You’re ready to take your education to the next level.

You’re ambitious and want to push your career further. You’re craving a personal challenge. Whatever your reasons for online learning, University of Essex Online can help.

We’re a cut above the rest… but don’t just take our word for it! Here are some of the accolades and achievements we’re most proud of.


Award-winning and highly-rated

As the only exclusively-online provider to receive a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework 2018, we think we can reliably say we’re doing something right. This is backed up by our 89% student satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2019.

In 2017 we received the PIEoneer Award for public/private partnership of the year, along with our awarding body the University of Essex. The judges complimented our capacity to increase education access to learners across the world through long-term commitment and strategic alignment.

And we’ve been reviewed for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). You can read our latest report in full, but in short we’re making commendable progress towards continuing to monitor, review and enhance our higher education provisions.


Top UK education provider

“Freer, more daring, more experimental”:  the pillars upon which the University of Essex was founded in 1964 still resonate to this day, underscoring the distinctive learning experience Essex is famous for.

All University of Essex Online degrees are awarded by the University of Essex. So as well as graduating at their beautiful Colchester Campus, this is your chance to benefit from world-class research and ground-breaking teaching, as part of a truly global community, enjoying the uniquely ‘Essex’ spirit which sets us apart from the rest.


Quality teaching resources

Every University of Essex Online course is designed specifically for online delivery, combining high-quality teaching with the latest technology, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world.

Our courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider who is part of Kaplan International Pathways. For more than 10 years we’ve worked as a perfect partnership to offer high-quality, structured online learning courses.

And just because you’re studying off-campus doesn’t mean you’re missing out! You’ll still have access to all of the support and facilities you’d expect to receive on campus, with the added bonus of working in our personalised virtual learning environment. With recorded lectures to listen to and view, live question-and-answer sessions, and real-time conversations with tutors, our learning platform allows you to get the full higher education experience from the comfort and convenience of your sofa or study.

Want to know more about the platform? Check out our learning platform to learn about how our online campus will make working on your online degree studies straightforward and enjoyable.


Support throughout your studies

This isn’t going to be a walk in the park… but you know that already. We also want you to know that we’re here to help you face the challenge.

On starting your course, you’ll be assigned a personal Student Adviser – they’ll be your mentor; on hand to help and guide you as you progress. Whatever the question or problem, rest assured, we’ll work with you to find the solution.

It’s superb support like this that has earned us outstanding overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, with an amazing 89% in 2019.

This is your opportunity to enjoy a student experience like no other.


Let nothing stand in your way. Click here to start your adventure with us.