|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
On our four-year BA History (including foundation year), we work with you to improve your language skills, to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year (known as Year Zero) to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
At Essex, you will discover both the early modern and modern periods, and explore challenging questions concerning the impact of political, social and cultural change on individuals, social groups, and regions:
You choose whichever topics you are most excited by, picking from a wide range of optional modules, including:
- Family and communal life in Victorian England
- The history of European medicine
- Colonialism and the British Empire
- Urban life in Germany
- Renaissance Italy
Our Department of History has developed a strong research and teaching profile, with most of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).
Political and Social Theory From Plato to the Present Day
An Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom During the Twentieth Century
Major Writers in English Literature
Western Philosophy: Fundamental Questions, Major Thinkers
Society, Culture and Politics in Europe 1500-1750
Becoming a Historian
Introduction to Latin American History: From 16th Century Conquest to 19th Century Modernization (optional)
Introduction to US History (optional)
The Enlightenment (optional)
The Making of the Modern World 1776-1989 (optional)
From Disunity to Unity? An Introduction to the History of Europe in the 20th Century (optional)
Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
Public History Project Module: Bourne Mill, Colchester (From the 16th to the 21st Century) (optional)
Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action (optional)
Gender in Early Modern England (optional)
Terror, Murder and Bloodshed: The Civilization of Renaissance Italy, C. 1400 – C. 1527 (optional)
Understanding Employability: Preparing for Your Future (optional)
The African American Experience (optional)
Revolutionary Encounters: China and the World, 1780-1930 (optional)
Sex, Class and War at the Movies: Britain, 1930-2000 (optional)
The Common People: British Social History 1830-1950 (optional)
Independent Research Project
From Stalin to Putin (optional)
Fictions of Empire (optional)
Women, Gender and Sexuality in US History (optional)
Lessons From the First Information Technology Revolution (1300-1600) (optional)
Witches, Witchcraft and Witch-Hunts in Early Modern Europe and New England (Special Subject) (optional)
The Third Reich (Special Subject) (optional)
You therefore graduate prepared for a wide range of careers. Our graduates are currently employed in teaching, librarianship, museum and archive services, the Civil Service, local government, law enforcement, charity administration, banking, law, industrial and retail management, media research, electronic publishing, marketing, IT, health service administration, counselling, social work, and many other fields.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations including:
Royal College of Physicians Library
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.