The War Studies degree will provide graduates with knowledge of the debates and developments related to war; its causes, uses and how it may be avoided or concluded. Our graduates will be equipped to develop and sustain debates on the strategic, ethical and philosophical uses of war in both historical and contemporary settings. 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.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
On the undergraduate War Studies degree, you will be taught by recognised experts with a proven and respected research and publications record. You will benefit from an innovative and evolving curriculum which will develop your skills in critical analysis, debate, reasononing and composition. You can also visit the landmark of the famous "Battle of Normandy" on our annual field trip.
A wide variety of careers are open to graduates of War Studies including serving in the armed forces, teaching, 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.
What skills will you gain?
As a graduate of this course you will:
Have an awareness and understanding of the strategic, ethical and philosophical theories underpinning the subject
Have an understanding of the varieties of approaches to analysing the concept of war and war’s implications
Be familiar with a variety of war-related case studies
Be able to address historical and contemporary problems in-depth using primary and secondary sources
Be able to analyse and critique information and apply knowledge in an enterprising way
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.