We offer degrees in
philosophy, art history and curating.
You can study these areas separately and combined with each other and a wide variety subjects
including politics, sociology, law, history, languages and literature.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary
Studies in the Humanities is also based in our School and offers degrees in
American (US) Studies,
Latin American Studies,
Global Studies and
We have an excellent record for student satisfaction and
strong research expertise in phenomenology, critical theory,
medical humanities and classical German philosophy, as well as
renaissance studies, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art,
modern and contemporary art, curatorial studies and art from
Our interdisciplinary degrees span a range of subject areas
such as politics, literature, history and sociology. This enables
students to tackle contemporary problems from a range of persepctives and
to think beyond artificial intellectual barriers.
Why study with us?
Essex Autonomy Project
The Essex Autonomy Project aims to clarify the idea of self-determination as a guide for policy makers and frontline professionals dealing with the complexities of vulnerable
individuals and their capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
Ethics of Powerlessness
The Ethics of Powerlessness project aims to clarify ethical challenges of experiences of powerlessness, especially in palliative and end-of-life care situations,
and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).