University of Essex Online Programmes

Build a rewarding career with 100% online undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in business, marketing, law, psychology, criminology, health or MBA.

The University

About the University

Founded in 1965, the University of Essex is a public university accredited by British Royal Charter, with 3 campuses in Essex, UK.

With more than 13,000 students from 130 countries, Essex graduates develop a genuine world view.

 

  • Experienced – University of Essex high quality online courses are delivered through the “University of Essex Online” since 2007.
  • High quality – Rated “Gold” in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 教學品質評選中獲得金獎,證明大學的教學品質在英國各高等學府中屬於最高級別。
  • Top UK University quality and support
    • Courses are available to both UK and international students, which enable you to benefit from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support you would expect from a top UK University.
    • The structured online programmes allow you to study for your degree in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.
  • Study at your own place. Graduate on-campus at UK.
    • No travelling.  You can study at your own pace from anywhere; at work, at home or on the move.  Everything is done online.
    • You will be invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester after fulfilled award requirements.
Recognition

Accreditation, Recognition, Ranking

  • University of Essex is a recognized British University.
    Source: www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/recognised-bodies
  • 中國教育部 – 認證資料
    Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China – Accreditation Information
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  • Ranked Top 22 in UK (Times Good University Guide 2018).
  • Ranked 2nd Most International University in the UK and 18th in the World (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2017).
  • Ranked 8th for overall satisfaction among all UK universities (NSS2015).
    Source: www.timeshighereducation.com/features/national-student-survey-2015-overall satisfaction-results-full
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU): Member
  • 90% for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey
  • Notable Alumni: Dr Oscar Arias Sanchez (Nobel Peace Prize, President of Costa Rica), Sir Christopher Pissarides (Nobel Economist Prize)
More Professional Rankings
Criminology 7th Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Economics (research excellence) Top 5 Research Excellence Framework 2014
History of Art 5th Complete University Guide 2018
Marketing Top 25 Complete University Guide 2018
Politics and International Studies (research excellence) 1st Research Excellence Framework 2014
Sociology (research excellence) Top 20 Research Excellence Framework 2014
The Award

About the Award

Awarding Body: University of Essex, UK

  • Graduates will be issued with the same University of Essex degree award certificate.
  • There is no mention of online study on the University of Essex degree certificate.

Graduation ceremony:

You will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester after fulfilled award requirements.

Learning & Support

Learning and Support

  • Student Advisers: All students have a personal Student Adviser who is their first contact point, mentor; provide support and guidance.
  • Experienced Module Tutors: The online tutors have vast experience of delivering both traditional campus and online.
    • They will be in regular contact with students throughout the course, via online virtual learning platform which.
    • Question and answer sessions: They will lead the class by delivering seminars, posting lessons and assignments, answering questions.
    • Feedback on coursework: The virtual learning environment will also be used to mark assignments and provide feedback on coursework.
    • Responding to your questions by phone or email: There is also the opportunity to have regular contact with tutor by telephone and e-mail as you progress through your course and to interact with other students on the programme through online forums.
  • Additional Resources: You will have access to a number of resources to complement your studies via virtual learning platform, such as online libraries, which will enable you to access on-line journals, databases and e-books.
Assessment

Assessment:

An assignment-based assessment approach is adopted, instead of exams.

All of your work is uploaded via the online learning platform where your tutor has direct access to assess it.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

The University believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria
List of Online Programmes

Programmes offered in online study mode are:

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Business & Management Business & Management
Criminology Criminology
Law Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Business
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology
Health Health
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management
Psychology Education
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Business Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)