School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Politics and War Studies

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms.

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code LL92
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  • Start Date(s) 23 September 2019, 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms. As well as specific subject knowledge, graduates will develop a wide range of transferable skills including technological proficiency as reflected in the subject and university commitment to blended learning.

 

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4PO003 Introduction to British Politics (20 Credits)

4WR003 War and the Modern World (20 Credits)

4PO002 Introduction to International Relations (20 Credits)

4WR002 Thinking About War and Peace (20 Credits)

4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950 or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism or 4WR004 The Holocaust or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 2

5PO003 Contemporary Political Ideologies (20 Credits)

5PO004 World Politics (20 Credits)

5HS010 The Great War 1914-1918 or 5WR007 Political Violence or 5WR006 War in Europe 1939-1945 (20 Credits)

5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

5WR004 Terrorism or 5WR002 The Battle for Normandy 1944 or 5WR005 Virtual Warriors: The Evolution of War Gaming (20 Credits)

5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5PO005 Europe United? European Politics, Societies, Cultures or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 3

6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6PO005 Security and Integration in the New Europe (20 Credits)

6WR007 Dreadnought to Enterprise: Maritime Warfare c.1900 to the Present Day or 6WR004 Trial by Fire: The American Civil War or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6PO003 Political Theory (20 Credits)

6WR006 War Studies Project or 6PO004 Project (Politics) or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community (20 Credits)

6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6PO002 The Politics of the Middle East or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. (20 Credits)

6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6PO002 The Politics of the Middle East or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many Students in War Studies and Politics go on to post-graduate study including on the MA Conflict Studies at Wolverhampton. Other frequent career paths include local government employment, serving in the armed forces, teaching, administration and management posts.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The War Studies and Politics team are research- active with specialisms in the areas of conflict resolution, military strategy and tactics and terrorism.

An innovative, evolving and well-resourced course, which combines the breadth of the Politics curriculum with the expertise gained from the longest running undergraduate War Studies degree programme in the UK.
This degree is located in the School of Law, Social Science and Communications which has a well-established tradition of student support in terms of academic counselling and skills development including `one-to-one’ student skills support.

Prospective students can find a recommended reading list for our courses here. 

At the completion of the course the student will;

  1. Be able to identify and critically compare concepts and methodologies used in Politics
  2. Be familiar with the major ideological traditions in Politics
  3. Be aware of the different conceptualisations of citizenship within the global community
  4. Have an awareness and understanding of the strategic, ethical and philosophical theories underpinning War Studies;
  5. Have an understanding of the varieties of approaches to analysing the concept of war and war’s implications
  6. Be able to apply his/ her critical and analytic skills in an enterprising manner.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

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 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.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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