The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
War Studies BA, Hons.
The War Studies BA programme at Kent is an innovative programme that is firmly rooted in the discipline of history. With a strong focus on military history, previous graduates have gone on to join the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the civil service - as well as a whole host of other careers suitable for history graduates.
War is often thought of as the engine of change in human activity. The War Studies programme offers you the chance to study one of the most significant aspects of human behaviour - that of organised conflict and aggression.
[The lecturers] are helpful, knowledgable and passionate about their subject; a trait that rubs off on us students
The modules on the programme examine not only military history, but also the impact of war and conflict across a wide chronological and geographic range.
Working closely with the School of Politics and International Relations and Kent Law School, specialist modules are able to give alternative perspectives on war and conflict. In addition, War Studies students are eligible to take the majority of the modules available on the History BA programme, and vica versa - allowing undergraduates to tailor degrees to their own interests.
As with all modules in the School of History, the modules offered on the War Studies programme are closely related to the research interests of academics. As a result, module options are wide-ranging, from the Crusades to the Falklands Conflict, covering everything from the tactics used in mechanised warfare, to the study of wartime cinema.
The School of History is based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.
Canterbury and Kent have always been 'front-line Britain' and contain significant military sites ranging from Roman forts to Cold War nuclear bunkers. Called Durovernum by the Romans, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and as such makes a stimulating environment for anyone wishing to study the past. The green and leafy campus is situated on a hill overlooking the city, and is conveniently located for travel to both London and the continent - fantastic for trips to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars.
The resources available to undergraduates are also excellent. Historians gain access to a wealth of books, journals and other resources through the university's Templeman Library (which is home to over a million items, and the British Cartoon Archive), alongside privileged access to the Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives. This represents an opportunity to work with a range of top-quality primary sources - such as the Cathedral's unique collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts.
- ABB at A-Level
- and a minimum of a B in A level History, if taken.
- 33 points overall or 16/17 points at Higher Level;
- 5 in Higher Level history or 6 in Standard Level history (where taken)
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- HI420 - Russia 1682-1905:Autocracy, Reform and Culture
- HI353 - Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
- HI397 - Cinema and Society, 1930 - 1960
- HI419 - England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400
- HI390 - The Emergence of America:From European Settlement to 1880
- HI377 - The Hundred Years' War
- PO305 - International History and International Relations
- HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880
Stage Two & Three
- HI707 - Britain and The Falklands War
- HI767 - Churchill's Army: the British Army in the Second World War
- HI742 - The Cold War, 1941-1991
- HI761 - The Cultural History Of The Great War: Britain, France and Germany In C
- HI769 - From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practise and Im
- HI877 - No End of a Lesson:Britain and the Boer War
- HI5012 - Redcoats: The British Army and Society c. 1660-1920
- HI5028 - The Crusades
- HI5002 - Divided Land, Divided History: Ireland C1885-2005
- PO559 - Ethics in International Relations
- PO599 - European Security Co-operation since 1945
- PO608 - Introduction to Strategic Studies
- HI5015 - T: The Irish Revolution, 1910-1925
- PO613 - Research Methods of Peace and Conflict Studies
- HI787 - The Nature of Command
- HI750 - Politics, War and the State in Early Modern Europe
- HI5057 - Rifles, Railways and Factories, the revolution in warefare, 1850-1902 (