Research course

War Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The University of Glasgow is home to the Scottish Centre for War Studies. You will be able to participate in regular research seminars on critical themes related to conflict as well as to related conferences.

Our research strengths include:

  • Scottish military history
  • Medieval warfare
  • Early modern warfare
  • The Napoleonic Wars
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century international relations
  • Intelligence and international relations
  • The Cold War and wars of decolonisation
  • Ideas of peace and peace movements
  • Conflict archaeology
  • Ethics of war and humanitarian intervention
  • Counter-insurgency and revolutionary war
  • Genocide in a global perspective
  • International security from historical and contemporary perspectives

Each research student will work under the supervision of two members of staff familiar with the student's field of inquiry. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their research ideas with members of staff who are specialists in their fields of interest before applying. The staff page indicates the research interests and email addresses of scholars in the Scottish Centre for War Studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MLitt by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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