About University of Essex

It is the university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them.

Why University of Essex

Essex is a very diverse university with students from over 130 different countries. Here are some facts about the university which explain why international students choose Essex as a place to study. - It is ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction.  Ranked 21st overall in THE’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world. - In the top 5 for social science research in the UK. - There is award-winning accommodation guaranteed to international students. - A range of notable alumni – a president, Members of Parliament, the first Mexican astronaut, film directors and two Nobel Prize winners. - Great employment prospects with 91.9% of international graduates in employment or further study within six months. - International students make up 40% of the university.

Online Bachelors and Masters Programmes

We offer online Bachelors and Master’s degree programmes in many areas, providing you with the skills to get ahead in your current or future career. Certificate of Continuing Education in Business Studies This online business certificate programme introduces key business concepts and skillsets, including evaluation, managerial approaches and analysis. Our CertCE Business Studies course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Diploma or Bachelors degree. Designed to give you practical and usable skills for both current and future employment roles, study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that develop communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking skills. This course introduces you to a number of key and practical skills that can form the basis for ongoing career development. You’ll learn about the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations, understand different leadership and managerial approaches, become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and data and discover techniques to solve a range of business problems.Course structure The CertCE Business Studies is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.

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Upon completion of your CertCE Business Studies we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Bachelors degree (360 credits). * These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/certce-business-studies/ BA (Hons) Business and Management The final stage in our Business and Management programme. This online Bachelors degree enables you to critically evaluate business models and concepts and apply them to real-world situations and much more. Studying BA (Hons) Business and Management prepares you for a wide range of careers as you develop knowledge of markets, customer behaviour, corporate strategy and project management. Opportunities exist with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors, not to mention the possibility of running your own business. If you are already working in your chosen field and looking to develop your career, the course includes flexible options that allow you to specialise in an area of business studies, for example marketing communications or business finance. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-business-and-management/ BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up) Top up an existing qualification to a full Bachelors degree by enrolling on our online Business and Management (Top-up) degree. It will develop your understanding of management, global business, marketing strategy and much, much more. If you have previously completed a business-related foundation-level degree (or equivalent), this course provides a route on to a Bachelors degree in business and management. Our Business and Management (Top-up) degree enables you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the strategic and international dimensions of business and management. It will provide you with the necessary expertise to critically evaluate business models and concepts and apply them to real-world situations. By completing this route you will be able to top-up your existing qualification to a degree-level qualification. It is ideal if you are looking to progress your career and can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/business-top-up/ BA (Hons) Business and Marketing The final stage and highest qualification in our business and marketing pathway. The business modules introduce you to increasingly complex problems and encourage you to apply your knowledge and understanding to develop innovative solutions. The marketing modules further your understanding of the role of the marketing function in organisations and allow you to study specialist topics such as e-business marketing and business-to-business marketing. This course contributes to your career development as you explore concepts such as consumer analysis and the planning and implementation of marketing programmes. The wider skills and knowledge gained from the business modules also prepares you for many different career paths as it provides you with a solid grounding in research, reporting, analysis and presentation. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-business-and-marketing/ Certificate of Continuing Education in Criminology and Criminal Justice Take up our Certificate of Continuing Education in Criminology and Criminal Justice programme online to develop a basic yet thorough understanding of criminal justice, criminological issues, theories and much more. The certificate in criminal justice programme is broad-based and aims to equip you with an understanding of the rapidly changing criminal justice environment. It focuses on national, legal and policy issues facing the criminal justice system and introduces you to the problems facing policy-makers and practitioners. You explore broad criminological issues such as theory, research, crime prevention, punishment and rehabilitation. The course also equips you with an understanding of crime and social and personal factors enabling you to develop critical thinking and become confident in considering and reflecting upon sociological, legal and criminological theories. You also gain skills in research, time management and written communication, which are readily transferable to the world of work. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/certce-criminology-and-criminal-justice/ BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice This Criminology and Criminal Justice online degree is the final stage and the greatest achievement in our undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice pathway. Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is a broad-based programme of study that explores both the social and personal aspects of crime. It examines some of the most serious concerns we face as a society, such as: What causes crime and criminal behaviour? Can crime be prevented? How and why should we punish offenders? How does criminal justice link to social justice? The course requires a critical engagement with criminology theory, research methods and the history of crime and punishment. You gain an understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, develop critical thinking skills, and become confident in your ability to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. You also gain transferable skills in research, time management and written communication. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-criminology-and-criminal-justice/

BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up)

This Criminal Justice (Top-up) online degree provides a route on to a Bachelors degree by allowing you to top up your existing qualification to degree level. If you have previously completed a criminal justice related foundation level degree (or equivalent), this course provides a route on to a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Our Criminal Justice (Top-up) degree is designed to equip you with a broad-based and thorough understanding of the rapidly changing environment and operations of the current criminal justice system. By completing this route you will be able to top-up your existing qualification to a degree-level qualification. It is ideal if you are looking to progress your career and can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-criminal-justice-top-up/ CertCE Law This Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is the first step in our continuing legal education pathway. It gives you an introduction to the English Legal System from a civil and criminal perspective. CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. Study is based around specific law-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our CertCE Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course helps you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/certce-law/ LLB (Hons) Law This LLB distance education degree is the final step in your undergraduate law journey. Our LLB course gives you the analytical and problem solving skills needed to build a successful career in what is a dynamic and challenging discipline online LLB (Hons) Law degree provides you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. It enables you to develop a critical awareness of common law and legal principles, build knowledge of the UK and EU legal systems and gain the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to build a successful career in this dynamic and challenging discipline. You study a wide range of topics and develop your expertise in specific areas of law. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. The course is also relevant if you are an international student wanting to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/llb-hons-law/ POSGRADUATE COURSES MBA This online MBA is an advanced qualification designed for students who wish to build on their business expertise and open up new career progression opportunities. MBA online is an advanced qualification designed for students who wish to build on their business expertise and open up new career progression opportunities. The course enhances your skills in several key areas, including the management of people, organisational systems, project delivery and management reporting. It also helps you to develop your personal and professional network as you study alongside like-minded individuals. Strong leadership qualities are recognised as crucial for directors and senior managers in the modern business environment. The MBA online provides you with the theories, tools and techniques to become an effective leader in your organisation. As well as developing graduate skills such as analysis and interpretation of data, negotiation and persuasion and the presentation and communication of information within a team, you gain relevant and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the key issues in business and management. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/mba/ PG Cert Business and Financial Trading A short Masters-level introduction to finance for individuals who have an interest in risk management and trading and want to learn about financial markets and how they operate. PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is an introduction to business and finance for individuals who have an interest in business management principles, risk management and trading. This course will teach you how financial assets are analysed, used and traded by different market participants for different applications. It will develop your understanding of different asset classes (including commodities, equities and the money market), analytical tools and risk management strategies. You will also look at the role that risk management plays in financial decision making and learn about theories of behavioural finance and trading psychology. Finally, students will also learn about financial markets and how they operate, management skills and financial decision-making. Our Financial Trading Analysis module has been developed in association with FXStreet – a leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. In it you will be able to put your learning into context on live trading simulators and benefit from tuition by experienced industry professionals. The financial markets are important to individuals, organisations and entire nations; affecting everything from personal wealth to corporate behaviour. Whether you want to build on your undergraduate business studies with an eye to financial management, build on your management skills, take the first step towards a career in investment banking or brokerage or create a portfolio as a private investor, the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading will give you an excellent grounding in how financial markets and businesses operate and how industry professionals approach them. The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is worth 60 credits at Level 7 (Masters Level) which may be carried forward to progress on to one of our related business Masters courses. PG Cert Business and Financial Trading A short Masters-level introduction to finance for individuals who have an interest in risk management and trading and want to learn about financial markets and how they operate. PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is an introduction to business and finance for individuals who have an interest in business management principles, risk management and trading. This course will teach you how financial assets are analysed, used and traded by different market participants for different applications. It will develop your understanding of different asset classes (including commodities, equities and the money market), analytical tools and risk management strategies. You will also look at the role that risk management plays in financial decision making and learn about theories of behavioural finance and trading psychology. Finally, students will also learn about financial markets and how they operate, management skills and financial decision-making. Our Financial Trading Analysis module has been developed in association with FXStreet – a leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. In it you will be able to put your learning into context on live trading simulators and benefit from tuition by experienced industry professionals. The financial markets are important to individuals, organisations and entire nations; affecting everything from personal wealth to corporate behaviour. Whether you want to build on your undergraduate business studies with an eye to financial management, build on your management skills, take the first step towards a career in investment banking or brokerage or create a portfolio as a private investor, the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading will give you an excellent grounding in how financial markets and businesses operate and how industry professionals approach them. The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is worth 60 credits at Level 7 (Masters Level) which may be carried forward to progress on to one of our related business Masters courses. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-business-and-financial-trading/ PG Certificate Business and Management Enrol on our online Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management to develop your understanding of management practice, increase your awareness of current frameworks, theories and tools and enhance your ability to plan and implement workplace change. Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to become effective leaders and managers. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-business-and-management/ PG Diploma Business and Management This online Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management will enable you to gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. Upon commencement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management course, you undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which enables you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what is expected of you during your online studies. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters MSc Business and Management Enrol on our MSc Business and Management online course and explore a core set of concepts and ideas about business and management challenging you to apply your understanding of core topics and contemporary issues in the corporate world. MSc Business and Management Masters degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. It prepares you to face the challenges of managing and working in a variety of organisations, both within Europe and internationally. You gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. Studying for a business Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. Managers in today’s knowledge-based economy need to be adaptable and flexible with strong analytical capabilities. Masters-level study can prepare you for this challenge as well as providing you with specialist subject knowledge in areas such as markets, finance, customers and operations. If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in business or related subjects, our MSc Business and Management course provides grounding for a range of specialist careers including marketing, accounting, project management and human resources. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/msc-business-and-management/ PG Certificate Criminology and Criminal Psychology This online Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology is an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more. Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology* offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters

More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-criminology-and-criminal-psychology/

PG Diploma Criminology and Criminal Psychology This online Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology is an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology* offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Masters More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-dip-criminology-and-criminal-psychology/ MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology This MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology online masters degree is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters* degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Studying for a Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in criminology, criminal justice or related subjects, our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/msc-criminology-and-criminal-psychology/ PG Certificate Infection Control This online Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control will help you gain an understanding of the world of microbiology and the management strategies useful for patient care and the prevention of further spread of an infectious disease. The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area.The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and SMRA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.The economic and social costs of escalating infection such as winter flu, meningitis and HIV are well documented. Less well known are the human and economic burdens of hospital acquired infection which can result in an extra 14 days in hospital and £1 billion a year extra expenditure for the NHS. Developing and implementing effective infection control measures are dependent upon the knowledge and skills of health professionals in both hospital and community settings. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-infection-control/ PG Diploma Infection Control This Infection Control Postgraduate Diploma online course will enable you to learn about the nature of communicable disease and how to develop strategies for surveillance, control and prevention plus the essential principles of research design. Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Control is an advanced qualification designed to equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of infectious disease control and prevention in hospital, social care and community settings. The course examines key areas including microbiology, immunology, public health and communicable disease control. The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to contagious illness outbreaks and super-bug such as swine flu, SMRA and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this programme is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. With infectious diseases frequently dominating news headlines, understanding how infections occur and how different micro-organisms act and spread has become a key issue for many professionals working in health and social care. Although this course is ideally suited for Clinical Nurse Specialists in Infection Control, it is also of value to other healthcare practitioners, including staff of health ministries, health departments, aid organisations and disease control agencies. More information:https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-dip-infection-control/ MSc Infection Control This MSc Infection Control online course focuses on preventing and controlling the spread of infection, which is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals throughout the world. Develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course is designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/msc-infection-control/ PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law Developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals, this online Postgraduate Certificate in International Trade and Commercial Law is the starting point for your journey on our postgraduate law pathway. PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law course* online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards our full LLM. The course enables students to explore areas such as law of world trade organisation, international competition law, and international sales of goods. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-international-trade-and-commercial-law/ PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law The next step in our postgraduate law pathway, this online Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade and Commercial Law builds on the knowledge and experience you gained in our PG Cert course. PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law course* offers an advanced qualification that is designed to build on your knowledge from the PG Cert programme modules and also introduce legal research skills and methods, international carriage of goods, private international law, intellectual property law and international commercial dispute resolution. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-dip-international-trade-and-commercial-law/ LLM International Trade and Commercial Law The final step in our postgraduate law pathway, this online LLM International Trade and Commercial Law prepares you for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course* has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from the PG Cert and PG Dip programme modules and allows you to undertake a piece of original research by completing a 60-credit dissertation. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/llm-international-trade-and-commercial-law/ Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health This online Public Health Postgraduate Certificate will help you explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health. The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. The knowledge and skills you develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully, and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enrol on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-cert-public-health/ Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health This online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health will help you explore core epidemiological concepts of the measurement of disease and the interpretation of population level health information. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health provides a deeper understanding of public health by incorporating the key topic of epidemiology. You will build upon the essential knowledge gained from units within the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health. The knowledge and skills you develop in this course will help you to develop confidence in measuring and interpreting population level data, which will combine to support your ability to assess priorities, promote public health and consider the wider determinants of population health through completion of your choice of two of our optional modules. Tailoring study options is a key benefit of this course, one that will allow focus on your key areas of interest, current employment or employment pursuits. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg-dip-public-health/ Master of Public Health (MPH) This online MPH programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of Public Health and provide an ideal foundation to develop as an effective public health professional. The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time. This course will provide students with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying public health. Through its alignment with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework this course will develop your ability to undertake independent research culminating in a dissertation project as a capstone to your studies. The MPH course is the most comprehensive of our Public Health programmes, incorporating the opportunity to complete an independent piece of original research. Building on the Postgraduate Diploma module base, you will also study research design and critical appraisal and complete a dissertation project of your choosing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete two further optional modules to tailor your study further. The course culminates in the completion of a dissertation research project where you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research. More information: https://online.essex.ac.uk/courses/master-of-public-health-mph/

Locations and Addresses:

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex: Wivenhoe Park,Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Establishment:1964 Institution type: Public University Total number of students: 14,435 (2014/15). Type of accommodation: Off campus and on campus Contact WhatsApp: (+44) 7956253150

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