Global leaders in arts and humanities
Our Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a unique, research-led student experience across a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.
Our schools and departments cover a huge range of disciplines and we are dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary approaches, so our students see how subjects interconnect. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of student experience and are committed to helping our students develop the skills they need for the future. Our schools and departments also consistently achieve excellent results for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
We seek to build on our excellent reputation for the quality of student experience while helping our students develop the skills they need for their future careers. We include the development of relevant employability skills in degree programmes and are keen to help students gain work experience in their area of interest through internships, voluntary activity, group projects and increased links with regional business and creative industries.
Our graduates go on to a huge range of roles including teaching, the media, journalism, tourism, publishing, local government, voluntary agencies and research. We have seen our graduates go on to jobs at leading cultural institutions and organisations including the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and The National Trust.
Our academics are leading major research projects ranging from the art of Latin America through to the English Civil War and the issues surrounding mental capacity. Our Faculty's outstanding reputation for research was confirmed by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, with Essex ranked in the top 20 for research excellence in art history, law and philosophy (Grade Point Average, REF2021).
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