Celebrating 50 years
Our first 50 years have been shaped by life-changing experiences, internationally-recognised research discoveries and, at times, riotous challenges.
Find out how we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary and how you can join the celebrations.
We offer degrees in both
philosophy and art history at
undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including opportunities
to explore interdisciplinary themes across the two areas, and
to study them in combination with other subjects.
Our School has an excellent record for student satisfaction and
strong research expertise in phenomenology, critical theory and
classical German philosophy, as well as renaissance studies,
eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, modern and contemporary
art, curatorial studies and art from Latin America.
Why study with us?
- Top ten for philosophy research depeartments in the UK and a leading centre for continental philosophy
- Top ten for art history research departments in the UK
- Internship and work placement opportunities while you study
- Study abroad as part of your course
Art history at Essex is internationally recognised for its teaching and research across a range of fields from the renaissance to modern and contemporary art, with particular specialisms in curating and art from Latin America.
Philosophy at Essex is ranked among the top ten philosophy research departments in the UK and is a leading centre for teaching in continental philosophy, with strong expertise in phenomenology, critical theory and classical German philosophy.
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.