School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

History (Second World War: Conflict, Societies, Holocaust)

MA Part-time 28 months

This Masters degree explores selected key topics of the Second World War.

This Masters degree explores selected key topics of the Second World War.

Why choose this course?

This Masters degree explores selected key topics of the Second World War. It allows in-depth study in the history of military conflicts, societies and the Holocaust, including: strategy, diplomacy and politics; the Ostfront and German occupation policy in Eastern Europe; societies and total war; the Asia-Pacific War 193745, the war in the West 1944/1945; and the Holocaust: historiography, sources and controversies.

At the culmination of the course, students undertake a piece of original research, a dissertation based on primary sources.

You will be taught by some of the leading Second World War and Holocaust historians in the UK, who have proven and respected research and publications records and reputations for excellence in teaching.

This degree offers an innovative and broadly-based curriculum that offers a unique and thorough examination of the causes, outcomes and impacts of conflict during the Second World War.

Be part of a dynamic History and War Studies group which offers relevant extra-curricular activities, e.g. study days, international lecture series.

The course employs a Saturday School model which provides maximum opportunity for part-time students to benefit from in-class learning. Taught modules consist of three Saturday Schools which each of which includes lectures, seminars, and tutorials.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

 A Honours Degree with 2:2 or above is desirable, but applicants with other qualifications and non-graduates will be considered on individual merits.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

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

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.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

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


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