The History Department at the University of Essex offers
research-led teaching in a friendly atmosphere, with top 10 student
satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Our degrees cover the
histories of people and cultures spanning the globe. We view history
through the eyes of ordinary people, helping you to understand the
events and ideas that inspired and challenged people in the past and
shaped the world we live in today. We train you to apply historical
skills to do your own research, and take History into the community.
With us you can feed your passion for History and develop your powers
of analysis, presentation, communication, and self-awareness.
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).