University of Reading

University of Reading

Military History and Strategic Studies

This course marries the approaches of several distinct yet overlapping disciplines to the same theme: war, in all its dimensions, from the actual historical events to their impacts on all affected (from soldiers to civilians), to the conduct of war, the strategies, the contemporary sources and the later reception and even myths they gave rise to.

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.1 degree or above (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Course modules

Themes and issues in military history and strategic studies; dissertation. Selective optional modules: any combination to a total of 60 credits from those available any year but which may include: the origins and causes of war; the crusades; the hundred years war; early modern warfare ; the 2 world wars: strategies of total war; cold war culture; the practice of strategy in history; strategic theory; war, memory and the politics of national identity; skills and resources in military history and strategic studies.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 6,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MA Mixed mode - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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