Postgraduate study

Fees and funding

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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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Save up to 33% on your postgraduate tuition fees

Undergraduate students at Essex can save up to 33% on postgraduate tuition fees. Find out how and discover more great reasons to stay at Essex.

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Fee statuses

Our admissions team will assess your fee status when you apply to Essex. If you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter. Visit our fee status page for more information.

Scholarships and other funding

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for our postgraduate students so that talented people from all backgrounds can benefit from an Essex education.

We may also have country-specific funding opportunities.

If you're a talented athlete, we also offer sports scholarships and bursaries in our focus sports, which provides you with coaching and support services, as well as free kit and use of our sports facilities.


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"When I emailed an Essex lecturer to discuss my ideas, they explained that my area of research (domestic abuse) would lend itself to collaborative funding. They suggested I speak to my current employer, Essex County Council (ECC), to see whether I could secure collaborative funding from ESRC and ECC. They helped me to turn my proposal into a collaborative application, and with the support from my manager at ECC I got the agreement from my director to give me the funding."
Ruth Weir PhD Criminology
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