Postgraduate Masters

Fees and funding

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Invest in your future

Whilst there's no doubt a postgraduate qualification can give you the advantage in a competitive job market, we understand that it's not a decision you're going to make lightly.

At Essex, we're constantly working to make sure you get the best possible student experience. This means re-investing your fees into employing some of the best academic minds in the UK, and maintaining and improving our facilities.

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Stay with us

If you're one of our graduates, studied abroad with us, or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees, we'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex.

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Loyalty discounts

If you're an Essex alumni you can save up to 33% if you have received a First or Distinction in your undergraduate or Masters degree respectively. We also offer a 10% discount if you previously studied at Essex on a study abroad programme for at least one term. Find out more about our loyalty discounts.

Fees and funding for EU students starting in 2020-21

We have some great news to share with you! Students from the European Union (EU) who start their postgraduate course in the 2020-21 academic year will eligible for the same fees as 'home' students (ie students who are normally resident in the UK). EU students starting in this year will also remain eligible for postgraduate loans to cover their tuition fee throughout their entire degree (see below for more information on these loans). This will apply regardless of the outcome of Brexit. For more information, visit the website.

Postgraduate loans

If you're a home or EU student and looking to study a Masters degree, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,906 for the 2019-20 academic year. The loan has no subject restrictions (MBAs are included), isn't means tested (ie is not dependent on your or your family's income), and is available for full-time, part-time and distance learning courses.

Scholarships and bursaries

We want talented people from all backgrounds to be able to benefit from an Essex Education, so we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including our Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships, our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarships and our Essex Business School MBA scholarship to name a few.

We also have country-specific funding opportunities.


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