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.
History is about people and created by people. At Essex, we’re interested in history from the grass roots –
how everyday people make and are affected by history – as well as from the top down.
From African-American slavery to Stalin’s Russia, we view history through the eyes of ordinary people,
giving them the voice they so often lacked at the time. At Essex we engage with social conscience, rebellion,
riot and revolution - join us and find your historical voice.
Why history at Essex?
- Second in the UK for research
- 93% student satisfaction
- Flexible degrees with a wide range of history modules covering from 1450 to the present
- Learn from leading historians with expertise stretching around the globe
- 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.
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 our research being ranked second in the UK, with
70% of our work rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest RAE, 2008).