Prospective postgraduate students
Specialist Masters courses
Essex Business School has a distinctive approach to the study of business and
management subjects, as can be seen from the
wide range of courses
available and the social scientific focus of much of our work. We have a
national and international reputation for theoretical and empirical research in
accounting, entrepreneurship, finance and management.
Masters Brochure is available as a downloadable pdf document or can be
viewed online below:
Our international reputation for research excellence is evidenced by members'
publication output, esteem, and other scholarly indicators. In the 2008 RAE,
Essex Business School was ranked 2nd overall in the UK in Accounting and Finance
subject area. We achieved a 5 rating in the previous 2001 RAE. In 2008 the
number of staff submitted to the RAE at 30.5ftes was nearly double the number of
research active staff in 2001. This growth in staff has been accompanied by a
shift of focus from primarily accounting-based research to a spread across the
four fields of academic activity in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance and
There are currently around 300 students (both full-time and part-time)
registered on our
taught postgraduate courses at our
two campuses in Colchester and Southend. All students receive instruction in
research methodology and research methods, and take advanced modules in their
area of specialisation. Those who successfully complete a taught Masters degree
are encouraged to consider proceeding to a research degree in the School's
PhD programme. Download our
Masters Brochure to see our full range of courses for 2014 entry.
We try to ensure that a postgraduate student's experience at the School is
both academically successful and socially rewarding. Our students are,
therefore, encouraged to actively participate in EBS Society as well as various
the activities organised by the School and by the Employability and Careers
Centre of the University.
You will need to achieve an upper second class in your bachelor degree or
equivalent. If you have studied in a country other than the UK please see
student entry requirement page for more details. For newly registered
international students, there is
support available to you.
For more information about postgraduate study at the University of Essex,
How to apply
To apply for our masters and MBA courses, complete our
online application form. This will
take about 20 minutes and you will be required to upload supporting
The University has created a
Reference Guide for all the funding options available to prospective/current
There are a variety of scholarships available for postgraduate study.
For full information, please go to our
Want to know more?
For enquiries relating to the application process e-mail:
Colchester based courses enquiries should be directed to Jeannette Marshall,
Postgraduate Administrator for Taught Courses e-mail:
Southend based coursee enquiries should be directed to Alex Nicholls,
Postgraduate Administrator e-mail: