As a postgraduate research student in our School, you'll join a welcoming research community which is interdisciplinary at its heart. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside our internationally renowned experts who thrive on exploring, challenging, questioning, and pushing boundaries in their work.
Philosophy LeadPhilosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Essex
Pursuing graduate study in Philosophy offers students the opportunity to develop critical analysis skills and examine fundamental concepts in dialogue with some of the greatest minds of both past and present. Studying philosophy enables a deeper understanding of human nature and the structure of reality, equipping scholars to contribute uniquely to both academia and society's complex challenges. What is good? What is true? What is right? What is real? By helping us to address the most foundational questions in a systematic way, philosophy enables us to achieve a life grounded in reason.
History LeadPhilosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Essex
Art History LeadPhilosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies, Essex
How do artworks, buildings, and other forms of visual culture address the bodies and minds of spectators? This is the core issue that animates all my research and research-led teaching. How, for example, does the rough texture of a painting, the angled walls of a corridor or the expanse of wet sand under our feet in an installation artwork shape our experiences of not just a particular artwork or building but also the world in which we live? Ultimately at stake in such questions is a more nuanced understanding of how forms of visual culture speak to audiences and make them think more critically about the socio-political issues that (re)define the environments that we inhabit.
Contact our Postgraduate Research Director about research study in our school, whether that's finding a supervisor, applying for a course, personal statements, advice on applying for funding, or learning more about our research expertise.