Taught course

Military History by distance learning

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree in a humanities-based subject; to be verified with the programme director. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Our fully-online MA in Military History offers potential graduate students from around the world a chance to engage with reputable military historians and leading academics, also from around the world, through 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week ongoing lectures and discussion seminars in state-of-the-art learning environments.

This is military history like never before; universally-accessible, affordable and dynamic. Students will be offered a wide range of fascinating topics to explore, from classic 'war theorists' to military technologies to counter-insurgency tactics. You will then be able to combine your research with skills-based analysis, under the personal supervision of a qualified expert in the field.

Subjects currently include:

The Discipline of Military History
The Rise of Air Power
The Evolution of Modern Sea Power
War Media & Propaganda
The American Civil War
The Second World War
The Art of War to the Age of Napoleon
All of our modules can be easily accessed and feature exciting virtual classrooms where lectures and seminar discussions are conducted on a weekly basis, making the most of a variety of multi-media formats. Furthermore, our online platform gives you access to unlimited course materials and University-supported learning resources at no extra cost.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of military history
Show awareness and understanding of the nature and impact of specific wars in particular societies throughout history
Exercise critical, evaluative and analytical skills in relation to theoretical sources
Communicate effectively
Demonstrate the ability to negotiate, design and undertake independent research.

This is the only MA degree of its kind available in the U.K., and one of only a handful worldwide. It is also one of the most competitively-priced online MA degrees anywhere.

Building upon years of proven experience in online delivery, this new 180 credit hour-programme offers you the convenience of choosing where (anywhere with internet access) and when to study (anytime: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). No more trips to campus, parking hassles, queues in the library while you juggle work & family. Choose either 1-year, full-time or 2-year, part-time enrolment to suit your needs.

The University of Wolverhampton boasts the longest-running BA Honours Degree in War Studies in the UK, and a highly successful MA in Conflict Studies. We have resident strengths in many aspects of military history, taught by a critically-acclaimed team of international scholars. Our degree also draws in reputable experts from across the world. Now, you will be able to discuss topics like the Battle of Waterloo or the Blitz with military historians you may already be familiar with.

Information for international students

A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) is required. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Please see contact details below
0800 953 3222