Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You obtain a thorough grounding in the fields of modern history and international relations, and are encouraged to explore how these disciplines influence one another. You take introductory modules in international relations and politics alongside history modules in your first year, and continue to combine modules in modern history and international relations in your second and third years. There is a range of exciting options to choose from in both departments and you choose to write your final-year dissertation in either politics or history. Essex is a world leader in arts and humanities according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).