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Not sure if a January start is for you?

Here's everything you need to know.

Deciding on what subject to study is hard enough on its own but when you throw in options on when to start your course, it gets even harder. We're here to help. If you're wondering about starting your postgraduate studies in January 2021, we've pulled together some key information that we hope will aid your decision. Take a look and see if January is right for you.

Which masters courses offer a January start?

    Essex Business School

    School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

    • MSc Data Science and its Applications (Course information coming soon)
    • MSc Applied Data Science (Course information coming soon)
    • MSc Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications (Course information coming soon)
    • MSc Artificial Intelligence

      Department of Economics

      School of Law 

      Why choose a January start over October?

      When you choose to start your masters degree is entirely up to you and what suits your personal needs best. Whether you begin in October or January you will qualify with the same degree at the end of your period of study. We have introduced January start dates to help those who have been affected by the current situation and those who wish to start their studies later to accommodate personal circumstances such as travelling from another country. 

      Will I still graduate with a full masters qualification? 

      Yes, both October and January start dates will enable you to graduate with the same qualification.

      Do the January start courses end at the same time as the October start versions?

      No, if you begin your course in October, your studies will finish the following September. If you start in January, your studies will end in December. For example, if you start in January 2021, you will complete your course in December 2021. 

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