Taught course

Military History

Institution
Brunel University, London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, in a Social Sciences or Humanities related subject, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Military History MA offers an in-depth study of warfare on land, sea and air across a range of periods and continents, from the Classical Age to the present.

The core modules on the course examine:

  • the Royal Navy in the twentieth century.
  • warfare in ancient and medieval times.
  • the impact of the French and Industrial Revolutions on warfare in the age of 'total war'.


Optional modules give students the opportunity to study the Second World War, and, additionally, the programme draws on Brunel’s expertise in intelligence studies. Students have the chance to take an optional module in this area with Brunel's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS).

Aims

  • The MA in Military History will provide students with a systematic understanding and critical awareness of debates and interpretations of military history.
  • Students will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in specific subject areas.
  • Students will be encouraged to extend and develop their analytical, evaluative and critical capacities, and increase their ability to reflect on their own learning and intellectual development.
  • The MA in Military History will give students transferable skills in writing, discussion, analysis, and independent judgement.
  • Students will also work independently, thus demonstrating initiative and the ability to organise their time and work through their research project (a dissertation) of 15,000 words.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599