M.Litt. War Studies

University of Glasgow

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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You will spend a semester studying on the degrees core course which covers both the major thinkers on warfare and the practice and conduct of war.

Core topics may include

* Clausewitz and European military thought
* Deep battle theory and Soviet strategy
* Europe's small wars, 1800 - present
* Mahan and Sea Power.

In the second semester, you will take three optional courses which delve in great detail into a particular aspect of military or strategic history.

Optional courses may include

* Early modern warfare
* Chivalry and medieval warfare
* The American way of warfare
* Secret intelligence in the 20th century
* Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present.

You will complete the programme by writing a dissertation based on your own research. This requires you to engage in original research guided by an expert in the field.

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You will spend a semester studying on the degrees core course which covers both the major thinkers on warfare and the practice and conduct of war.

Core topics may include

* Clausewitz and European military thought
* Deep battle theory and Soviet strategy
* Europe's small wars, 1800 - present
* Mahan and Sea Power.

In the second semester, you will take three optional courses which delve in great detail into a particular aspect of military or strategic history.

Optional courses may include

* Early modern warfare
* Chivalry and medieval warfare
* The American way of warfare
* Secret intelligence in the 20th century
* Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present.

You will complete the programme by writing a dissertation based on your own research. This requires you to engage in original research guided by an expert in the field.

Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

You must also submit a brief statement (no longer than one page) outlining your interest in the programme.

English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. See

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