Come and study History in Britain’s oldest recorded town. We are a friendly and supportive department which
will provide you with a structured introduction to doing History, as well as opportunities to study a wide range of
historical periods and places.
From slavery, Stalin’s Russia, and Mao’s China, to the position of women in early-modern
England, we view history through the eyes of ordinary people, as well as those of kings, queens and politicians. We help
you to understand the events and ideas that fired people in the past, and which are still burning issues in our own day.
In becoming historians with us you will be supported by leading experts, and have the chance to apply historical skills gained
to do your own research, and take History into the community. With us you can feed your passion for History but
also develop the confidence in your powers of analysis,
presentation, self-awareness, and digital expertise,
that you will need in your future careers and lives.
Why history at Essex?
From the global to the local, undergraduate study in history at Essex
lets you plot your own intellectual journey through the past while honing the research and critical
thinking skills prized by today’s employers.
We are a leading centre for history postgraduate study at both Masters and PhD level. Become part of our active research
community and benefit from the expert teaching and supervision of our academic staff.
Our commitment to groundbreaking historical investigation is reflected in more than two-thirds of our research being
rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014).