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University of Essex Online Summer Virtual Open Day

100% online and part-time programmes in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology

University of Essex Online.


Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Join our Summer Virtual Open Day on Monday 9 August to Wednesday 11 August at 09:00-17:30 GMT+1

Have you been thinking about studying a qualification online but you're unsure whether it's right for you? Perhaps you're curious about how you'll be taught and assessed completely online? Or maybe you're wondering whether employers really value online degrees?

Attend our Virtual Open Day to get the answers to these questions and to learn more about our programmes, the student experience and our virtual learning platform. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat to staff and current students, and you’ll leave with the knowledge needed to make decisions about your future.

There will be a mixture of live and on-demand content, so register for access to a host of information about what it's like to study online with us.

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Study from anywhere – at work, home or on the move

Our 100% online and part-time degree programmes include:


  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing
  • AMBA accredited MBA
  • Master of Business Management (MBM)
  • MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)
  • MSc Business with Finance
  • MSc Business with Human Resources
  • MSc Business with Marketing
  • MSc Global Digital Marketing
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics

Project Management

  • MSc Project Management


  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Cyber Security


  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)


  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MSc Infection Control
  • MSc International Healthcare Management
  • MSc Nursing


  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Business
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology
  • LLM International Business Law


  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Business Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Organisational Psychology

We also offer these subjects as shorter courses which are respected standalone qualifications and stepping stones on to their respective full degrees.

At undergraduate level, we deliver CertHEs for individuals with no prior qualifications or work experience, as we believe that everyone should be able to access education. These can be completed in as little as 16 months, and it’s a route towards studying the Bachelors degree.

At postgraduate level, we deliver PG Certs and PG Dips that can be completed in as little as 8 or 16 months and if you decide you’re enjoying your studies, you can easily progress onto the Masters degree.

Why study with Essex Online?

Study online. Graduate on campus.

You will complete your studies and assessments 100% online and your qualification will be awarded by the University of Essex, one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). Upon completing your course, you will graduate with the same certificate as campus-based students – your mode of study is only mentioned on your academic transcript.

Interactive virtual learning platform

Our courses are delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) which provides 24/7 access to lecturecasts, Q&A sessions, seminars, discussion forums and a comprehensive eLibrary. This allows you to study anytime and at a place that best suits your needs and schedule.

World-class academic and mentoring support

From admissions through to graduation, you will be supported by our dedicated student support advisers and study skills specialists who will guide you throughout your studies. Additionally, module tutors that are leading authorities and specialists in their fields will provide you with unparalleled academic support.

Quality assured experience

With a 95% student satisfaction rating, we’re placed at the top for overall student satisfaction when compared to other mainstream universities* and well above the national average rating of 75% (National Student Survey 2021). We stand behind the academic quality of our online courses and that’s why we offer a money back guarantee. If you decide your course isn’t for you within 21 days, we’ll give you a full refund (Terms and Conditions apply).

*Mainstream universities are those with a university title, excluding university centres and colleges.

Who is this course for?

Individuals with grit who are determined to realise their ambitions

Our students aren’t spoon-fed their course – they earn it through working hard, making sacrifices, and persevering.

We are one of the longest-running providers of 100% online courses in the UK. All our programmes are specifically designed for online delivery. We combine gold standard teaching with the latest technology to provide you with a top-class education from anywhere in the world.

With us you can study 100% online and part-time, so you can continue to work and apply your new learning to your current role, while you prepare to take your career to the next level.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.