University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

History of War, Culture and Society

This unique programme brings to the fore an issue which lies at the heart of historical study; the history of war is a history of ourselves; an opportunity to explore culture, politics and society in changing periods and contexts; this course covers key historical episodes and case studies, examining the impact of war on shaping nationhood, identity, class, gender and citizenship in European societies; it offers motivated and able students the opportunity to work with historians in their key area of expertise.

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree or equivalent in History or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience in a relevant field, such as education or heritage.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Alongside your core study, you will have freedom to specialise as you receive full research management and training, as you work towards a dissertation on any war and society related theme.

The course units currently offered are:

Introduction to War and Society, 1500-1945,
Humanities Research Skills,
War, Culture and Leisure, c. 1850-1960s,
Dissertation / Major Project,
EITHER Conflicts in Context
OR Independent Project: Humanities.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

You will experience a blend of seminar-based teaching and tutorial project support, based on meeting a tutor individually or in groups of two or three. Seminars will take place one evening a week, generally in two, two-hour sessions. Tutorials are arranged by mutual convenience and support can also be given by email. You will be given comprehensive materials for the seminars, including prepared readings necessary for participation in discussions.

As with any course of study, the MA History of War, Culture and Society will require a significant commitment of time outside formal teaching hours, for reading, preparation and assessment.

Like all Master's degrees, especially if taken full time, the MA is a demanding course, but you will have plenty of support and guidance, given by telephone and email, to help you meet your goals.

How are you assessed?

You will also be expected to produce two or three significant pieces of work for each of the three taught seminar units, along with two project reports and your final dissertation, which itself will be in the region of 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299