The subjects we study at school are tiny pieces of an infinite jigsaw.
Liberal Arts takes a different approach, drawing on multiple disciplines in order to discover new knowledge and reach a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit.
It means taking a philosophical approach to thinking, analysing great works of art and literature, interpreting history and politics and understanding how this affects the world we live in today. Liberal Arts is the art of free thinking.
Interdisciplinary study was a founding principle of Essex. It is built into the very fabric of our campus.
Our famous University squares are designed to encourage knowledge transfer and collaboration. We're sharing new ideas and challenging the status quo from an interdisciplinary perspective - rounding on our expertise in history, literature, politics, law and human rights, sociology, art history and philosophy.
Studying Liberal Arts as a postgraduate means you can approach issues of global importance, such as environmental sustainability, indigenous rights, digital worlds and more, with support and insight from a wide variety of subject areas.
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