University of Essex Online

Introduction

Welcome to University of Essex Online. If you’re looking to improve your professional career our online distance learning degrees and postgraduate courses are some of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to do it. Enhance both your education and your career regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

By studying a University of Essex Online course, you will receive your qualification from a highly regarded UK university and have access to all the academic support you would expect to receive on campus.

Why study with University of Essex Online?

  • Boost your career and earning potential with skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
  • Quality teaching from industry professionals combined with the latest online educational technology.
  • Received an overall student satisfaction rating of 88% in the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS).

About us

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students that enables them to benefit from a flexible approach to study, while maintaining the quality and support you would expect from a top UK university.

Our structured distance learning courses allow you to work towards 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. Whether you’re a student looking to enhance your professional career or a school leaver who has opted for an income and valuable work experience whilst studying for a degree, online study is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to do it.

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Postgraduate Certificate

PG Cert Business and Management

Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to become effective leaders and managers. The course will develop your understanding of management practice, increase your awareness of current frameworks, theories and tools and enhance your ability to plan and implement change within the workplace... [+]

PG Cert Business and Management Our Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to become effective leaders and managers. The course will develop your understanding of management practice, increase your awareness of current frameworks, theories and tools and enhance your ability to plan and implement change within the workplace. Graduates with a non-business Bachelors degree will complete a pre-course self study pack before beginning their first Level 7 module. The reading material and tutor support provided will help you to adapt to the challenge of postgraduate business study and give you the tools to develop your skills in a new direction with confidence. Upon commencement of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management course, you will undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which will enable you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what will be expected of you during your online studies. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Course struture The Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7. Modules: Management: Principles and Practices (20 credits) Leadership in Practice (20 credits) Economics for Managers (20 credits) Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You will be supported throughout your Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management will be based on a combination of written coursework. You will always be 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. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your postgraduate 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; and the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. Career destinations A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. As companies seek out the business managers with the most advanced skills to respond to changes in the economy and marketplace, a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Management could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions. The specialist knowledge and understanding you will gain could open up rewarding careers in business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources. Entry requirements We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our PG Cert Business and Management programme: 1 - Academic Entry Route In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Business and Management programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum: An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent. 2 - Open Entry Route We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route. In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Business and Management programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum: At least 5 years’ senior level work experience. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme. [-]

PG Certificate Business and Financial Trading

Online Part time 8 months April 2017 United Kingdom

Our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is an introduction to business and finance for individuals who have an interest in business management principles, risk management and trading. [+]

Our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is an introduction to business and finance for individuals who have an interest in business management principles, risk management and trading. This course will teach you how financial assets are analysed, used and traded by different market participants for different applications. It will develop your understanding of different asset classes (including commodities, equities and the money market), analytical tools and risk management strategies. You will also look at the role that risk management plays in financial decision making and learn about theories of behavioural finance and trading psychology. Finally, students will also learn about financial markets and how they operate, management skills and financial decision-making. Our Financial Trading Analysis module has been developed in association with FXStreet - a leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. In it you will be able to put your learning into context on live trading simulators and benefit from tuition by experienced industry professionals. Why study this subject? The financial markets are important to individuals, organisations and entire nations; affecting everything from personal wealth to corporate behaviour. Whether you want to build on your undergraduate business studies with an eye to financial management, build on your management skills, take the first step towards a career in investment banking or brokerage or create a portfolio as a private investor, the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading will give you an excellent grounding in how financial markets and businesses operate and how industry professionals approach them. The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is worth 60 credits at Level 7 (Masters Level) which may be carried forward to progress on to one of our related business Masters courses. Course Structure Introduction The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 Level 7 credits. Level 7 modules: Management: Principles and Practice (20 credits) Financial Decision Making (20 credits) Financial Trading Analysis (20 credits) Upon completion of the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading we offer students the opportunity to progress on to the MSc Business and Management or MBA, subject to meeting entry criteria, with 60 credits of exemptions. Career Prospects Management skills are essential for creating an efficient and profitable business, and coupled with an understanding of finance (the lifeblood of any business) and an understanding of how financial markets operate, this course provides a distinct advantage for individuals who may hold responsibility for financial or investment functions in the future. If you are looking to secure your first role within the financial sector or just get ahead in your career, the real-world insights provided by the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading can help you gain the practical skills that employers are looking for. If you are already working in banking or finance, the course will give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the motivation and ability for further career advancement. And finally, if you are a part-time trader the course will advance the informal knowledge you have built, give you the skills to improve your performance and potentially help you move into a full-time trading career. [-]

PG Certificate Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Online Part time 8 months August 2016 United Kingdom

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more. [+]

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification useful to graduates who wish to work within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors, including the police force, law enforcement agencies and many more. Graduates with a non-criminology Bachelors degree will complete a pre-course self study pack before beginning their first Level 7 module. The reading material and tutor support provided will help you to adapt to the challenge of postgraduate criminology study and give you the tools to develop your skills in a new direction with confidence. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information. This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Course Structure Introduction The Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Criminal Victimisation (20 credits) Applied Forensic Psychology (20 credits) Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory (20 credits) Career destinations A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills, a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions. Career opportunities for graduates exist within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors. This can include one of the hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

PG Diploma Business and Management

Online Part time 16 months April 2017 United Kingdom

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. You will gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. [+]

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. You will gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. Graduates with a non-business Bachelors degree will complete a pre-course self study pack before beginning their first Level 7 module. The reading material and tutor support provided will help you to adapt to the challenge of postgraduate business study and give you the tools to develop your skills in a new direction with confidence. Upon commencement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management course, you will undertake an induction programme prior to starting your first module which will enable you to familiarise yourself with our virtual learning platform and understand what will be expected of you during your online studies. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Course Structure Introduction The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Management: Principle and Practices (20 credits) Leadership in Practice (20 credits) Economics for Managers (20 credits) Financial Decision Making (20 credits) Marketing: Principles and Practices (20 credits) Module options (choose a combination of modules equal to 20 credits): Project Management (10 credits) Managing Across Cultures (10 credits) Human Resource Management (10 credits) Business Strategy (10 credits) [-]

PG Diploma Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Online Part time 16 months September 2016 United Kingdom

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. [+]

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Graduates with a non-criminology Bachelors degree will complete a pre-course self study pack before beginning their first Level 7 module. The reading material and tutor support provided will help you to adapt to the challenge of postgraduate criminology study and give you the tools to develop your skills in a new direction with confidence. Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits). Please contact a member of the Admissions team for more information. This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Course Structure Introduction The Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Criminal Victimisation (20 credits) Applied Forensic Psychology (20 credits) Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory (20 credits) Complex Criminal investigations (20 credits) Practical Psychology for Policing (20 credits) Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)* * These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award. Career destinations A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills, a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions. Career opportunities for graduates exist within a variety of occupations across both public and private sectors. This can include one of the hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency. [-]

Certificate

CertCE Business Studies

Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Business Studies course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Foundation or Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give students practical and usable skills that can be used in both current and future employment roles. Study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules... [+]

CertCE Business Studies If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Business Studies course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Foundation or Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give students practical and usable skills that can be used in both current and future employment roles. Study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills. Why study this subject? Studying for a CertCE Business Studies will introduce you to a number of key and practical skills that can form the basis for ongoing career development. Learn about the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations, understand different leadership and managerial approaches, become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and data and discover techniques to solve a range of business problems. Course structure The CertCE Business Studies is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits) Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits) Human Resource Management (15 credits) Business and Management Skills (15 credits) Upon completion of your CertCE Business Studies we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Foundation degree (240 credits) and Bachelors degree (360 credits). Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You are supported throughout your business studies course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Business Studies assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis. You will always be 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. We 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. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. Career destinations A business studies certificate will equip you with a wide range of skills making you highly prized by employers in a variety of industries and professions. The in-depth understanding our graduates gain in their studies has led to careers in areas as such as consultancy, human resources management, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, as well as general management. Entry requirements We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Business Studies course. You will be allowed to start the CertCE Business Studies course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. [-]

CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice

Online Part time 8 months United Kingdom

Our certificate in criminal justice programme is taught part-time and is a nationally recognised qualification. [+]

Our certificate in criminal justice programme is taught part-time and is a nationally recognised qualification. It is the equivalent of half of a first-year of undergraduate study and is open to anyone with an interest in criminal justice. The programme is broad-based and aims to equip students with an understanding of the rapidly changing criminal justice environment. The course focuses on national, legal and policy issues facing the criminal justice system and it introduces students to the problems facing policy-makers and practitioners. Students explore broad criminological issues such as theory, research, crime prevention, punishment and rehabilitation. Why study this subject? A Certificate of Continuing Education (CertCE) is the basic qualification that can be gained in higher education and it shows that you are capable of studying successfully at university level. It will also equip you with a range of skills and knowledge useful for a career within a criminal justice setting or may enhance your existing knowledge if you already work in the sector. You will gain understanding of crime and social and personal factors; develop critical thinking; and become confident in considering and reflecting upon sociological, legal and criminological theories. You will also gain skills in research, time management and written communication, which are readily transferrable to the world of work. Course Structure Introduction The CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits)* Introduction to Offender Profiling (15 credits)* Introduction to Criminology (15 credits) * Introduction to Psychology (15 credits) * Upon completion of your CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Bachelors degree (360 credits). * These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award. Career destinations This course provides students with underpinning knowledge for a career in the criminal justice sector and may also confirm your competence if you are already working within the sector as part of your continuing professional development. By demonstrating that you have the skills to study at university level you could also go on to complete a full degree programme and the credits gained on this programme can be used towards the first year of a degree programme of a similar nature. Entry requirements We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Criminology and Criminal Justice course. You will be allowed to start the Criminology and Criminal Justice course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0. [-]

CertCE Law

Online Part time 8 months August 2016 United Kingdom UK Online

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. [+]

CertCE Law Places available: Summer / Autumn 2015 About the CertCE Law course If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give you an introduction to the English Legal System, both from a civil and criminal perspective as well as looking at key criminal law concepts and principles. Study is based around specific law-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our CertCE Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. Why study this subject? Our online CertCE Law course gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course will help you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. Related courses DipHE Law LLB (Hons) Law Course Structure The CertCE Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits) The Legal System (15 credits) Criminal Law (30 credits) Upon completion of your CertCE Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits) and Bachelors degree (360 credits). Learning and Assessments Studying online for your CertCE law qualification offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access. All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies. It is possible to complete your studies faster than the standard course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply. Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You are supported throughout your online law course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. CertCE Law assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis. You will always be 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. We 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. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. Career Prospects If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to gain your qualification. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments. We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace. Career destinations The legal knowledge gained from the CertCE Law could benefit roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management. The CertCE Law can also be used as a stepping stone towards studying for our LLB (Hons) Law degree which is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. Entry requirements We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Law course. You will be allowed to start the CertCE Law course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. 21 day money back guarantee We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21 day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund. [-]

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