A research degree at Essex gives you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth to reach a profound understanding.
In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate new knowledge. Your research degree allows you to develop high-level skills, enhances your professional development and builds new networks. It can open doors to many careers.
We offer three research degree routes: Masters by Dissertation (MSD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and PhD. Each route requires you to conduct and present your results of original research.
Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme that you can use to book courses and to check your funding. You'll have the opportunity to develop skills and articulate them confidently and professionally. Proficio also enables you to network with other postgraduate research students, it's designed to provide you with the resources to maintain the highest levels of research skills.