University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Second World War Studies: Conflict, Societies, Holocaust

This programme enables students to study the subject in detail, to update their knowledge, and to become familiar with the use of personal accounts, including interviews and testimonies. Students study in depth some of the key issues in the military, political, and social history of the Second World War, such as strategy, diplomacy and politics of Axis and Allied forces, the war in the air, the victory campaign in the West, and the war in the East, including life under German occupation, the fate of societies under the conditions of total war, and last but not least, the Holocaust.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in a relevant degree is desirable, but applicants with other qualifications and non-graduates will be considered on individual merits. Applicants should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: axis and allies: strategy, diplomacy and politics at war; the Ostfront and German occupation policy in eastern Europe; societies and total war; the air war; the holocaust: historiography, sources and controversies; the victory campaign: war in the west, June 1944 to May 1945.

Assessment methods

Assessments will be carried out through essays. There are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,010 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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