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Pre-sessional course for Masters and PhD students

Our optional pre-sessional course provides the basic background needed for our Masters and PhD courses. It is a refresher course if you're returning to study after a period at work, or entering from a different field of study. The course is also a good way to meet some of your class-mates before your full programme of degree study starts.

Course overview

This two week course runs in September, prior to the start of term.


  • Pre-sessional course fee: £375 (excluding accommodation)

How to book

You need to book your place on the course through our Centre, and your accommodation through the Accomodation team. You can book as soon as you have accepted your admission offer for your degree.

Book your place on our course

A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to secure your place. Complete the application form and deposit form and post or email them to Janet George. Cheques should be made payable to CCFEA, University of Essex.

Janet George

Office 1NW.3.7, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom


Book your accommodation

You can book and pay for your accommodation online. Accommodation is arranged by our University's Accommodation team. We have various types of room available with a range of rental prices.