Contemporary Military and International History University of Salford

Undergraduate

The Contemporary Military and International History course at Salford is an exciting and unique degree that examines war and statecraft from the 19th century to the present, including intelligence, terrorism and counter-insurgency. The degree offers a choice of modules on naval, air and land warfare.

The research, communication and writing skills which you will acquire during the degree will assist you in a number of possible future avenues, such as in the police, armed forces, the private security sector, teaching, further study (including research), and many others.

The course helps you to expand your knowledge and understanding of many of the major trends relating to war and diplomacy over the last 200 years. There are a range of supplementary activities such as visiting speakers from Britain and abroad providing specialist guest lectures and a military history field trip during the first year to enhance your studies.

You also have the opportunity to spend some or all of your second year studying abroad, with additional placement opportunities in the third year to boost your CV. The course offers the chance to be taught and supervised by staff who have links to many academic and professional organisations, such as: The Royal Navy, The British Army and The Royal Air Force.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

YEAR 1: Modules at year 1 provide you with an introduction to the study of military and international history at university level. They enable you to analyse the work of historians and political scientists in a variety of genres and to use a range of sources in order to do so appropriate to undergraduate study. You will also be introduced to the necessary study skills which you will build upon during your undergraduate course.

YEAR 2: Modules at year 2 provide you with knowledge of central themes in military and international history. The modules focus on a variety of subject areas which will expand your knowledge of key areas; it will also assist you in understanding how contemporary theoretical and historical debates affect the ways in which historians and political scientists engage with their subjects. In particular, you will receive training for the dissertation which you must write in semester 1 of year 3. You will use the study skills acquired at year 1, and will develop these through your classes, your individual research and your assessments.

YEAR 3: Modules in year 3 provide you with knowledge of specific case studies of more specialised areas. The modules encourage you to develop independence of mind in critically assessing primary and secondary sources, and expect a high level of analytic skills in discussing texts and contexts. You will further develop your study and presentational skills, researching topics independently and presenting work professionally. A key aspect of study at this level is the dissertation. This double-weighted module gives you the opportunity to study with the assistance of a supervisor, one subject of your choice in considerable depth.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VV13
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent
A level 96 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent
General Studies accepted
History and / or Politics desirable but not essential
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 96-112 UCAS Tariff Points
Access to HE Diploma QAA Approved - Pass with 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Higher 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Advanced Highers
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points Politics / History desirable but not essential
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points


Fees and funding

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