Curiosity-invoking, boundary-pushing, inspirational
We are committed to ‘research-led’ teaching, where every Essex student has direct experience of being a researcher themselves, helping our students develop critical, analytic, and transferable skills.
In 2019 we announced 100 new academic appointments, as a further commitment to enhancing the educational experience we offer to our students, while also boosting our research power.
There are lots of ways to study at Essex, from traditional lectures and seminars, to webinars and tutorials in the University's virtual learning environment, or entirely online with our partners University of Essex Online.
Essex is a campus-based university and we know that our students value being together on campus. On our campuses we can better support you to achieve success, and you can also experience all the benefits of being part of our diverse, global and inclusive community. It is these experiences, both academic and cultural, that play such an important part of your time at Essex.
The traditional-style, and most likely what you will be expecting when arriving at Essex. At Essex, we pride ourselves on being a campus-based University. We offer alternatives for those that need it, but we believe your course is only one part of the transformational educations you'll receive when studying with us. And why wouldn't we, with the stunning campuses we have at Colchester, Southend and Loughton.
We use a range of different styles and methods when teaching face-to-face, from teaching in large groups such as lectures and seminars, to smaller group learning and more student-led and active sessions also. Each of our departments have incredible facilities to ensure you have the best learning experience whilst on campus and achieve our goal of giving you a research-led education.
When the new academic year starts in October, our teaching programmes will be taught in a way that blends in-person classes with a range of online lectures, teaching, learning and collaborative support to deliver a high quality education.
How you are taught will vary between courses and departments. You can find out more about how teaching will be delivered on our department pages. Here you can find out more about your specific teaching and assessment arrangements.
The combination of different types of learning opportunities will be tailored to the learning outcomes of your course. This may include:
There will also be other ways of learning, designed to enable you to engage more easily and manage your workload. It will also help develop your deeper understanding of the topic. This will usually involve:
This approach gives us a built in way to move to off-campus delivery at any point during the year, which means less disruption and ensures our students’ wellbeing, whatever the circumstances. This is not an online degree, but a way for us to deliver teaching that will ensure the continuity of education for all students.
We are dedicated to delivering a quality, transformative education and to supporting you to succeed in your studies and in preparing for your future.
Kaplan Open Learning has been working in partnership with the University of Essex since 2007 to deliver 100% online and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as short courses. University of Essex Online today has students from over 170 countries worldwide and over 3,000 have successfully graduated with us.
Get a prospectus to find out more about our online programmes.
Your learning and assessments are completed 100% online and awarded by the University of Essex. Qualifications are recognised worldwide a and on completion of your course you will be invited to attend graduation on campus. Interested to learn more? Explore the range of online courses we offer.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes with regards to continuation and progression to highly skilled employment or further study, notably exceeding the University’s benchmark”.
“The support I received from my second year statistics lecturer was amazing; she inspired me in many ways, such as how to use my resources to connect with people that have similar interests. In my final year, the teaching style was supported by thought-provoking images, interviews and talks; this was the best module I took.”
"I was very inspired by my lecturers. This was a challenging degree that needed good teaching; the subject is so large and could be overwhelming at times so it was important for the material to be as clear as possible. Things like online quizzes at the end of lectures really helped to consolidate the material.”