The History and War Studies degree provides graduates with the knowledge of the issues, themes, debates and developments related to the analysis of history and war. Our graduates are equipped to develop and sustain debates on the strategic, ethical and philosophical uses of war as well as understanding the full historical contexts within which conflict arises. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, you will develop a wide range of key transferable skills including enhanced communication, analytical and technological proficiency. The degree encourages you to become digitally literate and intellectually curious, with the capacity to work both independently and as part of a wider team to understand, develop and apply solutions to both theoretical and practical problems. These skills equip our graduates to use their knowledge in enterprising and profitable ways in their chosen careers and develop their roles within the wider community.
What happens on the course?
You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
You will be taught by recognised experts with a proven and respected research and publications record.
We will enable you to develop key intellectual and transferable skills that are geared towards academic achievement, personal development and future employability.
The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through studying History and War Studies are directly relevant to a wide variety of careers. Information work, librarianship, archive management, museum administration and heritage management are professions that actively employ our students. The degree also provides the key analytical and transferrable skills that are much sought after in the fields of the armed forces, local government, the civil service, the media and a wide range of business and commercial activities. In addition, History and War Studies is an ideal course for students wishing to enter the teaching profession and many of our graduates have become successful teachers in the primary sector and History specialists in secondary schools and FE colleges. A notable proportion of our graduates have also undertaken postgraduate education in recent years, studying for Masters and PhD degrees.
What skills will you gain?
At the completion of the course you will:
Have an awareness and critical understanding of the problematic nature of interpreting the past and the strategic, ethical and philosophical theories underpinning the subject;
Have an understanding of the varieties of approaches to analysing historical events, the concept of war and war’s implications;
Be familiar with a variety of historical and war-related case studies;
Be able to address historical and contemporary problems in depth using primary and secondary sources;
Be able to use appropriate technologies in digitally literate and enterprising ways to support research, process data and produce written work and presentational material to a variety of audiences;
Have a greater understanding of the value of civic responsibility in your outlook toward and relationships with others in a global context.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.