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News: University of Essex Online launches new MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of an MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology, adding a natural progression route from their already-established BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course. This new online programme allows students to build on their undergraduate studies and workplace experience and develop their knowledge further within this exciting and valuable subject. This advanced qualification has….

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Caroline Bluemel 02nd Feb 2016

Am I too old to study for a degree?

It can sometimes seem like university study is only for 18-year-olds — fresh out of school and constantly plugged into the latest devices — but that really isn’t the case. Education has enormous personal and career benefits for people of any age, and universities these days have an atmosphere of exclusivity towards everyone. Here at University of Essex Online, our….

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Caroline Bluemel 22nd Jan 2016

How much is an online degree worth? Does £500,000 sound about right?

Choosing to invest in your education can sometimes feel like a gamble; will the amount spent on fees actually result in a higher-paid job? The good news for those considering starting a degree is that it almost certainly will. The latest studies now show that “jobseekers without a degree could earn up to £12,000 a year less than their graduate….

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Caroline Bluemel 22nd Jan 2016

10 tips for sticking to your New Year's resolution

Have you decided to make online learning your New Year’s resolution? Congratulations! There’s never been a better time to start improving your career and adding some qualifications to your CV as employers are increasingly seeing the benefits of online learning1. However, the latest research shows that an incredible 63% of UK adults actually fail to keep their resolution each year…..

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Caroline Bluemel 08th Jan 2016

University of Essex Online Christmas quiz

It’s that time of year when families and friends get out the board games and puzzles and compete to see who knows the most about sport, celebrities and general trivia. Here at University of Essex Online we know that our students are a competitive bunch, so we’ve devised a fiendishly tricky quiz for you all… Online Form – University of….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Dec 2015

Mastering online discussion forums

At University of Essex Online, we assess our students’ understanding of a topic through a combination of assignments and online forum discussion posts. Many people have encountered essays and reports earlier in their education journey, or in the workplace, but online discussions are often a new experience. A face-to-face, personal discussion between friends and colleagues is something that we all….

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Caroline Bluemel 04th Dec 2015

Interview with Criminology student and Special Constable, Jamie Heslop

Overcoming everyday obstacles like family and work obligations to commit to online study isn’t easy, and it only gets harder when you work in a physically and mentally demanding job like the police force. So how do our students do it? We caught up with one of our Criminology and Criminal Justice students, Jamie Heslop, a Special Constable, to ask….

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Caroline Bluemel 20th Nov 2015

10 myths about studying law online

LLB (Hons) Law degree is one of the most prestigious and well-established professional qualifications. Because of the nature of the course, which is focused on applying legal knowledge in practical circumstances, many people are sceptical that it cannot be studied ‘properly’ online. Here at University of Essex Online, we regularly receive questions about the details and legitimacy of our law….

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Caroline Bluemel 20th Nov 2015

Spotlight on… our Admissions team

Starting a part-time, online degree course can sometimes be an overwhelming and stressful experience; future students quickly discover that there’s a huge amount of information out there, lots of decisions to make and paperwork to complete. Luckily for those carrying out this process with University of Essex Online, our dedicated Admissions team are here to guide every single student and….

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Caroline Bluemel 13th Nov 2015

15 awesome transferable skills you learn through studying part-time

When you’re studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification you quickly become an expert in your chosen subject. But whatever course you choose to study, you’ll also find that you develop a wealth of transferable skills. These oft-forgotten ‘bonus’ skills make you a better student while you’re still studying, and equip you for work in almost any industry or profession…..

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Caroline Bluemel 06th Nov 2015