About us


We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students that enables them to benefit from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support you would expect from a top UK university.

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high quality online courses.

Our structured distance learning courses allow you to work towards your degree in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.

Whether you’re a student looking to enhance your professional career or a school leaver who has opted for an income and valuable work experience whilst studying for a degree, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to do it.