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The University of Essex takes a broader view of the world's most pressing problems, advocating an interdisciplinary approach. Students are encouraged to get involved with departmental research. From speaking at conferences to working as a laboratory assistant, there are plenty of opportunities for students to make their mark whilst gaining valuable experience for their career.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,295 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Domicile

  • UK 60%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 28%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Psychology 210 770 980
Accounting & Finance 40 150 190
Business & Management Studies 20 150 170
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 145 145
Law 25 120 145
Nursing 15 110 125
Economics 30 85 115
Sociology 45 70 115
Linguistics 25 75 100
Biological Sciences 50 50 100
Computer Science 45 45 90
Politics 30 60 90
Physiotherapy 5 80 85
Occupational Therapy 5 75 75
Marketing 0 70 70
Aural & Oral Sciences 0 60 60
Education 5 45 45
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 25 40
History 15 25 40
Mathematics 20 20 35
Creative Writing 10 20 35
English 10 20 30
Philosophy 10 10 25
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 15 25
East & South Asian Studies 0 15 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 10
Agriculture & Forestry 0 10 10
Sports Science 10 0 10
Dentistry 0 5 5
American Studies 0 5 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 5 5
Social Work 5 0 5
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5
Art & Design 5 0 5
Geography & Environmental Science 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,560
Mixed 7,560
Laboratory 7,560
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university has a comprehensive package of bursaries and scholarships to ensure all students have the potential to succeed.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All full-time postgraduate students are guaranteed university accommodation, providing their academic place is confirmed and they apply by the published deadline.
  • Postgraduate students are required to make a pre-payment of £250 when they accept their offer of accommodation.