School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

War Studies and Philosophy

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

The War Studies and Philosophy integrated joint course enables graduates to draw on both disciplines, using critical reasoning developed within Philosophy to engage with the debates and developments related to war, its causes, uses and how it may be avoided or concluded.

The War Studies and Philosophy integrated joint course enables graduates to draw on both disciplines, using critical reasoning developed within Philosophy to engage with the debates and developments related to war, its causes, uses and how it may be avoided or concluded.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code LVF5
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020, 23 September 2019
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

The War Studies and Philosophy integrated joint course enables graduates to draw on both disciplines, using critical reasoning developed within Philosophy to engage with the debates and developments related to war, its causes, uses and how it may be avoided or concluded.  The course will enable graduates to sustain debates on the strategic, ethical and philosophical uses of war in both historical and contemporary settings as well as examine wider philosophical issues about the body, gender and identity.

As well as subject-specific knowledge, graduates will develop a wide range of key transferable skills including enhanced communication, analytical and technological proficiency. The degree encourages individuals 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. 
 
Such 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?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4WR003 War and the Modern World (20 Credits)

4PH002 Introduction to European Philosophy (20 Credits)

4WR002 Thinking about War and Peace (20 Credits)

4PH003 Thinking Ethically (20 Credits)

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

4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4HU002 Popular Culture or 4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism or 4WR004 The Holocaust or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 2

5PH002 Ethical Virtues, Principles and Judgement (20 Credits)

5PH003 Knowing the World: Language and Experience (20 Credits)

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

5HU001 The Enlightenment or 5HU003 Body, Sexuality and Identity or 5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5WL002 Elementary Language or 5WL001 Basic 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 5PH001 Law, Morality and Society or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 3

6PH003 Freedom, Recognition and Authenticity (20 Credits)

6PH002 Self and Other: The Demands of Social Justice (20 Credits)

6WR004 Trial by Fire: The American Civil War or 6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6WR007 Dreadnought to Enterprise: Maritime Warfare c.1900 to the Present Day or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6MZ012 Global Media/Global Culture (20 Credits)

6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6PO003 Political Theory or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6WR004 Trial by Fire: The American Civil War or 6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6WR007 Dreadnought to Enterprise: Maritime Warfare c.1900 to the Present Day or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6MZ012 Global Media/Global Culture or 6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6PO003 Political Theory or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6PH005 Independent Study in Philosophy or 6WR006 War Studies Project (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The War Studies and Philosophy integrated joint will enhance an individual’s career prospects. Previous graduates have gone into a wide variety of careers including serving in the armed forces, teaching, journalism, local government, management and the heritage industry.   A notable proportion of graduates have also undertaken postgraduate education in recent years, studying for Masters and PhD degrees.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The advantages of studying War Studies and Philosophy at Wolverhampton include:

  • Being taught by recognised experts with a proven and respected research and publications record.
  • A well established and resourced course, which is the longest running undergraduate War Studies degree programme in the University
  • An innovative and evolving curriculum which includes field trip opportunities
  • The opportunity to listen to internationally renowned scholars through the Royal Institute of Philosophy public lecture series hosted by the university.

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

A successful graduate from this course will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An awareness and understanding of the strategic, ethical and moral theories underpinning both War Studies and Philosophy;
  2. Familiarity with specialized philosophical vocabulary. This entails the ability to draw connections between ideas, concepts, arguments and theories within Philosophy, between Philosophy and War Studies, and in practical contexts
  3. An ability to address historical and contemporary problems in depth using primary and secondary sources of relevance to War Studies and Philosophy;
  4. The capacity to present, in both oral and written forms, a clear and well-structured assessment of relevant considerations.
  5. Intellectual skills for independently reasoned research, involving critical analysis and evaluation of textual arguments.
  6. Acquired capabilities that are highly valued in modern diverse working environments and demonstrate key employment skills (e.g. self-management, IT, digital literacy, enterprise, working in groups) including, an openness to reasoned dialogue with others in contexts of problem identification, analysis and response.

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 National 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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