World-class support and supervision
A research degree at Essex gives you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth to reach a profound understanding.
In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate new knowledge. Your research degree allows you to develop high-level skills, enhances your professional development and builds new networks. It can open doors to many careers.
You are allocated a supervisor who guides you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff. Receiving support is a key feature of your experience at Essex and you will have regular meetings to discuss your progress. Twice a year you will have a supervisory board meeting which provides a more formal opportunity to discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.