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University of Essex Online


  • The 2016 DLHE survey showed that 91.4% of our students are in work or further study, above the national average.
  • Achieved a score of 90% in the NSS 2016, placing the University of Essex Online in the national top 10 for overall student satisfaction out of all English mainstream universities*
  • Boost your career with 100% online and part-time Bachelors, Masters and MBA degree programmes validated by the University of Essex.

Do you want to improve your professional career and future salary prospects? Our online undergraduate and postgraduate courses are a perfect way to achieve this. All of our courses are online and part-time, allowing you to manage work and family commitments by studying when and where it suits you. University of Essex Online course graduates receive their qualification from a highly regarded UK university and get all the academic support you would receive on campus.

* Note: We define mainstream universities as non-specialist Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with a survey population of at least 500 excluding further education colleges and small and specialist HEIs.

A partnership with Kaplan Open Learning


The University of Essex and Kaplan Open Learning started working together in 2007 with the aim of combining Kaplan’s global expertise in online learning with the strong traditions of quality in UK higher education established by the University of Essex.

Kaplan Open Learning is part of Kaplan, Inc, a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan’s largest business, higher education, brings educational opportunities ranging from certificates to masters degrees to students around the world, delivered from over 70 campuses and online.

The benefits of part-time online study


Whether you are working full or part-time, an online degree course will provide you with a flexible means of achieving a university qualification. Entry requirements are flexible and take into account both your existing academic qualifications and work-based experience.

Upon successful completion of your degree course, you will receive a degree awarded by the University of Essex and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University’s Colchester Campus.

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