Online learning for businesses

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

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

There are several ways in which you may choose to 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 portfolio of undergraduate short courses and full Bachelors degrees as well as Postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas and full Masters programmes.

Our portfolio spans a broad range of subjects including business, computing, law, health, education and psychology.


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?

University of Essex Online has been delivering online programmes since 2007. Our students benefit from world-class mentoring and support throughout their studies and 24/7 access to our cutting-edge online learning platform.

Our teaching is of the highest standard. We gained a superb score of 88% for overall student satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS).

We’ve also been reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), and we are registered with the Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England.


Corporate discounts

If your organisation has 3 or more employees, or you are 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 10% tuition fee discount.

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


Apply for corporate discount