We believe that higher education should be accessible to everybody.

As a University of Essex Online student you have access to all the support and facilities you need. Here are some of the top 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

Once you’ve been accepted onto a course, a Student Adviser from your dedicated Student Support team will be in touch to welcome you.  Student Advisers will be your first point of contact and will be on hand to mentor and guide you as you settle into your studies.



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


Varied entry requirements

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


Online learning platform

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.