Online learning for businesses

Online learning solutions present a great opportunity for your organisation to support employee development and upskill your workforce.

At the University of Essex Online, we provide flexible, 100% online and part-time programmes – ideal for learning alongside full-time employment.

There are several ways you can support your employees to study online, including full-funding, partial-funding or providing study leave.

We offer course fee discounts for employers and employees. Enquire about supporting and sponsoring your employees by emailing or by completing the form at the bottom of the page.


Our online courses

We can help you develop your employees’ skills via our certificates of higher education (Cert HEs), Bachelors degrees, postgraduate certificates (PG Certs), postgraduate diplomas (PG Dips) and Masters degrees.

From business, computing and law to health, education and psychology, our courses span a wide range of subject areas.

Why support your employees to study online?

Supporting your employees to gain online qualifications can:

  • address skills gaps within your organisation.
  • raise productivity.
  • improve staff retention and motivation.
  • attract new talent.
  • encourage innovation.


Why choose University of Essex Online?

The University of Essex Online has been delivering online programmes since 2007. Our teaching is of the highest standard and 94% of respondents to our 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) said they found their course intellectually stimulating.

Our students benefit from world-class mentoring and support throughout their studies, with 24/7 access to our cutting-edge online learning platform.

We’re also a member of the Quality Assurance for Higher Education (QAA) and are registered with the Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England.


Corporate discounts

If your organisation has three or more employees, or you’re a not-for-profit organisation, you may be eligible to join our corporate partner list. Becoming a corporate partner entitles you and your employees to a 10% tuition fee discount.

This can be used in conjunction with our up-front payment discount, but not with any other discounts and/or scholarships.


Apply for corporate discount