You can choose to study War Studies as a single subject degree, or in combination with another subject as a joint honours award.
We also offer exciting postgraduate opportunities for full or part-time study with our Master's and PhD programmes.
Follow the links below for a brief summary of each War Studies award, including information on the aims of various courses and their entry requirements:
The Department boasts the country’s oldest and longest running undergraduate War Studies degree programme, with decades of successful graduates. You will be taught by recognised experts with proven and respected research and publications records, most of them with international reputations in their respective fields.
Our Undergraduate degree course includes modules ranging from the Early Modern period to contemporary conflicts, and explores a wide range of themes and ideas about the nature of war and how understanding of it has changed over time. This includes the consequences of war and conflict, its relationship to politics and to wider human society, and the philosophical and ethical issues of war and peace, as well as the chance to study wars and campaigns in detail. As part of their degree course, our students are given the opportunity to study and visit museums and battlefields in Britain and elsewhere. For example, see our Normandy Visit.
Other First Year modules offered to our students include:
Other Second Year modules offered to our students include:
|Name and contact details||Interests|
|Northern Ireland conflict.|
Professor of Conflict Studies – modern military history, contemporary conflicts, propaganda and warfare and First World War Research Director
|Twentieth century military and strategic studies, particularly the Second World War, and the Age of Air Power.|
19th-century Anglo-American history; naval and maritime history; American Civil War; British Empire; Technology & War.
|Terrorism and Political Violence.|
|Professor of War Studies, First World War Research Director|