University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

University Information

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. Whether you’re an experienced professional looking to progress your career or a recent graduate who wants to boost their CV, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to get ahead.

You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources – including lecturecasts, discussion forums, live seminars and Q&A sessions – as well as an extensive eLibrary.

 Study online, graduate on campus

All University of Essex Online degrees are awarded and validated by the University of Essex – a top 40 UK university (Complete University Guide 2024). This is your chance to benefit from world-class research and ground-breaking teaching, and become a member of a truly global community.

At the end of your degree, you’ll be invited to celebrate your achievement at the graduation ceremony held on University of Essex’s beautiful Colchester Campus. Learn more about graduation.

Discover our discounts and scholarships for online students

We’re pleased to offer the following tuition fee discounts and scholarships for our online courses.

Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied.

  • Full payment discount of 5% if you pay upfront.
  • Alumni discount of 10% of the tuition fee available if you’re a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online.
  • 10% corporate discount available when three or more of your employees study with us.
  • Regional scholarship available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.
  • 2024 marks 60 years of the University of Essex – and to celebrate this milestone, we’re offering a 10% anniversary scholarship on all our Masters programmes. Please note, the deadline for this scholarship is 31 July.

 Explore our online Masters programmes


  • Master of Business Management (MBM)
  • MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)
  • MSc Business with Finance
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Global Digital Marketing
  • MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics
  • MSc Project Management


  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc Data Science
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence
  • MSc Enterprise IT Management


  • M.Ed. Education


  • MSc International Healthcare Management
  • MSc Infection Control
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MSc Nursing
  • MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing


  • LLM International Business Law


  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology


  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Organisational Psychology

We also offer a shorter 16-month Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) and eight-month Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in these subjects. Each course is a respected standalone qualification and an excellent stepping stone onto a full Masters degree.

Sounds interesting? Download a prospectus to learn more about the programmes.

University of Essex Online Campus