Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You examine historical development through the medium of film, studying documentary and newsreel footage alongside representations of historical events in fiction film as evidential source materials. By combining your study of history with film, you learn how history – its documentation and study – has changed since the advent of the moving picture. This course allows you to experience both disciplines, and graduate with a strong competence in history and film studies. Essex is a world leader in arts and humanities according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).