Our partner institutions

We have partnerships with institutions in the UK and internationally. We offer several arrangement types and our current partnerships include validation, joint awards, dual degrees and franchise arrangements.

UK academic partnerships

Institution Description Type of arrangement
University Centre Colchester,
Colchester Institute
A mixed-economy college offering further and higher education. Validation arrangement.
Foundation, Honours and Masters programmes.
Edge Hotel School Ltd A provider of hotel management courses within a fully operational hotel. Validation arrangement.
Foundation and Honours programmes.
Kaplan Open Learning Delivers online part-time degree courses under the title and brand of University of Essex Online. Validation arrangement.
Foundation, Honours and Masters programmes.
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education A mixed-economy college offering further and higher education. Validation arrangement.
Foundation and Honours programmes.
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust A mental health trust offering postgraduate training. Validation arrangement.
Masters and Doctoral programmes.
University of Suffolk A joint venture between University of Essex and University of East Anglia, with graduating students receiving a joint award from both Universities. The partnership covers students who commenced their studies prior to 2016-17 at the Ipswich Hub, Great Yarmouth College, Lowestoft College, Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College. Jointly validated - Foundation, Honours, Masters And Doctoral* programmes.

*All research degrees are awarded by either University of Essex or University of East Anglia.
Writtle University College A higher education institution for the land-based sector. The partnership covers students who commenced their studies up to and including 2016-17. Validation arrangement.
Foundation, Honours, Masters and Doctoral programmes.

International academic partnerships

Institution Type of arrangement
Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Japan Dual Degree.
Department of Government.
Kaplan Singapore, Singapore Franchise arrangement.
Honours programmes.
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Validation arrangement.
Two Honours (level 6) programmes.
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Perm, Russia Double Degree.
MSc Business Strategies in a Global Environment.
Essex Business School.
Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France Double Degree.
LLB English and French Laws (with Maitrise Master 1).
School of Law.
Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France Double Degree.
LLB English and French Laws (with Maitrise Master 1).
School of Law.
Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole, France Double Degree.
LLB English and French Laws (with Maitrise Master 1).
School of Law.
University of Konstanz, Germany Dual Degree.
Department of Economics.
Department of Government.

Link agreements

Our University has in place a number of link agreements which support the admission of students to study with us through progression arrangements. These arrangements specify the study that a student needs to have successfully completed and passed at their home institution prior to being admitted to a course with us. All applications are judged on an individual basis and must meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the course.

To check which institutions we currently have link agreements with please contact Sally Day in our Partnerships team.

If you are a member of Essex staff, you can access a list of current link agreements below: