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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 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.
For those students that have started their studies elsewhere and would like to transfer to the School of History to continue their degree, please download and complete our University Transfer Application Form. Please note, it is only possible to transfer into Stage 2, and we ask that all transfer applicants achieve an overall mark of at least 65 in their first year. Applications to transfer to us for September 2015 close on 31st March 2015. For any queries regarding transfers, please contact email@example.com.
"[The lecturers] are helpful, knowledgable and passionate about their subject; a trait that rubs off on us students."
BA War Studies Graduate
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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If you have any other qualifications, any questions, or are unsure on anything regarding the above entry tariffs, please do not hesistate to contact us. We're happy to help!
The modules listed below are those currently running. This is an indicative list; please be aware that all of these modules may not be running the year you apply.
- HI390 - The Emergence of America:From European Settlement to 1880
- HI410 - Early Medieval Europe
- HI416 - Victorian Britain: Politics, Society and Culture
- HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice
- HI432 - Early Modern History: The Age of Reformation c. 1450-1600
- HI434 - Introduction to the History of Science
- HI435 - A Global History of Empires: 1500-1850
- HI353 - Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
- HI366 - Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830
- HI385 - Introduction to the History of Medicine
- HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880
- HI397 - Cinema and Society, 1930 - 1960
- HI411 - Later Medieval Europe
- HI425 - Revolutionary Europe 1700-1850
- HI430 - Modern British History (Part Two)
- HI431 - The English Renaissance: Society, Politics and Culture 1400-1600
- HI433 - Early Modern History: The Age of Enlightenment c. 1600-1750
- HI436 - A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
Stage Two & Three
- HI5065 - British History c. 1480-1620
- HI5092 - Armies at War 1914-1918
- HI6002 - The British Army and Empire c1750-1920
- HI6009 - Europe and the Islamic World, c 1450-1750
- HI6034 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945
- HI6036 - Science Satirised
- HI6047 - Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89
- HI613 - Conflict in Seventeenth Century Britain
- HI632 - The Tools of Empire 1760-1920
- HI763 - How the West was Won (or lost): The American West in the Nineteenth Cen
- HI789 - The Art of Death
- HI5031 - African History since 1800
- HI5055 - Russia: 1855-1945 Reform, Revolution and War
- HI5075 - Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920
- HI6025 - Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe
- HI6032 - Persecution, Repression and Resistance
- HI6042 - The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset
- HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
- HI6012 - From Crisis to Revolution: France 1774-1799
- HI6014 - Riders on the Storm
- HI6017 - Work Experience at the Royal Engineers Museum
- HI796 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental