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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

3,390 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 64%
  • Part Time 36%

Domicile

  • UK 62%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 27%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Psychology 235 760 1000
Other 15 290 310
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 160 170
Business & Management Studies 25 130 155
Accounting & Finance 40 115 155
Economics 40 115 155
Politics 40 105 150
Law 25 100 130
Nursing 15 115 125
Sociology 55 70 120
Biological Sciences 50 65 115
Computer Science 45 70 115
Linguistics 25 60 85
Occupational Therapy 5 60 65
Physiotherapy 5 60 65
Education 5 60 60
Marketing 0 60 60
Aural & Oral Sciences 0 60 60
History 20 25 45
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 25 40
Creative Writing 10 25 40
Mathematics 15 25 35
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 20 30
Sports Science 15 10 25
Philosophy 10 10 20
English 10 10 20
East & South Asian Studies 0 15 15
Dentistry 0 10 10
American Studies 0 10 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 10
Agriculture & Forestry 0 5 5
Social Work 5 0 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 0 5
Music 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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, including the Scholarship Finder.

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.