As a postgraduate research student at Essex, you will be part of an active research community in which graduate students and academic staff work together in a friendly, creative and intellectually challenging environment.
Our research degree students regularly get involved in exhibition and research projects, as well as in the public programmes of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) and Art Exchange gallery, both based at our Colchester Campus. Dialogue with other scholars and curators is further facilitated by our proximity to London, less than an hour away by train.
Our department is internationally recognised for our expertise in areas such as curating, critical theory, phenomenology, medical humanities and classical German philosophy. We are ranked 6th among art history departments in the UK for research excellence and 9th in the UK for the quality of our philosophy research (REF 2014).