An interdisciplinary degree gives you the flexibility to build a course that matches your career goals. We give you the skills and experience
that employers want and our graduates have entered a wide variety of fields.
We bring together academics from across the University. Our courses are interdisciplinary, allowing you to study a variety of subjects
by choosing from modules
in literature, history, philosophy, the history of art, sociology and politics. Our focus stretches across
the world, with courses in American (US) studies, European studies,
Latin American studies and liberal arts. This gives you
a unique opportunity to look at issues and subjects in new and exciting ways.
We believe that the best way for you to learn about a culture is to immerse yourself in it. This is why most of
our courses include a period of study in a different country. Here you will gain new insights into a culture, hone
your language skills and develop personally. All of our courses are flexible and give you the control to select
the subjects you are interested in.
Why we are special
- Interdisciplinary approach, enabling you to study a variety of subjects
- Opportunities to study abroad for a term or a year
- Range of language options
- Flexible degree structures - build a course that matches your interests
- Collaborative departments
- Be part of our Centre's community while studying with academics from across the University
Study with us
With our courses you can study modules offered by various University departments, while being a member of our Centre’s
community and receiving support from our staff and your fellow students.
Life at Essex
Our virtual gallery gives you an idea of what life is like at the University of Essex.
It's not always easy to travel to every university that you want to know about, so
our short videos help you learn more about studying here at Essex.
You will learn from leading academics from several different University departments, who undertake a wide variety of
research projects. Research is at the heart of what we do at Essex.