Welcome to the 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 at 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 the 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.
  • We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, receiving a score of 89% for overall student satisfaction in 2019.

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.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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BSc

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Take that first step towards a career in Healthcare Management studying two exciting and complimentary fields on this challenging but rewarding programme. This healthcare ... [+]

In the ever-challenging field of healthcare, this programme gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and make the move into leadership with our healthcare management undergraduate degree. By studying these two exciting fields you will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals whilst also gaining management skills that will equip you to progress your career to the next level.

Created by subject experts, this programme gives you in-depth knowledge and understanding of leadership and managerial approaches to the team and organizational development across a variety of healthcare contexts. Throughout the course, you will explore the societal responsibility, policies, and sustainability in health and healthcare management. You will also study techniques such as how to articulate arguments critically, producing logical and structured approaches supported by evidence. You will scrutinize the industry and learn how you can make a difference in healthcare environments.... [-]

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48 months
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Certificate

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This short CertHE Healthcare Management course is the perfect introduction to mixing the challenging world of both health and management. ... [+]

This short CertHE Healthcare Management course is the perfect introduction to mixing the challenging worlds of both health and management. With an indicative study duration of just 16 months, this programme can be completed as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards our full BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management degree.

Throughout the programme, you’ll gain awareness of topical healthcare subjects whilst starting to build links with contemporary health care problems and their interaction with business and management. You’ll also gain an understanding of management topics including finance and business management skills. You will learn to recognize the key challenges associated with healthcare management as well as how to communicate your ideas both orally and in the context of a written presentation.... [-]

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control conti ... [+]

PG Cert Infection Control

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Control course provides an introduction to an understanding of the world of microbiology. Infection prevention and control continues to be a key priority for health professionals working in both hospitals and the wider community. The course aims to equip nurses and other healthcare practitioners with the skills necessary to lead best practice in this area, including an understanding of the world of microbiology and the management strategies used for patient care and the prevention of further spread of an infectious disease.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as Ebola, swine flu and SMRA highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this course is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.... [-]

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8 months
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Develop your career or make your move into Healthcare Management with our internationally-focused Postgraduate Certificate. This course will give you an understanding of ... [+]

Delve into the fascinating world of global healthcare and take your first steps towards leadership with our online Postgraduate Certificate in International Healthcare Management. The course will provide you with an understanding of leadership and management theory, challenges and practices in relation to healthcare.

You’ll learn the principles and practices of good management as well as developing an awareness of the healthcare environment. You’ll also gain skills which will enhance your CV and that can be used directly in your current position or to enhance your career further.

Using programme content created by tutors with considerable academic and professional experience, you’ll gain confidence as well as an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of modern management which can be applied within a healthcare setting. You will also be able to recognize and address ethical, social and political dilemmas and apply ethical and organizational values to situations and choices. After completing the programme you’ll also acquire a range of critical and analytical skills that can be used in a variety of different professional contexts.... [-]

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognized qualification from a top UK unive ... [+]

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognized qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

This course will provide you with an introduction to modern public health. You will explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health.

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enroll on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme.... [-]

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Open Enrollment
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8 months
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Diploma

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Our Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Control is an advanced qualification designed to equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding ... [+]

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Control is an advanced qualification designed to equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of infectious disease control and prevention in hospital, social care, and community settings. The course examines key areas including microbiology, immunology, public health and communicable disease control. As well as learning about the nature of the communicable disease and how to develop strategies for surveillance, control, and prevention you will gain an understanding of the essential principles of research design.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to contagious illness outbreaks and super-bug such as swine flu, SMRA, and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of this programme is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester
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English
Part-time
16 months
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Our Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK universit ... [+]

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health provides a deeper understanding of public health by incorporating the key topic of epidemiology.

You will build upon the essential knowledge gained from units within the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health and explore core epidemiological concepts of the measurement of disease and the interpretation of population-level health information.

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will develop in this course will help you to develop confidence in measuring and interpreting population-level data, which will combine to support your ability to assess priorities, promote public health and consider the wider determinants of population health.... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester
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English
Part-time
16 months
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Develop confidence and gain leadership skills sure to put you on the road to global success with our Postgraduate Diploma in International Healthcare Management. Boost yo ... [+]

Challenge yourself with our progressive Postgraduate Diploma in International Healthcare Management that will provide you with a systematic and critical understanding of leadership and management theory, challenges and practices within a global healthcare environment.

This course introduces you to the complexities of international healthcare, covering a wide range of challenging and thought-provoking business and health-related topics.

Developed by subject experts, this advanced programme looks at principles, theories, and practices within healthcare management. It also provides you with the opportunity to learn about the processes of policy-making, planning, and delivery of services whilst taking into account the cultural, ethical and social issues.... [-]

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MSc

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The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone w ... [+]

MSc Infection Control

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.... [-]

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24 months
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Gain an in-depth understanding of global healthcare whilst learning and developing the skills to excel in leadership with our online MSc in International Healthcare Manag ... [+]

Healthcare is a subject area that affects everyone from all over the world, and this programme gives you a chance to delve into the worldwide management of this complex and vital field.

Our MSc International Healthcare Management will build on your existing experience whilst enhancing your knowledge of the challenges faced by the industry and how to build a successful management and leadership within it. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress your career in a wide variety of healthcare and related organizations.

Developed and taught by subject experts, this programme will look into the complex healthcare management issues facing managers today and give you the ability to make decisions and implement change, whilst gaining an understanding and awareness of risks and how to evaluate alternative approaches. You will also learn to recognize and address ethical, social and political dilemmas, and how to apply ethical and organizational values to situations and choices.... [-]

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Master

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognized qualification from a top UK university whi ... [+]

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognized qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

This course will provide students with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying public health. Through its alignment with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework, this course will develop your ability to undertake independent research culminating in a dissertation project as a capstone to your studies.

Why study this subject?

The MPH course is the most comprehensive of our Public Health programmes, incorporating the opportunity to complete an independent piece of original research.... [-]

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24 months
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