Taught course

History of War

Institution
King's College London · Department of War Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

1st class or good 2:1 undergraduate degree (65% or above in the UK marking system) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our programme challenges you to examine war from broad historiographical and interdisciplinary perspectives, taking as a given that the history of warfare cannot be isolated from the study of general history. It encompasses more than what usually falls into the category of military history to include war from the viewpoint of combatants, societies, economies and cultures across the landscape of modern history, and in the spirit of war studies draws on the literature and methodology of other academic disciplines where appropriate.

Our MA History of War aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you require to progress to advanced research in the field. To that end, it has been created with a compulsory module focused on research and analytical skills, supported by a range of optional modules addressing individual aspects of the history of warfare over time and across a wide geographical and thematic range. Our programme prepares you for future doctoral research into the history of warfare and related fields. It can also be taken as a free-standing master's degree if you are interested in warfare in the past and the intellectual, methodological and practical skills essential to its study.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Email
sspp-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1977 / 7203