Cross boundaries. Tell stories. Make histories.
You love to raise questions and challenge what you’ve been told.
You want to rediscover forgotten stories and see through the eyes of ordinary people. You're looking for practical experience as a part of your studies. You have a curious mind and would love to delve into a range of topics and periods. You want to engage in research and broaden your historical knowledge. Ultimately, you’re looking for the tools to interpret the past and understand the world we live in today.
At Essex, you’ll study a wealth of modules to explore the histories of civilisations and cultures from across the globe, find your critical voice and acquire the skills you need to conduct your own research.
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.
Our academic staff have a huge variety of research interests, ranging from social and cultural history to politics and international relations.
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