We offer a popular MA History course, which can be taken with your choice of four different pathways. Our course is modular and gives you a wide choice of optional modules.
With all of our pathways you will complete taught modules and also conduct independent research which culminates in a 20,000 word dissertation. You can choose to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
You can also take our course as a Postgraduate (PG) Certificate. If you choose this route, you will undertake the same taught modules but will not complete a dissertation. The same choice of pathways is available. The PG Certificate takes 9 months of full-time study or 21 months on a part-time basis.
In the Department of History our enthusiasm for our subject is infectious. Our academics are actively engaged in historical endeavours which make an impact beyond academia. As poets, playwrights, documentary filmmakers, policy advisers, museum consultants and media pundits, we can ensure what we teach reflects the world we live in.
“The department offered a range of interesting postgraduate courses and the staff were very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the application process, which gave me confidence in my decision. I have really liked the small class sizes which allow you to get to know your peers easily; this has enabled some excellent discussion to take place. Studying at Essex has made me more confident and has helped refine some of the skills that I learnt at undergraduate level. The atmosphere at our Colchester Campus is fantastic and I have lots of fond memories of studying here.”