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MA War, Culture and Society

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Looking beyond the dates and battlefield details of typical military history, this MA raises urgent questions about why societies go to war. You will engage with diverse perspectives on violence and conflict in the modern period, and examine case studies from all over the world.

Drawing on our expertise across a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, law, sociology and psychoanalytic studies, you will consider the effects of war on different scales, from the individual to the global, and on different groups. Some of the key questions we will consider include:

  • What did it mean to be a woman in the First World War – as a worker, grieving mother, or a combatant?
  • How does psychological trauma and physical disability impact on veterans today?
  • How is wartime service remembered and commemorated, privately and politically?
  • Why are some groups excluded from popular representations of war – and how does the picture change once they are included?

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,900per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 93 10

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    110 53%

    59th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    33rd

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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