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Online Distance Learning Courses


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

By studying a University of Essex Online course, you will receive your qualification from a highly regarded UK university and have access to all the academic support you would expect to receive on campus.

Why study with University of Essex Online?


  • Boost your career and earning potential with skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
  • Quality teaching from industry professionals combined with the latest online educational technology.
  • Voted second in UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey with an overall student satisfaction rating of 93%.

Call 0800 0527 526

Contact us on +44 (0)800 0527 526

Call us today to speak to one of our experienced Admissions Advisers for more information about our online degree and Masters courses.

All of our courses are designed for busy people who want to fit study around work, family life or other commitments. Read our latest testimonials to find out more.


Regular start dates

Regular course start dates

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


Affordable tuition fees

Affordable tuition fees

Most undergraduate students are eligible for a government-backed student loan. We offer a simple monthly payment plan for those who are not eligible or who decide to self-fund their studies. Find out more.


Download virtual tour

Download our virtual learning platform tour

Would you like to know more about how our virtual learning platform works? Download our virtual tour to watch our short video about and using our online campus to complete your online degree studies.