University of Essex

The University of Essex is a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries is not just encouraged, it is expected. The University of Essex is committed to excellence in teaching and excellence in research. It puts student success at the heart of its mission; supporting every student from all backgrounds to achieve outstanding outcomes; and preparing them to thrive in their future lives.

The University of Essex is ranked among the global Top 100 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022, which recognises universities for making a difference in society and working towards a more sustainable future. It is also ranked among the Top 25 Universities in the World for International Outlook (Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2022) and has staff and students from more than 140 countries.

  • Why Our Programmes?
  • Accreditations, Recognition & Memberships
  • A Direct Honours Bachelor’s Degree programme
  • Choice from a wide range of specialised pathways: Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Computer Science, Psychology, and Sports and Exercise Science
  • Complete in 18 months1
  • Open to all Polytechnic and Private Diploma graduates1
  • Double specialisation to give you a headstart in the competitive job market
  • Learn from industry practitioners

Accounting and Finance

Computer Science

Psychology

Sports Science

1 Subject to meeting University’s entry requirements and approval 
2 Collaboration between Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) and SpertSG and Singapore Sport Institute, only applies to part-time students 

Discipline Accreditations, Recognition and Memberships

Accounting and Finance

Computer Science

Psychology

Sports Science

*Collaboration between Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) and SportSG and Singapore Sport Institute, only applies to part-time students 

  

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Testimonials
Chen Lili
Chen Lili
Netball Coach
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)
"Previously, I was a national netball player who represented Singapore in two SEA Games, winning gold and silver; four Asian Netball Championships, winning two golds and one silver; one Netball World Cup and eight Nations Cup events. My love for..." Read More

Chen Lili

Netball Coach

Chen Lili

Netball Coach

Industry: University of Essex Student (2021)
Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)

Previously, I was a national netball player who represented Singapore in two SEA Games, winning gold and silver; four Asian Netball Championships, winning two golds and one silver; one Netball World Cup and eight Nations Cup events.

My love for the sport has turned into my long-term ambition to teach at a local or international school.

In order to achieve this goal, I chose to pursue a Degree in Sports and Exercise Science with the University of Essex to enhance my skills, knowledge and competency as an educator. As a former full-time national netball player with Netball Singapore from 2010 until I retired in 2020, I also wanted to gain a deeper understanding about other sports.

The schedule at the University of Essex is great for the people who work, and the online learning class experience is good as it helps me save time travelling from work to school. The teaching is carried out step-by-step and a summary video is available for us to review after class.

I believe attaining this Degree will provide me with more options for my future career in sports performance.

Muhammad Syafiq Bin Mohammed Faruq
Muhammad Syafiq Bin Mohammed Faruq
Sports Science Research Assistant, Nanyang Technological University
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)
"I decided to study with the University of Essex (UOE) as it is an established school in the UK and the modules are excellent for the working world, as they are geared toward applied learning. Moreover, UOE provides direct honours for its Sports an..." Read More

Muhammad Syafiq Bin Mohammed Faruq

Sports Science Research Assistant, Nanyang Technological University

Muhammad Syafiq Bin Mohammed Faruq

Sports Science Research Assistant, Nanyang Technological University

Industry: University of Essex Student (2021)
Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)

I decided to study with the University of Essex (UOE) as it is an established school in the UK and the modules are excellent for the working world, as they are geared toward applied learning. Moreover, UOE provides direct honours for its Sports and Exercise Science Degree programme.

The reason why I chose Sports Science as a major is because it is my dream to be a Sports Science graduate. I have progressed from attaining a Nitec in Fitness Training to Higher Nitec in Sport Management, and from a Diploma in Sports Science and Management holder to a Bachelor’s Degree student.

Having studied sports, health and fitness for five years, I enjoy this industry thoroughly and love gaining as much knowledge as I can, especially in sports performance.

The online learning class experience is straightforward and allows for flexibility during this pandemic. The Kaplan learning management system is simple and easy to use, as I can extract my notes from it and download or print them for offline use.

The UOE timetable is also easy and straight forward. As classes are in the evening, I can have my athletics training sessions in the morning and go to work in the afternoon.

Ultimately, I would like to pursue sports performance as a career and perhaps progress to postgraduate studies to gain more and specialised knowledge. My goal is to work with athletes and the general population, and to improve their health through better nutrition, sleep and exercise.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & Finance

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Education & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Performance and Coaching (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Information Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time