Online postgraduate courses in Social Sciences – scholarships available

  • South East, All EnglandSouth East, All England


At the University of Essex Online, student success is at the heart of everything we do. As one of the UK’s longest-running providers of 100% online degrees, all our courses are specifically designed for online delivery, enabling you to gain a top-class education from anywhere in the world.

Discover our social science postgraduate courses

Develop your skills in leading complex criminal investigations, making reasoned arguments and rational decisions, and learn how to improve your potential impact within a policing, prison, probation or other criminal justice setting.

Explore a range of theoretical ideas and practical applications across psychology, perfect whether you have a personal or professional interest in the field.

Delve into interesting real-world scenarios such as the concept of psychological assessment at work and how to conduct this process as a practising organisational psychologist.

All courses are also available as an eight-month, or 16-month PG Dip. Study at your own pace and accelerate your career 100% online, part time.

Visit website

Fees and funding

We’re pleased to offer a range of discounts and scholarships to online students including:

  • Full payment discount of 5%
  • Alumni discount of 10%
  • Corporate discount of 10% available when three or more of your employees study with us
  • 2024 marks 60 years of the University of Essex – and to celebrate this milestone, we’re offering a 10% anniversary scholarship on all our Masters programmes. Please note, the deadline for this scholarship is 31 July.
  • Enhanced Regional Scholarship: International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses. Students residing in Africa can also enjoy a 20% scholarship on an eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses until the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Find out more

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

University of Essex Online Campus

Where is University of Essex Online?