All MA International and Military History students take four core modules: ‘International Order and Disorder’ and ‘Warfare in History’, which will introduce you to the fundamental knowledge and tools of international and military history, as well as ‘Researching and Writing History’, by which you prepare for your dissertation, and the dissertation module, through which you develop your own original research.
You will also choose three further modules. These include optional modules in areas of international and military history, which run for ten weeks and are all taught by a two-hour weekly seminar, and relevant modules offered by other departments, such as Politics, Philosophy and Religion. One of your three choices might otherwise be our Heritage Placement module, if you are seeking to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector, or a Project module, which allows you to pursue a topic of particular personal interest through independent research.
In total, you take 180 credits. Modules taught in the History department are weighted at 20 credits and assessed through one piece of coursework of 5,000 words. The dissertation, weighted at 60 credits, is 15,000 words.
Typical modules may include: