Themes of the programme will include the culture of warfare, the formation of armies and navies and weaponry, military strategy and defence and the politics of warfare from medieval to modern times. The programme comprises 180 credits made up of 60 credits of taught Core modules, 60 credits of taught Optional modules and 60 credits of a Dissertation. Student choice decides the topic of the Dissertation and the learning and teaching strategy of the Dissertation is independent research supported by the methodological Core module of the programme in combination with personal supervision sessions. Students are allocated a personal Supervisor.
-Subject Core: Themes in Military History
-Theoretical Core: Historiography
-Methodological Core: Research Design and Strategy
-Military Society of the Middle Ages
-The Archaeology of the Castle
-War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe
-Britain and the Global Wars for Empire 1745-1815
-The First World War in Comparative Perspective
-India and the Two World Wars
-Winston Churchill's Second World War as History
-British Defence Policy since 1945
Further module information
Students will also be able to substitute one Optional module on the programme with one chosen from the full range of MA options available in the History Department.
Learning portfolios, essays, research design tasks, group projects, documentary analysis, text analysis and one Dissertation (15,000 words).
The History Department has a strong research group on the staff working in the area of military history and the department runs a very active Research Seminar programme for its staff and postgraduate students which its MA students are encouraged to attend.