Masters study

Start a Masters course in January

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Start studying when is convenient for you

Everyone's personal circumstances are different (especially at the moment!), so we have recently introduced January-starts. This means that you can start studying with us in January 2022, instead of October 2021, which may just be better for you!

Which courses are available with a January-start?

We currently offer a range of Masters courses with a January-start option from the following academic departments:

Scroll down this page to view all of the courses that are currently available.

What can I expect if I am starting my course in January 2022?

At the moment, as a result of the pandemic, it is impossible to know whether there will be restrictions in place across the UK, preventing students from learning in-person. Of course, we hope to be back operating as normal as soon as it is safe to do so. When we have a better understanding about what our plans for teaching and learning will be like in the 2021-22 academic year, we'll share information here.

Is there accommodation available?

Once you have received and accepted an offer of study from the University, you will be able to apply for accommodation on campus.

Why start in January instead of October?

When you choose to start your Masters degree is entirely up to you and what suits your personal needs best. Whether you begin in October or January, you will qualify with the same degree at the end of your period of study. We have introduced January start dates to help those who have been affected by the current pandemic and those who wish to start their studies later to accommodate personal circumstances such as travelling from another country.

Will I still graduate with a full Masters qualification? 

Yes, both October and January start dates will enable you to graduate with the same qualification.

Do the January-start courses end at the same time as the October-start versions?

No, if you begin your course in October, your studies will finish the following September. If you start in January, your studies will end in December. For example, if you start in January 2022, you will complete your course in December 2022.

Can I apply for a course that starts in January 2022?

Applications are currently open for Masters courses starting in October 2021. Applications for January 2022 will open in Summer 2021.

Learn more about how to apply to Essex and other important things to consider.

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