Back Back

University launches MA in the History of the First World War


The centenary of the outbreak of the Great War has seen interest reach unprecedented heights, and the University is very pleased to announce the exciting new part-time Masters programme. It will be taught at a series of Saturday schools.

Emphasis will be on the military and political history of Britain and the British Empire in the 1914-18 war.

The programme will be delivered by a world-class team of scholars, led by Professor Gary Sheffield, one of Britain’s foremost historians of the First World War. The team will be supported by a number of prestigious guest speakers.

Professor Sheffield said: “This is the strongest cluster of scholars specialising in the military history of the First World War to be found in any conventional UK university. We are very excited to be offering this new course and are expecting high demand for places.”

The University’s First World War historians have excellent links within the wider historical community at home and overseas, as well as very strong military links.

For further information, please contact Professor Gary Sheffield:


For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 32736.

Date Issued: Monday April 28, 2014

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Share this release