University of Brighton

University of Brighton

War (History and Politics)

This programme integrates the study of history and politics to explore the forms and the legacies of war and violent conflict in the modern world. Students debate the primary causes of war; economic, political, ideological and structural. Students examine case studies including the World Wars of the 20th century, the wars following the break up of Yugoslavia, as well as recent conflicts in the Middle East. Students link up the political structures and forms of government, with the ways in which violence develops and is resolved. They consider the ways that wars are experienced, represented and remembered by individuals and societies. Students undertake guided study visits to relevant museums and archives in the UK, such as the Imperial War Museum and mass observation, and participate in field trips to 1st and 2nd World war battlefields, museums and memorials, as well as the sites of more recent conflicts such as the Balkans. Students are expected to attend the relevant, regular research seminars organised by the Centre for Research In Memory, Narrative and Histories and by the Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Research Seminar programme.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2016. They should be used as a general guide. We operate a flexible admissions policy - this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful. Normally an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Appropriate accredited modules completed as part of other masters degrees (or their recognised equivalent) are taken into consideration in judging which elements, if any, need not be completed. Prior learning will also be accredited as appropriate. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing. You will normally be interviewed so that we can assess your potential to study at masters level. For the Certificate of Seminar Attendance, candidates will normally be admitted with an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Students study core courses on the forms of warfare and the legacies of warfare. Students can also select 2 modules from a range of options, that allows students to focus on a specific area of interest such as Northern Ireland, the Middle East , conflict resolution, genocide, human rights or the 2nd World War. These courses develop the academic skills necessary to engage in a major 20000 word dissertation on the politics and history of warfare guided by an academic tutor with subject expertise.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 14,130 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 7,065 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 2,880 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years

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