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BAHistory and Sociology

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

On our BA History and Sociology, you are encouraged to explore the ways in which the two disciplines influence and inform one another.

As a student of history, you 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.

As a sociologist, you investigate what connects people with each other, as well as what divides them. We consider every aspect of our daily lives, from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others. You study topics ranging from digital media and society, to psychiatry and mental illness, to Japanese culture, to the art, film and personal testimony of war.

You have the opportunity to choose modules from a wide range of specialisms, including:

- Colonialism and the British Empire
- Urban life in Germany
- Social divisions, inequality, the nature of work and commercial culture
- Culture, identity and subjectivity
- Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights

Our Department of History has developed a strong research and teaching profile, with the majority of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). We also have strong links with the Essex Record Office, which is one of the best county record offices in the UK.

Our Department of Sociology is Top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and the majority of its research is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Programme structure

Year 1

The Sociological Imagination
Researching Social Life I
Becoming a Historian
Society, Culture and Politics in Europe 1500-1750 (optional)
Themes in Global History (optional)

Year 2

Continuity and Controversy in Sociology: Sociological Analysis II
Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
History Works: Beyond Your BA
Researching Social Life II (optional)
Medicine and Society in Britain and France 1700-1860 (optional)
Reconstructing Family, Residence, Work and Communal Life in Victorian England (optional)

Final year

Current Disputes in Sociology: Sociological Analysis III
Independent Research Project (optional)
Witch-Trials in Early Modern Europe and New England (optional)
The Tudors and Stuarts on Film (optional)
Psychiatry and Mental Illness (optional)
Dangerous Places: Travellers, Anthropologists and Intercultural Meetings (optional)

Career opportunities

Some of our graduates go into subject-related fields such as teaching, museum curation and archiving, while others have gone on to do very different things, including journalism, law, politics and civil service.

A history degree prepares you for a wide range of careers. Some of our recent graduates have found employment as:

A chartered accountant
A policy analyst
An operations manager
A planning officer

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States