About us


We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students that enables you 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 a partnership over the last five years 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.