Six online courses to fall in love with this Valentine's Day


12th Feb 2024


Fall in love with learning when you study with the University of Essex Online. Whether you’re looking to progress in your current role or simply change direction, our world-class online Bachelors and Masters degrees can help to accelerate your career. Pursuing a role in an industry that excites you is key to a successful career and higher education can help you get there.  

In this blog, we showcase six fascinating courses across a variety of subject areas, which are all available to study 100% online and part-time.  



LLB (Hons) Law 

This course is designed with aspiring barristers and solicitors in mind. You’ll gain the essential knowledge for an exciting career in law, while strengthening your critical thinking, communication and debating skills. This knowledge can be transferred across a variety of roles including management, finance, human resources and education. Our LLB (Hons) Law can be completed 100% online, via the virtual learning environment which is available to access 24/7.


BSc (Hons) Psychology  

Interested in understanding what makes one person different from another? The fascinating study of psychology explores mind, brain and human behaviour. An undergraduate degree in psychology is versatile and can open the door to a range of industries. Not only that, optional modules allow you to tailor your studies to specific interests and future career goals – whether you want to work in counselling, therapy, social work, research or teaching. What’s more, our BSc (Hons) Psychology is one of only a few 100% online programmes accredited by the prestigious British Psychological Society.   


BA (Hons) Business and Management 

Our BA (Hons) Business and Management is a practical and comprehensive course which allows you to examine real-world scenarios and develop the essential skills for becoming a successful manager. You’ll learn how to plan, organise and strategise, while gaining transferable skills beneficial to working within any modern business. Career options for business graduates are plentiful – apply your commercial knowledge to roles in finance, consultancy, project management, advertising or marketing. We also offer a BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-Up) option if you’ve previously completed a foundation degree.   



MSc Global Digital Marketing  

Excel in a high-flying global marketing career with this specialist MSc Global Digital Marketing. Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of consumer behaviour in the digital age and how you can use the latest platforms to increase the reach and effectiveness of marketing campaigns. You’ll also explore how international businesses operate marketing activities across borders and discover the challenges and opportunities they face. The marketing sector is highly competitive but there are a wide range of opportunities for graduates with the latest knowledge and experience in this area.  


MSc Business with Finance 

Deepen your understanding of financial management and economics, while improving your managerial and strategic skills with our MSc Business with Finance. You’ll explore the latest theories and practices within financial planning, while developing skills essential to access senior roles, including innovation, communication and critical evaluation. You can also tailor the modules depending on your interests, which is beneficial if you have specific career aspirations. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be ready for a lucrative career in finance, business management, banking, insurance, marketing, sales or human resources.  


Master of Public Health (MPH)  

Designed with forward-thinking healthcare professionals in mind, our Master of Public Health (MPH) will give you the opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics within public health. You’ll understand the demands facing public health on a global scale, develop the techniques for assessing population health needs and discover contemporary strategies that support health promotion. Your future in public health will be focused on improving societies wellbeing and preventing illness, leading to an interesting and rewarding career.   


Why study with Essex Online?

The University of Essex Online is offering a 20% Impact Scholarship on the April intake of select postgraduate courses. Applied as a 20% tuition fee discount, this scholarship is aimed at students enrolling on our April 2024 intakes. Our Master of Public (MPH), MSc Global Digital Marketing and MSc Business with Finance are all eligible for the discount. You can find out more about the Impact Scholarship and what other courses are eligible in our recent blog 

There are many reasons to fall in love with our online programmes:  

  • all course content, study materials, and assessment submissions are available and completed through our virtual learning environment 
  • courses are 100% online and part-time, giving you the opportunity to work and learn at the same time  
  • gain a recognised qualification from the University of Essex, a top 30 UK university (Complete University Guide 2025) 


Interested? To find out more about our degrees, download a prospectus. If you have any questions about the Impact Scholarship, get in touch with our friendly Admissions team.