Postgraduate studies

Studying a Masters course or Research degree can deepen your knowledge of your subject or broaden your understanding. It can also help you improve your employability or give you the opportunity to explore and learn something entirely new! There are many options available if you want to pursue further study after graduation.

Further study in the UK

There are lots of websites that give you information about postgraduate courses in the UK. Here are some of our favourites:

Further study at Essex

As an Essex student you already know what a great place it is to study. By choosing to remain an important part of our global community you’ll get at least another year to enjoy all the amazing benefits being an Essex student brings.

And what’s more, our Alumni Loyalty Discount can save you up to 33% on your postgraduate tuition fees for a single year of study.

To discover the range of postgraduate courses we offer at Essex, see our Masters or Research Degree pages.

Funding postgraduate study

Studying a postgraduate course doesn’t have to break the bank/ There are loads of funding options available to you, including a PG or Research Loan, scholarships, studentships, bursaries and even our Alumni Loyalty Discount. You can learn more about our funding options for Masters courses or Research Degrees on our website.

External funding

Applying for further study at Essex

If you’re thinking of staying at Essex and would like to find out more, speak to your department, school or centre. They will be able to chat through your options with you. When you’re ready to make an application for a postgraduate course, complete our application form. Alternatively email and we can give you some guidance and help you to apply.

Some postgraduate paths are extremely popular so you may need to start preparing your application well in advance. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to your chosen subject, as well as suitable skills and experience.

Careers support for postgraduate students

As an Essex Masters or PhD student, you can make use of all the careers support and advice available from Student Services Hub while studying and after graduation. 

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