War Studies and History at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

War Studies examines how wars have been fought throughout history and places conflict in its broader social, cultural and political context. Students on our War Studies programme will gain insights into the processes involved in the development, shape, social consequences and resolution of armed conflict over time and how these elements affect contemporary events. By studying this course in the heart of historic York, a city which has played a key role in our country’s illustrious heritage, you have a wealth of rich resources on your doorstep, connecting you with the pasts of both York and the wider Yorkshire region. Within the course students have visited various sites to explore the conflicts which left their mark on North Yorkshire, from the Wars of the Roses to the World Wars of the twentieth century. With nationally iconic battlefield sites on our doorstep, from the site of Britain’s bloodiest battle at Towton to the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds, York St John University is well placed to put you in touch with the past, present and future of research into this evocative field of study. This programme draws on a combination of multi-disciplinary skills found in subjects including history, American studies, film studies, English, and media. Through the study of this diverse set of topics you will be well placed to find potential employment in areas such as journalism, politics, international relations, working with NGOs, or in the security, intelligence and policy-making sectors.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
War Studies and History at York St John University - UCAS