Before submitting an application, please take the time to note the following:

– Please read carefully our list of course descriptions and the list of fees for our courses.  Please note that each course has a separate fee.

– For enquiries, please contact

– Essex University PGR students need to enrol via Proficio in addition to the form below. Please note that your application is not confirmed until the ESS office has received both forms.  If you require assistance with this, please contact the ESS office.

– We aim to process all applications within five to seven working days.



  • Pre-sessional and session one: 16 June 2023
  • Session two: 7 July 2023
  • Session three: 21 July 2023

General Information

Please provide your name as stated on your passport. This is very important as the information provided will be used to create your University of Essex student record.

Private information

The University is required to collect the following information by the Higher Education Statistical Agency.

The University of Essex is registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act to enable it to hold and process personal data about its participants. These data comprise details about admission, academic background, course registration and academic progress while at the University. They also include information collected by the University for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring. The University will process these data for various administrative, academic and health and safety purposes. The data will be kept secure and accurate and will only be disclosed to people who have a need to know in accordance with the University’s registration under the Act.

Academic / Institution Information

Information For Invoice

If you require your invoice to be addressed to someone other than yourself (e.g. academic department, scholarship provider etc), please provide the information here:

Please note: Applicants are responsible for ensuring their invoice reaches the relevant party for payment.

Background Knowledge

Please indicate your background knowledge in the following areas. 

Note: if you are part of a group enrolment, please indicate this in the ‘research interests’ box below. 




Please give details of your primary subfield and research interests using a few keywords

Course Selection

Fees: Course fees are described here.

Schedule: The course schedules for each session can be found here.

Morning courses are 10:00-13:30 BST time. Afternoon 14:15-17:45 BST time. These times are final. 


Pre-sessional: Monday 3 July – Friday 7 July 2023, Session 1: Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July 2023, Session 2: Monday 24 July – Friday 4 August 2023 and Session 3: Monday 7 August – Friday 18 August 2023.

Courses are delivered in person, online or hybrid mode.

In-person courses will be held at our Colchester campus. Online study is not available for these courses.

Online courses will be taught via Zoom. In-person study is not available for these courses.

Hybrid courses are available for study either in person or online. Hybrid delivery of courses will include synchronous live sessions during which on campus and online students will be taught simultaneously.


– Select no more than one afternoon and one morning course for each session you will attend.

– Note that courses 1I and 3N are full day courses and cannot be taken in conjunction with an afternoon or morning course that occurs simultaneously. 

– Maths classes begin at 8:15 am every morning and is offered free of charge with any paid course. Participants are encouraged to attend these lectures if they feel they need supplementary  instruction.

– Intro to R (6 hours) takes place the Sunday before each session and can be taken in conjunction with any course.

– If you have questions about your application, please contact the ESS office by email before completing your application.



Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Mode Of Study For Hybrid Course Selection

Students undertaking hybrid taught courses are required to enrol for either in person or online participation at the point of application. Applications for hybrid taught courses which do not provide this information will not be processed. If you have any questions, please contact the ESS office before submitting your application.

Please note: This information is required at the time of application. Requests to change mode of study after this point should be sent via email to

Exam Enrolment

Please note: ESS courses are not automatically examined. For a fee of £100, students can be enrolled for a single course exam in any course.

  • 15 ECTS credits awarded by the University of Essex can be earnt by taking the exam for a 35 hour course.
  • 7.5 ECTS credits awarded by the University of Essex can be earnt by taking the exam for a 17.5 hour course.

If you would like to be enrolled for the exam and the fee added to your invoice, please indicate below: 

Right to Study Checks: All ESS students undertaking a course for accreditation (sitting the exam) who will be present in the UK at the time of the summer school, will be required to undergo a right to study check.

Failure to complete the check will result in you not being able to undertake the exam and receive accreditation for your course.

If you are enrolling for the examination as part of your application, please respond to the question below:  

Accommodation Requirements: Applicable To Students Studying In Person Only

ESS is able to offer campus based accommodation on a room only basis to applicants studying courses in person. This is charged at a rate of £34 per person, per night and will be included on your invoice.

Please provide the details of a contact in the event of an emergency:

Summer Schools Student Declaration

Policy Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 

The University of Essex fosters good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not, celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to nurturing an inclusive and diverse community that is open to all who have the potential to benefit from membership of it, and which ensures equality of opportunity for all its members. We expect all our campus communities, employees, workers, contractors, students, invitees and visitors to be treated, and to treat others, with dignity and respect. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, harassment and bullying. Zero tolerance means that (i) we will take action and (ii) the action will be proportionate to the circumstances of the case. We are committed to meeting our obligations under the Equality Act 2010, which requires the University show no discrimination as required by law on account of age, disability, gender reassignment*, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

The University will always act lawfully and this may include taking action to support people with particular protected characteristics, including disability and sex. In addition to its obligations under the EA, the University shall adopt policies, practices, and procedures that define expected standards of behaviour and specify any additional characteristics, beyond those required by law, to which protection is provided, for example, in relation to political belief, social background and refugee status.

For the purposes of this Policy Statement the term ‘trans’ is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. The term ‘non-binary’ is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not sit comfortably with ‘woman’ or ‘man’. Non-binary identities are varied and can include people who identify with some aspects of binary identities, while others reject them entirely.

*The University’s policies, practices and procedures specifically extend to all gender identities including trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people.


I understand that it is a term of my contract with the University to agree to the following and that it is my responsibility to read the necessary regulations, policies and procedures before I agree.


• I agree to comply with and meet any and all conditions set out in the Regulations relating to Registration, the Code of Student Conduct, IT Acceptable Use Policy and Library Regulations from the date of my first period of registration as a student on the summer school to the date I complete the course or withdraw permanently, as recorded by the University.
• I understand that this period may include a series of individual registration periods.
• I understand that if I am undertaking a course for accreditation then I will be required to provide original documents to show that I have the right to study in the UK for the course I am taking.
• I abide by the University of Essex’s code of conduct and acknowledge its zero-tolerance policy on bullying and harassment.

Cancellation and Refund Policies: 

• Cancellations made prior to 1 June 2023: an administrative charge of £50.00.
• Cancellations made between 1 June and 30 June 2023: A fifty percent charge or refund of fifty percent.
• Cancellations made after 30 June 2023: No refund to be made.
• Registered participants on courses cancelled by the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis’s organisers will be entitled to claim a full refund.
• Registered participants with unsuccessful visa attempts will be entitled to claim a full refund.
• Extenuating circumstances will be considered at the organiser’s discretion.

Please note: ESS acts as a third party provider on behalf of Event Essex with regards to the booking of accommodation. Refunds for accommodation bookings will not be offered under any circumstances for cancellations made after 1 July 2023.

Personal Data: 

I understand that the information being collected on this form is necessary for my contract with the University. I understand that there is a fuller explanation of how the University uses my personal data, and of my rights in relation to my data, in the University’s Privacy Notices. I confirm that all information provided in this form for the purposes of registration with the University of Essex is accurate.


I accept that the University is not liable for any loss or damage suffered or incurred by me or other parties as a result of delays or in termination of its services or any aspect of its academic provision by reason of natural disaster or unavoidable events that are beyond the reasonable control of the University.