Our courses are interdisciplinary and have a global focus. You study across our University's subject areas, including politics, sociology, history, philosophy, literature, art history, and languages, according to your interests.

This enables you to develop a unique and wide ranging perspective on your studies, which you can enhance with a period of study-abroad. Here you gain new insights into different cultures and have the chance to hone your language skills.

Our strengths

  • £200 book bursary available for October 2016 entry
  • Top in the UK for student satisfaction - ranked 1st for American Studies in the National Student Survey 2016
  • Study abroad for a term or a year with options across Europe, the United States, Canada, China and Latin America
  • Courses allow you to study a wide range of subjects according to your interests from across the social sciences and humanities
  • A wide variety of language options
  • Our staff are drawn from across our University departments and have an extraordinary range of teaching and research expertise

Study with us

Study with us

With our courses you can study modules offered by various University departments, while being a member of our Centre’s community and receiving support from our staff and your fellow students.

New module

Study with us

Navigating the Digital World (CS220) (.pdf) is a brand new module starting in October 2016. This module provides an interdisciplinary, critical and practical engagement with the increasingly digital world we live in.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.