An alternative education for alternative thinkers
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Frontrunner Monét Lewin gives an insight into life as an ISC student at Essex. Check out the ISCessex blog
to find out more about Monét’s experiences and read her advice on how to get the most out of your time here.