Masters fees for current students

This page outlines fees and fee rules for current year students, including those continuing on a course of study in a subsequent year. If you're starting a new Masters course at Essex for the first time in 2023-2024, please refer to our applicant pages for fee information.

Current year fees

The fee bands and rates for new postgraduate research students studying in 2022-2023 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 e.g. fees associated with placements and years abroad etc. Check out full list of tuition fees for the relevant academic year for more information

School/Department Home fee International fee

Biological Sciences
Government
Health and Social Care
History
Human Rights
Languages and Linguistics
Law
Life Sciences
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy and Art History
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Sociology
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

£9,200 £19,740

Marine Biology
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

£10,480 £20,350 
Essex Business School
Economics
£13,030 £20,350
E15 Theatre Directing £14,700   £16,200
E15 Acting £16,730   £18,450
MBA £23,000 £23,000 
Grad Diploma 66% of standard fee 66% of standard fee
Grad Cert 33% of standard fee 33% of standard fee

Part-time fees

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 below under Annual Fee Changes.

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.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay

Funding your studies

There are various organisations which might be able to help you with funding.