Uncovering our past, shaping our future
The world is transforming at a rapid pace, and the demand for skills gained from studying history only grows. With a history degree from Essex, you can bring an understanding of the past to shape the present and the future.
When you choose to study history at Essex, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a diverse array of subjects. Whether you are interested in the fascinating histories of multicultural societies in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, the growth of democracy, transatlantic slavery, or the legacies of colonialism, (among many others subjects), our degrees allow you to develop skills and expertise that you can apply to the world today. This will not only help you with your career, providing you with opportunities in a huge variety of different occupations and businesses, but also give you a platform to advocate for change in society.
From the moment you join us, you will become a researcher, and part of a close-knit and supportive community that refuses intellectual straitjackets. Our rigorous curriculum is taught by expert academics and continuously shaped by the leading research our staff are actively involved in.
Are you ready? Then learn more about our undergraduate, masters and research degrees, or browse our courses. If you're looking for career inspiration, check out our handy careers guide and read our inspiring alumni stories.