Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You examine human rights in an historical context. Explore how ideas of human rights have developed historically and choose optional modules related to the field of human rights. You have the opportunity to research and write a dissertation in history and human rights. This course allows you to experience both disciplines, and to graduate with a strong competence in history and the study of human rights. Essex is a world leader in arts and humanities according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).