University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

War Studies

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Course summary

War. Described by some as “the continuation of politics by other means”. Said by others to be the single most important social activity that humanity has ever undertaken. It’s fuelled the development of civilisations, raised and crushed entire societies, and driven humanity’s technological and social development. Here’s where you learn how and why. Hull has an established reputation in the study of war and security. This programme focuses on the relationship between the theory of warfare and its practical application in the real world. Our expert staff have considerable experience of working alongside the military and policy-makers, in the UK and overseas, and are widely recognised in their field. Their experience and research informs your studies. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy Introduction to International Relations Introduction to War and Politics Global Security Challenges International Security and Defence Policy Year 2 Compulsory modules Modern Strategy Seapower Air Power Paths of Research Optional modules Terrorism, War and Ethics International Relations Theory The Global South Understanding the European Union Understanding America Understanding China The United Nations and Global Security Year 3 Choose one of the following Dissertation One-Trimester Internship One Trimester Abroad Optional modules Politics of the Environment BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs War in the 21st Century: Robots, Cyberwar and Nuclear Weapons Intelligence and National Security Dangerous Minds Small Wars from Malaya through Ireland to Iraq UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit Conflicts in British Culture Maritime Security in the 21st Century Short Dissertation All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L252
Institution code:
H72
Campus name:
The University of Hull
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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