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International and Military History MA

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

From the rise and fall of great powers to the treatment of non-combatants, from diplomacy and peace-making to strategy and doctrine, and from wars of propaganda to weaponry and intelligence, explore the major themes of international and military history across the world from ancient times to today.

Recent development in geo-politics - from the increasing militarisation of the Asia-Pacific to the military resurgence of Russia - have led to a renaissance in the study of warfare and relations between states, as academics, students, governments, and the general public seek to understand the making and conduct of war and peace on the global stage. At the same time, the field of international history has been transformed, moving away from a western-centric perspective and a focus on high politics to integrate the perspective of the Global South, while also focusing on ‘lesser’ political actors and people. Military History, meanwhile, has grown from its original focus on strategy, battles, and military leaders to incorporate the study of the political, economic, societal, and cultural dimensions of war. These disciplinary developments are embedded in Lancaster's Masters in International and Military History, which draws from the History Department's particular expertise in war and inter-state relations from the ancient world to the present day, in order to explore these themes across time.

Whether you are seeking to develop professional expertise or pursue a research career, you will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to engage with key debates and advance new arguments, informed by a global perspective and a broad chronological understanding.

This Masters programmes provides the opportunity to:

  • Study the only degree in the UK to combine international and military history at Masters level
  • Pursue your interest across a broad chronological range, from the ancient world to the present day
  • Gain a truly global perspective, across Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East
  • Develop expertise and skills that could enhance your career potential in a range of sectors or prepare you for doctoral research
  • Work with scholars who are expert in the fields of international and military history, and whose teaching is fuelled by the latest research
  • Through our guest speaker programme, to engage with the work of other leading scholars, as well as diplomats, politicians, and military leaders.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,940per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 90 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    145 74%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    52nd

    4

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