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Impatient for your next challenge?

An Essex graduation is never a goodbye, it’s a celebration of what you’ve achieved with us. If completing your studies here was just the beginning, we have so much more to offer you. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your next adventure immediately, or if you’ve had some time away and are hungry to return, at Essex we’ve got a postgraduate course for you.

With our range of taught Masters and research degrees among the many reasons we’ve been ranked 32 out of 130 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2024), there has never been a better time to extend your journey with us. Postgraduate education at Essex goes well beyond the lecture theatre, with experiences that set our graduates apart. Alongside your studies there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skillset, such as learning a language or immersing yourself in emerging fields like data science – all at no extra cost.

At Essex we also know that postgraduate study is a big commitment, so we are very flexible to ensure you can study when it works for you. You can enrol on a full-time or part-time basis, with some Masters courses even offering start dates in January or April.

Alumni Loyalty Discount
We always reserve certain perks for our alumni. If you’ve completed a degree with us before or if you're currently studying at Essex, you could be eligible for a discount of up to 33% on the first year of both a postgraduate taught course and a research degree, which means that you could save money on up to two years of study if you embark on a Masters and PhD with us. 

How to apply
We've made applying for postgraduate study as straightforward as possible for our current students with our fast-track application form on your myEssex student portal and if you are a returning student applying to Essex is simple and straightforward too.

Why progress at Essex?
  • Study at a top-ranking UK university with world-leading academics. 
  • Get an even better return on your investment with a range of alumni benefits.
  • Flexibility to study how and when suits you.
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Why I decided to study my Postgraduate Degree at Essex

There’s a lot to think about when making the decision to start postgraduate study. We spoke to Charity Onyemelonu about why she chose to study with us and what she enjoys most about postgraduate life at Essex.

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