Impatient for change? Join the University of Essex, one of the top 40 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023).
As an Essex postgraduate you’ll have the freedom to challenge, ask the difficult questions and take intellectual risk. You’re taught and supported by world-leading academics in our research-intensive environment that will enable you to make a difference. You’ll be among Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world.
We’re dedicated to delivering high-impact research. Our pioneering work continues to change the world – we’re ranked UK top 25 for research quality by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. During your Masters study you’ll receive an excellent educational experience from our expert lecturers and upon graduation you can choose to develop your own research with a Postgraduate Research Degree. The University of Essex is Top 10 for world-leading excellence in the social sciences (REF 2021).
We are global
At Essex you’ll discover the world in one place. Our international community attracts students and staff from over 130 countries and this living and learning environment creates exceptional graduates with well-rounded skills and knowledge. Because of our proud, diverse community we are ranked top 25 for international outlook by the Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2022.
We offer a wide and interesting range of Masters courses and research degrees across social sciences, business, law, humanities, science and health. 88% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022).
Boost your employability skills by taking an extra course at no extra cost. Learn a new language or study big data to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Thinking of starting your own business? The University of Essex is the UK number one for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, businesses that want to help new graduates innovate.
We understand that money matters, which is why we offer a range of scholarships, discounts and other funding opportunities to make sure all of our postgraduate students have the potential to succeed.
We're have three campuses in the county of Essex (in the East of England), with each location offering a unique and exciting experience.