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MA War, Culture and Society


University of Essex Department of History

Full time & Part time October MA Full-time: 1 year

About the course

What is the human experience – and cost – of war? 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

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Entry Requirements

A 2.2 Degree in History or a related subject such as: Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Foreign Language with Literature content Law, Literature, Politics or Sociology.

Will consider applicants with an unrelated degree but relevant work experience in for example museums or libraries.

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