you need to make an application for one of the above Masters degrees. You will then make a second application the following year for MSc Economics at Hamburg by their admissions deadline of 15 April. If you decide to study at Hamburg first, you will need to apply to them directly via their website. After completion of the first semester in Hamburg you have the option of applying for one of the Masters courses listed above at Essex. You will need to have at least 2.7 in all of your modules in the first year at Hamburg (plus standard English language requirements).

If you choose to study at Essex in your second year, you will receive a £1,000 tuition fee discount under this arrangement. If you choose to study at Hamburg in your second year, you will not pay tuition fees, but you will be required to pay an administrative fee (this fee is subject to change).

To learn more about this dual award, visit Universtitat Hamburg's website.

University of Mannheim

You can study your first year at either Essex or the University of Mannheim. Your second year will therefore be taken at the other university. This dual award is linked with our Department of Government where you have the opportunity to study one of our politics Masters degrees. You have a choice from a wide range of options.

At the University of Mannheim you will study MA Political Science. Teaching at both Essex and Mannheim will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you first need to decide with which university to do your first year. If you decide to study at Essex first, you need to make an application for one of our politics Masters degrees. You will then make a second application, after completion of your first trimester at Essex, for MA Political Science at Mannheim by their admissions deadline of 1 March. You will have to meet all the course-specific entry requirements to study at Mannheim.

If you decide to study at Mannheim first, you will need to apply to them directly via their website. After completion of the first semester in Mannheim you have the option of applying for one of the politics Masters courses at Essex. You will need to have at least 2.7 in all of your modules in the first year at Mannheim (plus standard English language requirements). You will have to meet all the course-specific entry requirements to study at Essex.

If you choose to study at Essex in your second year, you will receive a £1,000 tuition fee discount under this arrangement. If you choose to study at Mannheim in your second year, you will not pay tuition fees, but you will be required to pay an administrative fee (this fee is subject to change).

To learn more about this dual award, visit the University of Mannheim's website.

University of Konstanz

You can study your first year at either Essex or the University of Konstanz. Your second year will therefore be taken at the other university. This dual award is linked with both our Department of Economics and our Department of Government, where you have the opportunity to study one of the following Masters degree with us:

Department of Economics

Department of Government

At the University of Konstanz you will either study MSc Economics or MA Politics and Public Administration. Teaching at both Essex and Konstanz will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you first need to decide with which university to do your first year.

If you're applying for a politics degree, you will need to meet the standard entry requirements of your chosen course at both Konstanz and Essex.

If you're applying for an economics degree, and if you decide to study at Essex first, you need to make an application for one of the above economics Masters degrees. You will then make a second application the following year for MSc Economics at Konstanz by their admissions deadline of 15 April. If you decide to study at Konstanz first, you will need to apply to them directly via their website. During your year at Konstanz you have the option of applying for one of the economics Masters courses listed above at Essex. You will need to have at least 2.7 in all of your modules in the first year at Konstanz.

If you choose to study at Essex in your second year, you will receive a £1,000 tuition fee discount if you're a politics student and a £3,000 tuition fee discount if you're an economic student under this arrangement. If you choose to study at Konstanz in your second year, you will not pay tuition fees, but you will be required to pay an administrative fee (this fee is subject to change).

To learn more about this dual award, visit the following University of Konstanz websites.

 

Kobe University (Graduate School of Economics)

You can study your first year at either Essex or Kobe University. Your second year will therefore be taken at the other university. This dual award is linked with our Department of Economics where you have the opportunity to study one of the following Masters degree with us:

At Kobe University you will study the International Masters Program in Economics. Teaching at both Essex and Kobe University will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you'll need to apply by published deadlines and will need to meet standard academic entry requirements. You will be required to apply to both universities separately.

If you choose to study at Essex in your second year, you will be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount under this arrangement. If you choose to study at Kobe in your second year, you will not pay tuition fees, but will be required to pay examination fees.

Kobe University (Graduate School of Law)

You can study your first year at either Essex or Kobe University. Your second year will therefore be taken at the other university. This dual award is linked with our Department of Government where you have the opportunity to study one of the following Masters degree with us:

At Kobe University you will study MA Political Science. Teaching at both Essex and Kobe University will be in English.

To apply for this dual award, you'll need to apply by published deadlines and will need to meet standard academic entry requirements. You will be required to apply to both universities separately.

If you choose to study at Essex in your second year, you will be eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount under this arrangement. If you choose to study at Kobe in your second year, you will not pay tuition fees, but will be required to pay examination fees.

To learn more about this dual award, visit Kobe University's website.

 

Image of dual award student Selestine Mabhunuh
"I was interested in the prospect of studying in two different places for exposure and experience and having a well-rounded perspective of education. The course at Essex has been very stimulating, and the lecturers in the Department of Government were always willing to help. The administrator at the University of Konstanz has been equally helpful – always replying to my emails. I've heard so many good things from people who have gone to Konstanz and I know the experience will be equally rewarding. I really look forward to it."
Selestine Mabhunuh MSc International relations (studying her first year at essex before doing her second at konstanz)
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