We want you to challenge us and continue the debate outside your class, whether that's in the common room, the café or the bar.
You'll learn to always ask, and answer, the "how do you know?" question, moving from opinions to evidence and explore the behaviour of all key political players - states, presidents, cabinets, parties and citizens, and the big ideas that underlie behaviour across the world.
Your lecturers are some of the biggest names in the field. They're using research to answer important questions, such as how governments and citizens can be persuaded to tackle climate change, and the consequences of the end of the world.
We've taught some of the best minds in the country and you'll be part of this Essex tradition of producing the brightest political minds in the UK.
"Going to Essex was life changing. My career since leaving Essex has all been a result of the experiences and skills I had whilst at university."
You learn skills that make you highly employable: