These programmes combine three years at undergraduate level with a final year at postgraduate level, so upon completion of the course you'll be graduating with a masters-level qualification in your chosen subject. With many subjects you also have the opportunity to add on an additional year to your course to be spent either studying abroad or on a work placement. For students who commence their course in 2020, if you choose to spend a full year abroad you'll pay no tuition fees to Essex for that year. You won't pay any tuition fees to your host university either.
Combining undergraduate and postgraduate study in one degree will give you a strong theoretical background as well as specialist expertise through independent research or projects in your chosen field. This combination makes graduates from these programmes attractive candidates for many employers.