We Are Essex. Are you? Join the University of Essex, one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024).
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 100,000 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. 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.
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 15th for international outlook by the Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2024.
We offer a wide and interesting range of Masters courses and research degrees across social sciences, business, law, humanities, science and health. 90% of our postgraduate graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023).
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.
One of the most innovative acting schools in the UK
Five minutes' walk from the nearest London Underground Station and 30 minutes to central London
If you want to join a forward-thinking, hard-working community and change the world for the better, welcome home.
Our Postgraduate Open Evening is a chance for you to see the place you might be calling home. The evening will be offered both in-person at our Colchester Campus as well as virtually, so if you are unable to travel, you can engage with our talks and other content from the comfort of your own home. Our in-person offering will give you the chance to listen a variety of talks, take a look at our campus and accommodation on tours, talk to your department, chat with Student Services and experience student life, so you can find out everything there is to know about studying a postgraduate course at Essex.