University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

Who we are


Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

All of our courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider and part of Kaplan, Inc., the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training.


Our courses


All of our courses are 100% online and part-time. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in topics such as business, law, health, psychology, criminology and our ever-popular MBA.

Our programmes are developed by industry leaders and subject experts and all module content is tailored specifically to promote maximum engagement while learning online.

University of Essex Online students will benefit from receiving all the support students normally receive on campus, plus the invaluable benefit of flexibility. Our recorded lectures, access to eBooks (included in the price of your fees) and online class discussion forums mean that you can fit your study around your work, family and other commitments.


Support we offer


All of our students have a dedicated Student Support Adviser who acts as a first point of contact, and mentor. Students also receive regular and prompt academic feedback from their tutors. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring an average of 92% across all five years.


Fees, finances and funding


We have a range of options for those wishing to study with us. Most UK or EU undergraduate and postgraduate students living in England are eligible for a government-backed student loan. And if you’re not eligible, we also offer a simple monthly payment plan. We offer a 10% discount for full up-front payment of the annual fees.


To find out more about online learning download our prospectus or get in touch with us.


University of Essex Online have 27 course(s) available
  • Online
  • £3080
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

In today’s competitive job market, a CertCE in Business Studies makes a candidate stand out from the crowd. In this online and part-time course, students are taught practical business skills while also developing their communication, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking abilities. The course also explains the structure...

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  • Online
  • £18480
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This online and part-time BA (Hons) Business and Management is the ideal qualification for anyone looking to get ahead in their career, specialise in an area of business studies or even start their own business. Students improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of the strategic and international dimensions of business and...

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  • Online
  • £18480
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This online and part-time BA (Hons) Business and Marketing degree teaches students about two of the most important areas within a modern-day organisation: the corporate world of business and the fast-growing creative industry that is marketing. The business modules encourage students to develop innovative solutions to increasingly complex...

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  • Online
  • £3080
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • General

A CertCE in Criminology and Criminal Justice equips students with a range of skills suitable for a career within a criminal justice setting. The course may also help you to build on your existing knowledge if you already work in the sector. And because this course is online and part-time, you don’t need to give up your current job and can study...

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  • Online
  • £18480
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • General

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree is a wide-ranging course, preparing students for a career in many different areas. Students also develop critical thinking skills and learn how to analyse and reflect upon different sociological, legal and economic theories. As well as a range of transferable workplace skills, students also...

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CertCE Law

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  • Online
  • £3080
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Legal

Our online CertCE Law course gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course will help you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. We have regular start dates throughout the year.

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LLB (Hons) Law

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  • Online
  • £18480
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Legal

Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course will help you develop graduate skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. The course is also relevant if you are an international...

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  • Online
  • £3400
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This programme is delivered 100% online and part-time providing students with the flexibility to fit their studies around work and other commitments. All of our students will receive access to a cutting-edge virtual learning platform where they can access core learning materials, lectures and seminars as well as interact with tutors and other...

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  • Online
  • £6800
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This programme is delivered 100% online and part-time providing students with the flexibility to fit their studies around work and other commitments. All of our students will receive access to a cutting-edge virtual learning platform where they can access core learning materials, lectures and seminars as well as interact with tutors and other...

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  • Online
  • £10200
  • 3 years
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This programme is delivered 100% online and part-time providing students with the flexibility to fit their studies around work and other commitments. All of our students will receive access to a cutting-edge virtual learning platform where they can access core learning materials, lectures and seminars as well as interact with tutors and other...

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