A new course is due to start at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham in the History of Warfare. This is a full-time course that starts in 2012. It is really positive to see the centre continue expand its range of courses.
This new and distinctive full time MA programme provides you with an opportunity to study the history and historiography of warfare from a multi-disciplinary and multi-period perspective. A thorough grounding is provided in research methods and in the historiography and economics of warfare while a wide choice of options complements the broad range of possible dissertation subjects that can be supported by our staff.
In total you will study for 180 credits. You will study these core modules:
- Historical Methods (20 credits)
- Research Skills: Dissertation Preparation (20 credits)
- Economics of War (20 credits)
Writing the History of Warfare. Please note that this module is compulsory for students who have not taken the BA War Studies degree at the University of Birmingham (20 credits)
Advanced Option – History. Please note that this module is compulsory for students who have previously taken the BA War Studies degree at the University of Birmingham. This module can be taken in the Spring or the Autumn term. A range of Advanced Options on the History of Warfare is available for 2012-13, including ‘The United States and World War II’ and ‘Military Revolutions and the Conduct of War, c.1300-1650’ (20 credits)
You also take an additional 40 credits of optional modules. These include:
- Marlborough’s Wars: Sources (20 credits)
- Marlborough’s Wars: Essays (20 credits)
- The Sharpe End: The British Army and the Defeat of Napoleon: Sources (20 credits)
- The Sharpe End: The British Army and the Defeat of Napoleon: Essays (20 credits)
- Brass Hats and Frock Coats: British Strategy in the First World War (20 credits)
- The Experience of Air Warfare (20 credits)
You will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice relating to the History of Warfare (60 credits).
More details can be found here on the university’s website.