School of History

Military History BA, Hons.

The Military History BA programme at Kent is an innovative programme that is firmly rooted in the discipline of 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 Military History 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.

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Entry Requirements


ABB, with a minimum of a B in 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)

Other qualifications? Unsure?

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 lecturers] are helpful, knowledgable and passionate about their subject; a trait that rubs off on us students."

Mario Draper
BA Military History Graduate



School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 01/07/2015