All course materials and assessment are completed through our cutting-edge virtual learning environment (VLE), available 24/7 on any device.
Through this learning platform, you can immerse yourself in the full higher education learning experience from anywhere in the world just like you were attending a physical university.
Through this platform, you will be able to access the University of Essex Virtual Library, join online discussion forums, attend virtual lectures and seminars and submit all course assignments.
This is also where you will view and complete your various modules and to help give you an idea of what this is like, we offer free online undergraduate and postgraduate taster courses. These cover our various subject areas, allowing you to experience what being an online student would be like.
Simply click on the link of the module you are interested in to access a sample of the content you will be completing when you start your degree.
Jump to the subject specific taster course you’re interested in:
Undergraduate business tasters
|Business & Management||BA, CertHE, Top-up||Evaluate various types of financial decision making and how these are used by companies to make strategic decisions.||The purpose of financial decision making|
|Business & Marketing||BA, CertHE||Learn about consumer behaviour, segmentation and the different steps involved in the decision-making process.||Introduction to consumer behaviour|
Postgraduate business tasters
|Business Administration||MBA||Investigate the role of operations management in driving high levels of efficiency through business planning and coordination.||Operations management|
|Business Management||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Investigate the role of operations management in driving high levels of efficiency through business planning and coordination.||Operations management|
|Business Analytics||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Explore how to collect, measure, and analyse your company data and extract accurate insights for decision making processes.||Data collection sources and methods|
|Business with Finance||MSc, PG Dip||Investigate the role of operations management in driving high levels of efficiency through business planning and coordination.||Operations management|
|Global Digital Marketing||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Discover the different indicators that can be used to measure and assess customer engagement and the limitations that these have.||Decision making & consumer engagement|
|Human Resource Management||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Operations management|
Undergraduate health tasters
|Healthcare Management||BSc, CertHE||Take a closer look at the various components and elements involved within the strategic healthcare planning process.||Strategic planning|
Postgraduate health tasters
|Infection Control||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Learn about some of the most important interventions used to reduce the spread and severity of contagious disease.||Disease and public health|
|Public Health||MPH, PG Dip, PG Cert||Discover what the role of aging along with risk factors like obesity are having on trends in mortality.||Global public health priorities|
|International Healthcare Management||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Explore the skills and competencies required of a healthcare manager in order to navigate the politics that exist within this sector.||Everyday politics in healthcare
Undergraduate law tasters
|Law||LLB, CertHE||Understand the changing nature of criminal law and its use in distinguishing between different types of criminal offence.||Introduction to criminal law|
|Law with Business||LLB, CertHE||Understand the changing nature of criminal law and its use in distinguishing between different types of criminal offence.||Introduction to criminal law|
|Law with Criminology||LLB, CertHE||Understand the changing nature of criminal law and its use in distinguishing between different types of criminal offence.||Introduction to criminal law|
|Law with Psychology||LLB, CertHE||Introduction to criminal law|
Postgraduate law tasters
|International Business Law||LLM, PG Dip, PG Cert||Examine how the WTO was formed and the role it plays in governing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).||Introduction to the World Trade Organisation|
Undergraduate psychology tasters
|Psychology||BSc, CertHE||Learn about the substantial influence emotion has on the cognitive process, impacting on aspects such as perception, attention learning and problem solving.||Emotional cognition|
|Business Psychology||BSc, CertHE||Learn about some of the most important interventions used to reduce the spread and severity of contagious disease.||Emotional cognition|
|Criminal Psychology||BSc, CertHE||Learn about some of the most important interventions used to reduce the spread and severity of contagious disease.||Emotional cognition|
Postgraduate computing tasters
|Cyber Security||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Learn how to identify network vulnerabilities and introduce software to mitigate against threats and cyber attacks.||Approaches to security design|
Postgraduate criminology tasters
|Criminology & Criminal Psychology||MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert||Learn about the complexities of defining behaviour as deviant and the psychological and sociological theories that are applicable within this area.||Defining crime and deviance|
Postgraduate education tasters
|Education||Masters, PG Dip, PG Cert||Learn about Meta theory and other influential and popular theories that exist within the field of education.||Meta theories|
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