University of Chester

University of Chester

Military History

This programme seeks to explain why wars occur, to highlight how warfare has changed through the ages, and to show how the military interacts with wider human society; these issues are principally addressed through the study of British military history, both within the European context and the wider world.

Entry requirements

Good 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent. Credit exemption may be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning undertaken or completed within the previous 5 years. Admission to the Master of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes is by written application and interview.

Course modules

Core modules: The history and theory of western warfare; research skills and methodology in military history; optional modules include: Defending the realm (fortifications in the landscape); war and chivalry in the later middle ages; the British wars, 1637-1651; aspects of post 1945 conflict; the American civil war, 1861-1865; the Vietnam war; from the fall of Saigon to the fall of the twin towers (American military activity in the era of the Vietnam syndrome); the Crusades (experiments in holy warfare); presenting warfare (military museums in the UK); war and memory: commemorating the world wars in Western Europe.

Assessment methods

Written coursework comprised of essays, reports, reviews and oral presentations; Master's students must submit a 16000-18000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
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01244 511000