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.

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
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


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

Course contact details

0800 953 3222