MA Military History
The two-year Military History programme from University of Birmingham offers you the opportunity to explore military history, drawing in particular on Birmingham’s expertise in the history of the two World Wars and air power. Subjects to be studied include command and leadership; tactics, operations and the use of technology; ethics and war; and the individual’s experience of war.
|Part-Time Duration:||2 years|
|Tuition Fee:||£5,085 per year|
This Military History programme from University of Birmingha will stimulate and challenge you to think about the history of warfare in all its aspects, building a skill set over two years of part-time study which will equip you for further research in the field and/or broaden and deepen your understanding of the cruel, complex but endlessly fascinating phenomenon that is war.
Birmingham’s Department of History is ranked the best in the country, with 87% of its research rated as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of its quality.
This research expertise is evident within our teaching within our programmes drawing on the diverse regional and chronological expertise available in the Department of History.
Why study this course?
- Research expertise – Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. The programme is also delivered through a dedicated research centre, the Centre for War Studies.
- Join an active online community – Studying by distance learning is not a lonely experience within the Department of History. You will get to meet interact with students from all over the world – virtually – which will impact on your learning experience.
- Flexibility – you will have an exciting opportunity to explore your chosen area of study in depth through your choice of dissertation topic.
- Career changing – a qualification from the University of Birmingham can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career or simply a way to become more effective in your current role.
- Ongoing support – you will be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you through the programme.
- Research Skills: Methodology and Sources
- Tactics and Operational Art
- Command and Leadership in War
- Ethics of War
- Experience of War
- Dissertation Preparation
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Our History postgraduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers.
These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
- A good Honours degree in History or an equivalent discipline. Other professional experience or qualifications comparable to degree standard will also be considered. Examples might include law, accountancy, management, or published work in a relevant field. Every submission is considered on its own merits.