This page outlines fees and fee rules for current year students, including those continuing on a course of study in a subsequent. If you'll be starting a new Masters course at Essex for the first time in 2021-22, please refer to our applicant pages for fee information.
Current year fees
The fee bands and rates for new postgraduate research students studying in 2020-21 academic year are listed below.
Please be aware that these are the general fee bands covering the majority of courses however there are some exceptions. Check out full list of tuition fees for the relevant academic year for more information
|School/Department ||Home fee ||International fee|
Health and Social Care
Languages and Linguistics
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Philosophy and Art History
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
|£9,500 ||£18,460 |
|Essex Business School |
|E15 Theatre Directing ||£13,320 || £14,700|
|E15 Acting ||£15,170 || £16,730|
|MBA || £20,000 ||£20,000 |
|Grad Diploma || 66% of standard fee || 66% of standard fee|
|Grad Cert || 33% of standard fee || 33% of standard fee|
Part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis from the course's full-time fee.
If you take a one-year Masters on a part-time basis over two years, you'll pay half of the course's fee in your first year. In your second year you'll pay half of the full-time fee for that year, which may by different to the fee in your first year due to the annual fee changes as explained above.
Returning year fees
Students returning for a second or subsequent year of study will be notified of their tuition fees for the next year of study as part of the arrangements for Registration.
Annual fee changes
For continuing postgraduate taught students who started in 2017-18 or earlier, your fees will increase by 3% for each academic year of study.
For continuing postgraduate taught students who started in 2018-19 or later, your fees will increase by 5% for each academic year of study.