University of Essex - Master's Degree

The University of Essex is a public research university located in Essex, England. The university has three campuses located in Colchester, Southend and Loughton. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs through schools and departments that include, the School of Biological Sciences, the Department of Economics, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Law.

  • Average Tuition GBP 14,950
  • Students 13,000
  • International Students 32%
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

Students at the University of Essex main campus in Colchester will live in literally the oldest town in the UK. Students will find many activities and attractions available to them that includes arts and culture, water sports, and the Colchester Zoo. Students can visit firstsite, which is a visual arts gallery that provides art workshops and collaborative relationships with other artists, among other services.

The University of Essex has over 13,000 students and international students represent a large majority with over 5000 students. The campus offers students many facilities that cater to many different issues. The Albert Sloman Library located on the Colchester campus offers more than books, resources and specialist materials, it is also a great place for students to find a quiet place for them to do some studying.

Master Programs

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Advertising

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

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    Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 17,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Business Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Computer Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Criminology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    English

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    European Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Financial Engineering

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Health Administration

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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    History

    GBP 14,950 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Information Systems

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and 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

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    International Economics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study and analysis of international commercial behavior and trade policy. Includes instruction in international trade theory, tariffs and quotas, commercial policy, trade factor flows, international finance and investment, currency regulation and trade exchange rates and markets, international trade negotiation, and international payments and accounting policy.

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    International Relations

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, 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

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Mathematical Finance

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Mathematics

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Medicine

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Nursing

    GBP 14,950 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Occupational Therapy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Political Science

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Project Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Risk Management

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, including certified accountants, to perform independent internal and external appraisals to evaluate organizational financial and operational activities, ensure compliance with laws and policies, safeguard assets, and promote effective planning and resource allocation. Includes instruction in advanced accounting, audit tools and techniques, sampling, risk and control, audit planning, audit function management, law 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

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

    Studies in Law

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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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) 352
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 501
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 270
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 31

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1963

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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.