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Impatient to master your craft?

Discover the value of a Masters degree at Essex and how it can prepare you for your future.

Life at Essex is full of opportunities. You'll work with world-leading researchers who are driven to make a difference and you can get involved with departmental research, speak at conferences or even work as a lab assistant. Whatever your discipline, we can help you go further and gain real-world, valuable experience for your current or future career.

There‚Äôs a lot to think about before applying for a Masters degree with us, and we understand that making the decision to do postgraduate study is a big one. To help you get started, why not explore our subjects, or grab yourself a prospectus to read in your own time. Some of our courses also allow you to start in January or study part-time, so this is something to consider when doing your research.

We've also developed a new Masters Preparation Programme, which is a short course that you take for free once you have received an offer of study for a taught course at Essex. It's designed to make sure you are ready for postgraduate-level study and is the perfect preparation for your Masters.

Why study
with Essex?

Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
We are 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times Good University Guide 2021)
Five subjects in UK top 10 for research power (Times Higher Education 2022)
12 of our subjects feature in the QS World Rankings 2022
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Join us for our Postgraduate Evening

We are hosting a Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 22 March. Join us for an evening of talks and tours, and get answers to your questions about studying a postgraduate course at Essex. We are also incorporating virtual content into this event so you can join us from the comfort of your own home.

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Your postgraduate Masters study

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Got a question about a course or want to know more about accommodation at Essex? Fill out our online enquiry form or talk to us on live chat and we'll be happy to answer any queries you have. 

At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.

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