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Are you planning your strategy for a career after the military? Worried that your CV isn’t as polished as it could be? A qualification from University of Essex Online will help you prepare for a successful career in civvy street and get ready to climb the ranks of any company.

Why study online?
All of our courses are 100% online, part-time and have been designed specifically for people who want to study while working. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, each one created by industry-leading professionals and subject experts. They will equip you with vital transferable skills for many areas of business while boosting your employability and salary expectations.

Fees and financial support
Worried about funding? There’s no need; we’re an approved provider for the MoD Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC). This financial assistance for current and former members of the armed forces is available before you start your resettlement period, so there’s nothing stopping you asking for it right now! You may even be eligible for a government-backed student loan.

We have courses to suit many levels and industries. Our full list of undergraduate courses can be found on our site and includes:
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing
  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
And our ever-expanding range of postgraduate qualifications includes:
  • MBA
  • MSc Business and Management
  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology
  • MSc Infection Control
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • LLM International Trade and Commercial Law
Online learning platform
Every course is delivered via a state-of-the-art virtual learning platform which enables both students and tutors to take part in real-time discussions, view recorded lectures and take part in live sessions. Our modules are assessed solely on assignments, so there are no stressful exams to revise for.

Student support
Our students have access to all the academic support you would expect to receive on campus and everyone is assigned a personal Student Adviser who acts as a mentor and guide. Our dedicated student support was recognised as one of the best in the industry in 2015 when we received an overall student satisfaction rating of 95% in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Balancing studies and military life
We’re proud to support our military students, and have already helped a number of armed forces members gain valuable qualifications. Not sure how you’d juggle study and life in the military? Read our fascinating interview with Katie Mitchell, a student and Sergeant in the Royal Signals: ‘The logistics of studying while working in the military’.

Eligibility to study with us
Here at University of Essex Online, we recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of your ability. That’s why we also take into account work-based experience when accessing a student’s eligibility for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated Admissions team who will determine which course best suits your existing experience.

In summary
No matter what career you plan to enter in the future, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree is shown to improve your career prospects and build on your key skills. Online degrees are well-respected and established, with employers around the world increasingly recognising the dedication required to study while working.

What are your next steps? If you’re serious about online learning, get in touch with your Education Officer to discuss the funding you’re entitled to and download our prospectus too.
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