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Masters fees for UK Home students 2021-22

We'll assess your fee status when you apply to Essex. If you are successful in gaining an offer, your fee status will be confirmed in your offer letter.

If you're an Essex graduate you could be eligible for our alumni loyalty discount and alumni loyalty plus bursary. We also offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to make funding your studies easier!

Tuition fees for courses starting in 2021-22

Following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2021-22 will not be eligible for UK government funding. From academic year 2021-22, EU students will be charged fees at the International student. If you are an EU student, please see the EU/International fee information.

Our 2021-22 fees for UK Home students are listed below. Our courses are sorted into Fee Bands by department/school.

There are some course exceptions to the above standard fee bands. For specific information on your course fee, please refer to the individual course pages for more information.

UK Home students starting in academic year 2021-22
Fee band Subject Fee
B Edge Hotel School, History, Law,
Human Rights, Literature, Film and Theatre Studies,
Philosophy and Art History, Biological Sciences,
Health and Social Care, Maths, Psychology,
Sports Rehabilitation and Exercise Science,
Government, Language and Linguistics,
Psychosocial and Psychanalytic Studies, Sociology
£8,760
C Computer Science and Electronic Engineering,
MSc Marine Biology
£9,980
E Essex Business School, Economics £12,410
F E15 Theatre Directing £13,990
G E15 Acting £15,930
M MBA £21,000
Graduate Diploma 66% of band B
Graduate Certificate 33% of band B

Annual fee changes

For students commencing their studies at the University of Essex in the 2021-22 academic year, fees will increase for each academic year of study. For full-time undergraduate students with an international fee status (including EU students) your programme of study will increase by 5% in 2022-23. This is subject to review for each subsequent academic year.

Our fees enable us to provide a high-quality educational experience, to invest in teaching, services and facilities, and to increase our investment in widening participation, access and student opportunity. We publish information on how we use your fees.

Part-time fees

Part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis from the course's full-time fee.

If you take a one-year Masters on a part-time basis over two years, you'll pay half of the course's fee in your first year. In your second year you'll pay half of the full-time fee for that year, which may by different to the fee in your first year.

Scholarships and Bursaries

At Essex we offer a number of scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, including international country specific awards and those specific to EU students.

Check out our full range available to Master’s students. You can also use the Scholarship Finder to narrow it down.

US Direct loans

If you're from the United States, you may be eligible for a federal direct loan from the US Department of Education.

Tuition fee policies and how to pay