The MA in War and Society is a unique degree that explores the most spectacular of historic events.
War has been a catalyst for violent change throughout human history. It inflicts terrible suffering and degradation and yet evokes great bravery. It has been simultaneously a force of destruction and of creation. Interrogating the role war has played in the evolution of human civilization, from the ancient to the most contemporary, is an immense and vital challenge.
What is war? A simple, meaningful definition is not easily achieved. Simple explanations are insufficient. War needs to be analysed in political, social, cultural, technological, historical, military and media contexts.
War and Society is a collaborative, interdisciplinary MA Degree programme that utilises the range of research expertise in the College of Arts and Humanities and the Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict.
Modules on the course in War and Society typically include:
• War, Identity and Society • War, Culture and Technology • Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention • Critical Security • Venice and the Sea • International Security in the Asia Pacific • Violence, Conflict and Development • Ghosts of the Confederacy • State of Africa • The Army in the Roman Empire • Fascism and Culture • War in Space
Who should Apply?
Students interested in War and Society from a history, politics, media or related background. Students interested in preparation for postgraduate research, MPhil or PhD, or who wish to develop skills and knowledge related to war and society.
Career expectations are excellent for war and society graduates. MA degree holders may move on to doctoral study or enter employment in such areas as military organisations; diplomatic corps; the foreign office; humanitarian organisations; museums, heritage and tourism; marketing, sales and advertising; business, art, design and culture; media and PR; social and welfare professions and the civil service.
100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships
Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.
Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.
The typical entry requirement for the War and Society MA is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
Recipient: Swansea University
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