Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You develop expertise in the fields of history and sociology, and are encouraged to explore the ways in which the two disciplines influence and inform one another. You take our module Sociology and the Modern World alongside your history modules in your first year, and continue to combine modules in history and sociology in your second and third years. There is a range of exciting options to choose from in both departments and you choose 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).