Taught course

War, Conflict and Society

University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A good, second-class honours degree in any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Credit exemption may be given for appropriate certified or experiential learning undertaken or completed within the previous five years.
Admission to the course is by written application and interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative MA course will challenge you to think critically about the impact of warfare on past societies and how the historical legacies of conflict resonate in our world today.

Our course offers a broad and in-depth exploration of themes, allowing you to gain advanced expertise in historical research and scholarship.

The course offers an excellent opportunity to explore the social history of warfare, within a European and a global context. This broad historical narrative will provide you with the opportunity to study specific themes in depth, to understand the form and nature of warfare through the ages, and to contribute to the academic debate surrounding the relationship between conflict and society.

The County of Cheshire has had a long association with war and conflict. Chester has been the site of a siege, of convalescence and a reception centre for refugees displaced by conflict. There is a wide range of relevant source material deposited locally and in the wider North West region about this history.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000