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Online Distance Learning Courses


Welcome to University of Essex Online. If you’re looking to improve your professional career, online distance learning courses and degrees are some of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to do it. Enhance both your education and your career with a degree, regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

By studying a University of Essex Online course, you receive your degree from a high quality UK university and have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.

Why study with University of Essex Online?


  • Study distance learning courses from anywhere; at work, at home or on the move.
  • Dedicated Student Advisers provide support throughout your studies.
  • Course entry requirements recognise ability and experience.
  • Courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced distance learning provider.

Call us 0800 0527 526

Contact us on 0800 0527 526

Call us today to speak to one of our experienced Admissions Advisers for more information about the online degrees we offer.

There is no need to pay any undergraduate tuition fees up front as student loans are now available to most part-time students and only need to be repaid once you start earning over £21,000. 


Start dates in 2014

Course start dates

Our distance learning courses have start dates throughout the year so you don't have to wait until September or January to begin your studies. Apply now to make your application for our next intake.


Part-time tuition fees

Part-time tuition fees

Part-time undergraduates are now eligible for student loans so there is no need to pay for tuition fees up front. We also offer different payment methods for students who are not eligible for student loans, such as payment per module or per level.


MBA courses online

MBA courses online

Bring the fundamental concepts of business and management to life outside the classroom with an investment in one of our online MBA courses. Study from the UK or overseas and join our next intake in June 2014.