251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
=39 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Literature and Sociology (Including Placement Year) - University of Essex

Vibrant. Experimental. Supportive. Literature at Essex has a great tradition of nurturing writers and thinkers. From past giants such as Robert Lowell, Ted Berrigan and Ben Okri who have shaped literature as we know it, to prize-winning contemporary writers such as Professors Derek Walcott and Marina Warner, Essex has always attracted people who are at the heart of defining and redefining literature. So come and study with us and find your voice. You explore topics from literature and sociology. In your first year, you take a core literature option and a core sociology option which gives you a good grounding in key theories in both subjects. You can then choose optional modules from across both departments and, in your first year, from outside both departments, where appropriate. Your third year spent abroad gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable.