You’re ready to take your education to the next level.

You’re ambitious and want to push your career further. You’re craving a personal challenge. Whatever your reasons for online learning, University of Essex Online can help.

We’re a cut above the rest… but don’t just take our word for it! Here are just a few of the reasons you should choose to study with us.


Quality assured programmes

We are committed to offering our students the highest quality online educational experience. We are the only exclusively-online provider to receive a gold rating, the highest rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

We’ve 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.

Find out more about our quality assurance here.


High student satisfaction

We are proud to consistently achieve high student satisfaction ratings in the National Student Survey (NSS). This independent annual survey gathers opinions from students asking them to provide honest feedback on what it’s like to be a University of Essex Online student. In 2020, our students rated us 89% for overall satisfaction, above the national average of 88%.


Sector-leading teaching excellence

Every University of Essex Online course is designed specifically for online delivery, combining high-quality teaching with the latest technology, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world. Our online tutors combine their knowledge of industry practice with high-quality academic delivery ensuring that all of our online programmes are delivered by leading authorities in their respective fields.


Engaging, interactive learning platform

Studying online with us will give you access to our cutting-edge personalised virtual learning platform, available 24/7 on any device. Our learning platform allows you to get the full higher education experience from anywhere in the world. Access all of the interactive materials required to complete your studies including the University of Essex virtual library and network with fellow students from around the world in our online discussion forums.

Want to know more about the platform? Check out our learning platform to learn about how our online campus will make working on your online degree studies straightforward and enjoyable.


Support throughout your studies

This isn’t going to be a walk in the park… but you know that already. We also want you to know that we’re here to help you face the challenge.

Our student advisers and study skills specialists provide world-class mentoring and academic study skills support to students from enrolment to graduation. On starting your course, you’ll be welcomed by a team of dedicated Student Advisers who will be on hand to help and guide you as you progress. Whatever the question or problem, rest assured, we’ll work with you to find the solution.

It’s superb support like this that has earned us outstanding overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

This is your opportunity to enjoy a student experience like no other. Let nothing stand in your way. Click here to start your adventure with us.


Receive your degree from a top UK university

“Freer, more daring, more experimental”:  the pillars upon which the University of Essex was founded in 1964 still resonate to this day, underscoring the distinctive learning experience Essex is famous for.

All University of Essex Online degrees are awarded by the University of Essex. So as well as graduating at their beautiful Colchester Campus, this is your chance to benefit from world-class research and ground-breaking teaching, as part of a truly global community, enjoying the uniquely ‘Essex’ spirit which sets us apart from the rest.