1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

The MA in War and Society is a unique degree that explores the most spectacular of historic events.

Key Features

War has been a catalyst for violent change throughout human history.  It inflicts terrible suffering and degradation and yet evokes great bravery. 

What is War? A simple, meaningful definition is not easily achieved.  Simple explanations are insufficient.  War needs to be analysed in political, social, cultural, technological, historical, military and media contexts.

War and Society is a collaborative, interdisciplinary MA Degree programme that utilises the range of research expertise in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following three compulsory modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUAM01Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Research Folder (War and Society)
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1, progress to take the Part-2 Dissertation module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUAM02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)60Dissertation (War and Society)

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : All three modules are compulsory. Students select 1 or 2 modules in Year 1, and take the remaining 1 or 2 modules in Year 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUAM01Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Research Folder (War and Society)
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : All three modules are compulsory. Students select 1 or 2 modules in Year 1, and take the remaining 1 or 2 modules in Year 2. Please select whichever module(s) you did not take at Year 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUAM01Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Research Folder (War and Society)
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
AND
Optional modules 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select sufficient modules to add up to 60 credits over all. You may not exceed more than 40 credits in any one teaching block, you may not repeat a module already taken during Year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
PO-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to International Relations
PO-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics.
PO-M40Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20International Security in the Asia Pacific
PO-M46Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics in Contemporary Britain
PO-M53Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Space
PO-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The State of Africa
PO-M60Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
PO-M63Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Rights-based Approaches to Development
PO-M64Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violence, Conflict and Development
PO-M67Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Policy Making Process
PO-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postcolonialism, Orientalism, Eurocentrism
PO-M84Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender and the Social Sciences
PO-M90Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyber Governance
PO-M91Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Foundations of International Political Economy

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who have successfully completed Part-1, progress to take the Part-2 module listed below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUAM02Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)60Dissertation (War and Society)

Description

The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.

Students study three compulsory modules and three optional modules. The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing.

Part-time study is available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £6,800 £15,100
MA Part-time £2,250 £5,050

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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