Student Accommodation

  • All full-time post-graduate students are guaranteed university accommodation, providing their academic place is confirmed and they apply by the published deadline.
  • The university's award-winning accommodation has something to suit every budget and personality.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,950–9,950
Mixed -
Laboratory £5,950–11,150
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
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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.

Research

  • Essex is top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014) and students learn from academics who are internationally recognised for their research work.
  • Many departments run their own postgraduate journals and working papers, and all offer doctoral research seminars and conferences, encouraging students to present at such events.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

3,005 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 68%
  • Part Time 32%

Domicile

  • UK 53%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 36%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 30 545 575
Biological sciences 240 310 550
Business & administrative studies 80 425 510
Social studies 155 230 385
Languages 70 165 235
Creative arts & design 25 180 210
Law 50 155 205
Education 5 160 165
Agriculture & related subjects 5 125 125
Historical & philosophical studies 70 60 125
Computer science 55 45 100
Mathematical sciences 35 30 65
Architecture, building & planning 5 45 45
Engineering & technology 25 20 40
Mass communications & documentation 0 10 10
Veterinary science 5 0 5
Physical sciences 5 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

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