University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university with the main campus in Colchester, Essex, England and two other campuses spread across Southend and Loughton. The university offers a wide range of master's degree programs.
  • Average Tuition GBP 17,300
  • Students 13,194
  • International Students 22%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 29,900
  • Intakes Fall
  • Application Deadline rooling
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

The University of Essex has the primary focus of contributing to the society through excellence in education and excellence in research. The university’s master’s degree programs are designed to make the students members of a unique, transformational living-learning environment which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. Essex offers master’s degree in a wide range of subject areas including accounting, biological sciences, computer science, data analytics, law, English language, and many more. Being a truly international institution, Essex also has offices in Lagos, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur. In addition, Essex has links with over 300 institutions around the world and maintains partnership and friendship agreements with institutions around the world including Germany, China, Russia, France, Japan, and Singapore Notable alumni of the university include John Bercow - the current Speaker of the House of Commons, Oscar Arias – former president of Costa Rica, and Rodolfo Neri Vela - Mexico’s first astronaut.
  • 01The University of Essex has been ranked 22nd in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
  • 02Essex has been ranked in the top 15 universities for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.
  • 03Essex was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Advertising

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

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    Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Computer Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    European Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Finance

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Financial Engineering

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Financial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical techniques, computer science, statistics, and economics to address matters related to finance.

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    Health Administration

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    History

    GBP 14,950 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    Information Systems

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Business

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    International Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of international commercial behavior and trade policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of international trade theory; tariffs and quotas; commercial policy; trade factor flows; international finance and investment; currency regulation; trade exchange rates and markets; international trade negotiation; international payments; and accounting policies.

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    International Relations

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Languages

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematical Finance

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Financial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical techniques, computer science, statistics, and economics to address matters related to finance.

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    Mathematics

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Medicine

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

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    Nursing

    GBP 14,950 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Occupational Therapy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Political Science

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Project Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

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    Psychology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Risk Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit tools and techniques; sampling; risk and control; audit planning; audit function management; laws and regulations; environmental auditing; information technology applications; professional standards and ethics; and specific industry and service sector problems.

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    Sociology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Statistics

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    Studies in Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 265
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 26
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 355
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 501
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 277
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 31

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 76
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required
  • Minimum PTE 56

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    A range of Scholarship opportunities is made available to international master’s degree students. Some of the scholarships are the Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship, Sports scholarships and bursaries, Commonwealth Masters Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, and a host of other country-specific, and external funding opportunities.

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    Established in 1964

    Other

    The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed Essex at the top 20 for the most international student community in the UK.

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          • Testimony
            2012-2013, Master

            Excellent research department and Languages and Linguistic Department

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            1983-1985, M.A

            International place, beautiful location, and friendly atmosphereYI obtained the necessary experience, orientation, and knowledge for my future career

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            2012-2016, Bachelor

            There is never a dull day on campus and everyone is willing to help you get the most out of your degree program.