This distinctive full-time MA programme provides you with an opportunity to study the history and historiography of warfare from a multi-disciplinary and multi-period perspective.
A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other professional qualifications comparable to degree standard would also be considered, e.g., an honours degree or higher degree in a subject other than History, or professional qualifications of degree standard such as law, accountancy, management, or published work in a relevant field. Every submission is considered on its own merits.
We accept a range of qualifications
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Previous special subject modules have included:
The English Civil War and Local Society
The Sharpe End: The British Army and the Defeat of Napoleon
The British Army on the Western Front
Britain and the Home Front in the Second World War
Bearers of the cross: violence and devotion in the crusading world
Building nations in the “bloodlands”. A history of conflict, occupation, and independence in east central Europe ca. 1880 – 1953
The British army on the western front 1914-18
Facing the Fuhrer and the Duce: British foreign and defence policies 1935-1940
The Nazis at War
Previous advanced options have included:
Everyday Life and Survival under Nazi and Soviet occupation, 1939 – 1953
Britain´s Wars of Colonisation and Decolonisation, 1815 – 1960
The Costs of War
Conflict in the Modern Middle East
The United States and World War 2
Everyday Life and Survival Under Nazi and Soviet Occupation, 1939-1953
Britain’s Wars of Colonisation and Decolonisation, 1815-1960
Modules available on the MA British World War Studies include:
Brass Hats and Frock Coats: British Strategy in the Great War
Operational Development in the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Training, Tactics and Technology in the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Bullets and Billets: The British Experience of the First World War
Each module is assessed by 4,000-word essay and you will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation (60 credits).
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. The University also offers a wide range of activities and services to give our students the edge in the job market, including: career planning designed to meet the needs of postgraduates; opportunities to meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs, employer presentations and skills workshops; individual guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique; and access to comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.
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