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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.
  • Received an overall student satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).

If you want you start a course in the following subjects, you have until 22 October 2015 to apply:

  • Business
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice

Regular start dates

Regular start dates

Our distance learning courses start throughout the year so you don't have to wait until January or September to begin. Apply now to join our next intake.

Affordable tuition fees

Affordable tuition fees

Most undergraduates are eligible for a government-backed student loan. For those who are not, or who decide to self-fund their studies, we offer a simple monthly payment plan.

Qualification quiz

Qualification Quiz

Not sure which level is right for you? Our quick quiz considers your previous academic and work experience and suggests the ideal course.