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Essex short courses

We offer a range of courses, from introductory to more advanced methods, taught by experts in their fields from Essex or our partner organisations, reflecting our teaching and research excellence.

Our courses

We will be offering a number of short courses in 2016. Details will be available soon.

Who are they for?

If you're a PhD student, practitioner or academic and want to deepen your understanding of social research and upgrade your skills in research methods, our courses are for you.


Fees vary for each course. In your first three years of your PhD study you receive allocated funds to contribute to the cost of course fees through the Proficio scheme.

Getting to the University


If you can no longer attend a course or event, you will be liable to cancellation fees:

  • Cancelling between 7 - 0 days before course date: 100% of course fee
  • Cancelling within 12 - 8 days before course date: 50% of course fee
  • Cancelling within 18 - 13 days before course date: 25% of course fee
  • Cancelling 18 days or more before course date: 0% of course fee (full refund)

You have the right to appeal against any cancellation fee charged by following the Proficio Appeals process. Please note that appeals against cancellation fees charged should be on the basis of mitigating circumstances only.

Contact us

If you'd like any further information or have any questions, contact