What will you learn in your undergraduate degree?
You will learn to ask uncomfortable questions and interrogate accepted answers. Can ancient Greek and Christian thought help us respond to the threat of meaninglessness? Can Nietzsche, Sartre or Marx help us overcome modern alienation? Should we think of the self in terms of a narrative or is the self a fiction? Is it ethically permissible to cognitively enhance human beings? Can we have knowledge of the external world? What are the epistemic virtues that will help us resist a post-truth world? Our undergraduate philosophy modules provide you with the tools to understand and change the world as you find it.
Callum Marshall, who graduated in 2020 with a BA in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics explains why choosing to study Philosophy at Essex was the best choice he has made in life so far.
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We run single and joint honours degrees in art history and curating, driven by our world-class research and our curatorial experience. You will be taught with an expansive and innovative approach to the history of art, taking in everything from the Renaissance through Surrealism to contemporary art, from depictions of witches to tattoo history, from medical portraiture to activist art.
An Essex art history degree will give you a great foundation to take on any industry, whether that's following traditional routes into galleries and museums, into unexpected routes like business, law and government, or into creative industries such as television, media and the ever-evolving digital world.
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Interdisciplinary Studies Centre
Do you see yourself becoming a global change-maker? Do you enjoy exploring European culture or the complexities of Latin America? Do you have an opinion on our current global social climate? As an Interdisciplinary Studies Centre student, you can combine academic disciplines within flexible, bespoke, self-directed degree schemes. With a spine of core provision, you have the freedom to build the degree that’s right for you. We offer undergraduate degrees in global studies, American (US) studies, European studies, Latin American studies, liberal arts, and an exciting brand new degree for 2020, BA Social Change.
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