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The benefits of online learning


Study at your own pace from anywhere; at work, at home or on the move.

No travel

Save time and money as there’s no need to travel to attend lectures or tutorials.


Our online tutors have vast experience delivering traditional campus-based and online tuition.

Varied assessment methods

Our modules are assessed using assignments or open-book exams you can take from the comfort of your home.

Small class sizes

We limit class groups to a maximum of twenty students.

Learning and support

Your dedicated Student Adviser will support you from admission through to graduation.


Undergraduate and postgraduate loans are available, and our affordable monthly payment plan makes online learning accessible to everyone.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements recognise ability and experience, as well as academic qualifications.


Still have questions? Read our FAQs section.

Discover our platform

Unlike a traditional campus-based university environment, our online learning courses utilise a virtual learning environment. Our online platform enables both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations, listen to and view recorded lectures, and take part in live question and answer sessions. Learn more.

We’re here to help

Here at University of Essex Online, we’re always looking for ways to help our students with their online learning and careers.

As a result, we’ve created two completely free eBooks for you to read. You can read them below.