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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) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • 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?

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many students in War Studies and Politics go on to postgraduate study including our other postgraduate history courses. 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 Social, Historical and Political Studies which has a well-established tradition of student support in terms of academic counselling and skills development including one-to-one student skills support.

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 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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