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Welcome

Undergraduate study

History graduates

Undergraduate study in history at Essex allows you to benefit from our leading expertise in the period of 1450 to the present while developing valuable skills in research, communication and critical thinking.

Our research was rated second in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) reflecting our innovative approach to the study of history from 1450 to the present that combines local and global perspectives.

We achieve excellent scores for student satisfaction by putting an emphasis on small-group teaching and by providing an inclusive departmental community that puts our students' development at the heart of everything we do.

Our strengths

  • 97% student satisfaction
  • Second in the UK for research
  • Flexible degree programmes with a wide choice of modules
  • Learn from leading historians with expertise across time periods
  • Study abroad as part of your course

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Watch a taster lecture, hear our students’ opinions of their study experience and see our staff talking about their latest research. Our videos will show you the passion and enthusiasm that we offer.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate student from the Department of History

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 research

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Our commitment to groundbreaking historical investigation is reflected in our research being ranked second in the UK, with 70% of our work rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest RAE, 2008).