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Welcome

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper.

Want to discover what art is trying to say? We are internationally recognised for our teaching and research across art history, from renaissance studies and 18th-19th century art to contemporary art, curating and art from Latin America. Our courses allow you to study your passion in a stimulating and friendly environment while developing key professional skills for a wide range of exciting careers.

Why Art History at Essex?

Masters funding

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Want to study for a Masters in 2014-15 but worried about the cost? Our Postgraduate Support Scheme makes it much more affordable. Mentor undergraduate students or do a paid work placement. The scheme is worth up to £5,000.

Staff blog

Read our staff blog to find out more about our Art history lecturers’ teaching, research and publications, the exhibitions they visit as well as the conferences and other events they’re involved in.

Sophie's blog

Sophie Dickey

Sophie is an undergraduate student. She loves going to galleries and museums, playing video games and practising karate. Her blog features a wide variety of art from the 15th Century to the present day.