|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 Literature and Art 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.
At Essex, your modules explore a wide variety of media, including architecture, urbanism, photography and video, as well as painting, drawing, printmaking, performance art and sculpture. This understanding of visual history allows you to complement and enhance your exploration of different textual sources, from the earliest modern works to the literature and theory of the present day, in a variety of contexts.
One of the major reasons for choosing Essex is the quality of the education you will receive. We are ranked 6th among art history departments in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and you will be taught by our expert staff in your very first year, a rarity in UK art history courses.
We are ranked Top 20 in the UK for literature (Guardian University Guide 2015).
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
Art and Ideas: I(A)
Literature: Origins and Transformations
Art and Ideas: I(B)
Art, Sex and Death (optional)
Culture, Work and Society
Space, Place and Locality (optional)
Art Revolutions (optional)
Art and Ideas II: More Art, More Ideas – Critique and Historiography in the History of Art
Early Modern Literature
Versions of Modernity (optional)
United States Literature Since 1850 (optional)
Approaches to Text (optional)
After Impressionism: European Art From Van Gogh to Klimt (optional)
Becoming Modern: European Art From Futurism to Surrealism (optional)
Art and Power (optional)
Contemporary Art: 1980 to the Present (optional)
The Victorians: Writers and Society (optional)
Independent Literature Project (optional)
The number of careers that lead from courses in literature is almost as large as the number of graduates, but two particular areas in which our graduates have had recent success are publishing and the theatre. One of our former students is now in charge of editorial at a large publishing house, and another has just taken over running one of the country’s major theatres.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of desirable roles including:
The Civil Service
Journalism and broadcasting
Museum and library work
Commerce and finance
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.