The 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). Our staff are amongst world leaders in their fields and we have strong links with the Essex Record Office, which is one of the best county record offices in the UK.
The teaching and research concentrates on the period from 1500 to the present and covers a wide geographical area that includes British and European history, as well as Latin America, the USA, China, Russia and Africa.
If you are studying within our Department of History, you will have access to our extensive facilities to aid your learning and research. In particular, our Albert Sloman Library has excellent collections in British and European modern history, and its holdings in the areas of Latin America, Russia and the US are of national importance. Its Special Collection has a number of collections of interest to historical research, including the libraries of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History and of the Royal Historical Society.
The History Data Service is based in the UK Data Archive at Essex. This national service provider for the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of digital resources for historians is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century economic and social history.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Essex is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Essex offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
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They offer supervision for our PhD History in a range of topics with a focus on: class, race and gender formation; nationalism; wars and revolutions; international relations and oil diplomacy; the history of medicine; the history of crime; popular culture and consumption; slave societies; the history of ideas and print culture; the history of the Roma and Sinti in Europe; and historical censuses and surveys. They also have particular expertise in the following geographical areas: Britain (including local and regional history), Europe, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Southern Africa and Britain’s Asian Empire. We take pride in providing excellent research training and careful supervision in a friendly atmosphere, with good staff-student relationships.
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For research study within our Department of History, we normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential.
If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
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