School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Military History by Distance Learning

MA Part-time Distance Learning 2 years

Why choose this course?

This fully-online MA in Military History offers potential graduate students from around the world a chance to engage with reputable military historians and leading academics, also from around the world, through 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ongoing lectures and discussion seminars in state-of-the-art learning environments.

This is military history like never before; universally-accessible, affordable and dynamic. Students will be offered a wide range of fascinating topics to explore, from classic 'war theorists' to military technologies to counter-insurgency tactics.  You will then be able to combine your research with skills-based analysis, under the personal supervision of a qualified expert in the field.

Read more about History at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

All of our modules can be easily accessed and feature exciting ‘virtual classrooms’ where lectures and seminar discussions are conducted on a weekly basis, making the most of a variety of multi-media formats.  Furthermore, our online platform gives you access to unlimited course materials and University-supported learning resources at no extra cost.

This line-up of part-time modules alternates each year so that all part-time students, whether you begin in autumn or spring semester, take all six (20 credit hour) modules.

By the end of students’ second year of study you will submit a 15,000-word MA Dissertation, worth the final 60-credits of your180-credit hour MA degree.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of this course will enhance your career prospects, whether studied at PGCert, PGDip or MA level . It will be particularly relevant to archivists and curators, researchers, journalists, political and central government professionals, civil servants, military professionals, conflict resolution and NGO workers, charity and campaign workers. Attainment of the MA degree could also lead to doctoral research.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This is the only MA degree of its kind available in the U.K., and one of only a handful worldwide. It is also one of the most competitively-priced online MA degrees anywhere. 

Building upon years of proven experience in online delivery, this 180 credit hour-programme offers you the convenience of choosing where (anywhere with internet access) and when to study (anytime: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). No more trips to campus, parking hassles, queues in the library while you juggle work & family.  

The University of Wolverhampton boasts the longest-running BA Honours Degree in War Studies in the U.K. We have resident strengths in many aspects of military history, taught by a critically-acclaimed team of international scholars. Now, you will be able to discuss topics like the Battle of Waterloo or the Blitz with military historians you may already be familiar with.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of military history
  • Show awareness and understanding of the nature and impact of specific wars in particular societies throughout history
  • Exercise critical, evaluative and analytical skills in relation to theoretical sources
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate the ability to negotiate, design and undertake independent research.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time Distance Learning £3825 per year 2020-21
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3900 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £3825 per year 2020-21
International Part-time Distance Learning £3900 per year 2021-22
International Part-time Distance Learning £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.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in a Humanities-based subject; to be verified with the programme director.
  • You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site 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 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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