Preparation Programmes

A series of FREE short courses to help you prepare for life as a student.

This course is for postgraduate masters applicants about to begin studying at Essex. It is a short course on academic integrity to prepare you for postgraduate study at university and will take approximately 2 hours of learning. It outlines values and practices which underpin the academic life at Essex.

This course is for undergraduate applicants about to begin studying at Essex. It is a short six-week course to prepare you for undergraduate study at university and will take approximately 12 hours of learning. This can be spread over 6 weeks or completed at your own pace.


Supported by the Uni Connect partnership Make Happen, academic staff at the University of Essex have created this short six-module course for students in years 10/11 to help develop some important study skills to support your current studies as well as your transition from school after year 11. We're also pleased to offer a similar course for older students in years 12/13 online here.

Welcome to the University Preparation Programme, an online short course made up of six modules for students in years 12/13. Exploring a range of both study skills and higher education modules, the programme is designed to support you in your current learning, as well as helping you to make a successful application and transition to university. This course is for those considering undergraduate study at university as the next stage of their learning. We're also pleased to offer a similar course for younger students in years 10/11 online here.