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About the course
Our Military and International History degree examines war within the context of wider international history to give you specialist knowledge of war in history while educating you to be a historian.
Our course analyses warfare inside and outside Europe (including the Middle East), covering the period from the Renaissance to the present but with an emphasis on the modern era. We teach you the subject of war in history over a broad span of time with a focus on land and naval war, while also giving you the opportunity to take specialist modules in particular wars and themes in military studies. The course also draws on the department's specialism in intelligence studies to examine the role that intelligence has played in warfare. Our course provides our students with the critical thinking and analytical skills of the historian.
Our course, one of the few military history programmes in the country, provides you with the opportunity to study military history within the broader setting of a vibrant, student-centred department with a long history of supporting its students. As a department, we provide excellent pastoral and tutor support for our students. Students are taught by a range of established academic specialists in the department in military and international history, who draw on their own world-class research and publications to deliver cutting-edge teaching. Small-group seminars and personal tutorials allow you to develop in smaller groups and in one-to-one discussions. This is a unique opportunity to study war in history in a friendly, supportive department known for its excellent teaching and student support.
On this sandwich degree you'll gain work experiences to complement your academic studies in a way that is highly valued by employers.
•You will receive expert teaching from lecturers who are recognised experts in their fields
•You have easy access to multiple resources in London, such as national and international museums (such as the Imperial War and National Army museums), galleries, libraries (including the British Library) and the National Archives (in Kew), all of which contain a wealth of information on military and international history in Britain and Europe
•Our Department has international student exchanges where the teaching is in English and which are on offer to you as a BA Military and International History student: Ankara University (Turkey), Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Freie Universität Berlin, JFK Institute (Germany), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes (France), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Helsinki (Finland), American University of Paris (France), SUNY State University of New York (USA), University of Nottingham, Ningbo (China), the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) and the University of Cyprus.