MA Strategic Studies

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Strategic Studies offers a comprehensive education in both the theory and practice of strategy. In the current challenging strategic environment, a dedicated study of this subject is required for all those who seek to understand modern warfare and how military force can be used in the pursuit of policy objectives. The programme also provides an invaluable education for those who are currently engaged, or seek a career, in the defence profession.
  • Academic title
    MA Strategic Studies
  • Course description
    It provides a thorough analysis of contemporary strategic issues and the challenges of defence planning in the modern world. This analysis is aided by an exploration of the great works of strategic theory, and an examination of some of the most significant historical case studies in the practice of strategy. The latter will include the campaigns of Alexander the Great; US Civil War; World War Two; Vietnam; and the two US-led wars against Iraq. This new MA is part of a thriving programme in the Centre for Strategic Studies, headed by Professor Colin Gray, one of the world's leading experts on military affairs

    Core modules

    -Modern Strategy
    -Strategic Theory
    -The Practice of Strategy in History

    Optional modules

    -One further module of your choice can be taken from another course.

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