Come and study History in Britain’s oldest recorded town. We are a friendly and supportive department which will provide you with a structured introduction to doing History, as well as opportunities to study a wide range of historical periods and places. From slavery, Stalin’s Russia, and Mao’s China, to the position of women in early-modern England, we view history through the eyes of ordinary people, as well as those of kings, queens and politicians. We help you to understand the events and ideas that fired people in the past, and which are still burning issues in our own day.
In becoming historians with us you will be supported by leading experts, and have the chance to apply historical skills gained to do your own research, and take History into the community. With us you can feed your passion for History but also develop the confidence in your powers of analysis, presentation, self-awareness, and digital expertise, that you will need in your future careers and lives.
Why history at Essex?
• 98% student satisfaction - top 10 in the UK in National Student Survey 2015
• Learn from leading historians with expertise stretching around the globe
• Flexible degrees with a range of history modules covering from 1450 to the present
• Courses incorporating vital careers skills from the outset