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Impatient to master your craft?

Discover the value of a Masters degree at Essex and how it can prepare you for your future.

Life at Essex is full of opportunities. You'll work with world-leading researchers who are driven to make a difference and you can get involved with departmental research, speak at conferences or even work as a lab assistant. Whatever your discipline, we can help you go further and gain real-world, valuable experience for your current or future career.

There’s a lot to think about before applying for a Masters degree with us, and we understand that making the decision to do postgraduate study is a big one. To help you get started, why not explore our subjects, or grab yourself a prospectus to read in your own time. Some of our courses also allow you to start in January or study part-time, so this is something to consider when doing your research.

We've also developed a new Masters Preparation Programme, which is a short course that you take for free once you have received an offer of study for a taught course at Essex. It's designed to make sure you are ready for postgraduate-level study and is the perfect preparation for your Masters.

Why study
at Essex?

Essex is 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024
We are 15th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
90% of our postgraduate graduates are in highly skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes 2023) 
Five subjects in UK top 10 for research power (Times Higher Education 2022)
15 of our subjects feature in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2023
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Your postgraduate Masters study

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Get prepared for your masters study at Essex

The Masters Preparation Programme is a free online course for students who are planning to enrol on a postgraduate taught course at University of Essex having received an offer of study. It is designed to make sure you are ready for the jump to postgraduate teaching whether you are coming from an undergraduate degree or have been out of study for a while. Interested? Why not sign up today?

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