University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Conflict, War and Society

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Course summary

BA Conflict, War and Society explores the various ways conflict and war have shaped societies throughout history, from the ancient period to the present day. The programme takes a holistic approach to studying the impact of conflict in a range of chronological and geographical contexts. It includes modules that focus on major conflicts such as the World Wars, while also introducing students to broader topics such as civil disobedience, peace movements and the ethics of violence. Students gain exposure to how war is studied in different academic disciplines, including ancient, medieval and modern history but also philosophy, media studies, archaeology and heritage studies. As such, the programme gives students a rounded appreciation of the history of warfare and its contemporary significance in the 21st-century world.

Course details

Modules

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • ‘Pathways to Evil’: Genocide – History, Theory and Denial (20 credits; compulsory) • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Age of Extremes: A World at War, c. 1914–1991 (20 credits; compulsory) • Conflict and War: Theory, Ethics, Practice (20 credits; compulsory)  • Introduction to Ethics (20 credits; compulsory) • Power and Inequality (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) Year A Entry • Britain and the Great War (20 credits; compulsory) • Concepts of Peace: Movements, Ideas, Practices (20 credits; compulsory)  • Crusading in the Middle Ages (20 credits; compulsory) • Heritage and Archaeology of Conflict (20 credits; compulsory) • Studies in Ancient Warfare (20 credits; compulsory) • The Ethics of Violence (20 credits; compulsory). Year B Entry • Civil Disobedience and the State (20 credits; compulsory) • Sun Tzu's Arts of War (20 credits; compulsory) • The Ethics of Life and Death (20 credits; compulsory) • Tyranny and Revolution in the Ancient World (20 credits; compulsory) • Enemies Within and Without: Thatcher, Reagan and the End of the Post-War Consensus (20 credits; compulsory) • War and Cinema (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) Year A Entry • Britain and the Great War (20 credits; optional) • Concepts of Peace: Movements, Ideas, Practices (20 credits; optional)  • Crusading in the Middle Ages (20 credits; optional) • Dissertation (40 credits; compulsory) • Heritage and Archaeology of Conflict (20 credits; optional) • Studies in Ancient Warfare (20 credits; optional) • The Ethics of Violence (20 credits; optional). Year B Entry • Civil Disobedience and the State (20 credits; optional) • Dissertation (40 credits; compulsory) • Enemies Within and Without: Thatcher, Reagan and the End of the Post-War Consensus (20 credits; optional) • Sun Tzu's Arts of War (20 credits; optional) • The Ethics of Life and Death (20 credits; optional) • Tyranny and Revolution in the Ancient World (20 credits; optional) • War and Cinema (20 credits; optional). Prospective students should be aware of the following: • Not all optional modules are offered every year • Optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student numbers • Language modules are optional/compulsory/core according to linguistic ability • There are many Level 5 and Level 6 versions of the same module. Students can only take this module once; this depends on which year the modules are offered in.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CWS1
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
Online
Campus code:
O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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