Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You develop your knowledge of both history and literature, and investigate the ways in which the two disciplines can be integrated. You take the modules Introduction to Literature and The Enlightenment alongside your history modules in your first year, and continue to combine history and literature modules in your second and third years. There is a range of exciting options to choose from in both departments, and you can decide the focus of your final-year dissertation. Your third year spent abroad gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable. Essex is a world leader in arts and humanities according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).