Cross boundaries. Tell stories. Make histories.
The choices we make, make history
History at Essex is provocative. We overthrow kings and idols, to see through the eyes of ordinary people and give voice to the powerless. We never look away, but force ourselves to examine the extremes of human behaviour. We ask what makes history, what gets left behind – and why.
We explore the histories of civilisations and cultures from across the globe, challenging dominant narratives and equipping you with the skills you need to conduct your own research. Your degree will feed your curiosity, even while it raises new questions. It will find you taking a new perspective back to the wider community. Ultimately, history is the tool you need to interpret the past and understand the world we live in today.
Who are we? How does our world work? History teaches us to think critically to find answers to these profound questions.
If you want to see the world in a different way, then Essex is for you. We encourage you to challenge and argue. We want you to question what you have been told, and we help you develop the means to do it.
More than two-thirds of our research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014).
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