War, Conflict and Society at University of Chester - UCAS

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Course summary

This innovative MA course will challenge you to think critically about the impact of warfare on past societies and how the historical legacies of conflict resonate in our world today. It offers a broad and in-depth exploration of these themes, allowing you to gain advanced expertise in historical research and scholarship. Why study this course with us? The course offers an excellent opportunity to explore the social history of warfare within a European and a global context. This broad historical narrative will provide you with the opportunity to study specific themes in depth, to understand the form and nature of warfare through the ages, and to contribute to the academic debate surrounding the relationship between conflict and society. The County of Cheshire has had a long association with war and conflict. Chester has been the site of a siege, of convalescence and a reception centre for refugees displaced by conflict, and is also home to the Cheshire Military Museum and archive.


You will receive a firm grounding in advanced historical skills and an introduction to the key historiographical approaches in the discipline in the first term. In the second term, you will have the freedom to select three optional modules from a variety of modules. Alongside these modules (and for the duration of the year), you will work closely with a supervisor on a Research Dissertation, based on a topic of your choice.

Assessment method

Each module runs for 2.5 hours per week across an eight-week period. You will also undertake 35 hours per week of guided independent study. Assessment for the core and optional modules is via coursework of approximately 4,000 words, comprising essays, literature reviews, primary source commentaries and oral presentations. Your Research Dissertation will be approximately 16,000 words in length.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in history or any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Consideration will also be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please see our website for current fee information https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2022-23
War, Conflict and Society at University of Chester - UCAS