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

– All courses in 2021 are offered online.

– 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 esumsda@essex.ac.uk

Essex PG 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 working days.

General Information

Please provide your full name as stated on your passport. This is very important as the information given will be recorded on your 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

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. 

Sessions: Session 1 – Monday 12 to Friday 23 July 2021, Session 2 – Monday 26 July to Friday 6 August 2021, Session 3 – Monday 9 August to Friday 20 August 2021


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

– Note that course 2Q is a full day course 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

Online Study