M.Litt. War Studies

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: International applications (non-EU) 25 July 2014 UK and EU applications 29 August 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,350 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 13,750 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance. This Masters programme presents a unique opportunity to study war in all its aspects, from past to present, from causes to consequences.

Key facts

* MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Career prospects

The programme provides an excellent platform for you to move onto PhD studies and an academic career.

Why Glasgow

* The MLitt in War Studies aims to challenge, educate and engage by exposing you to a wide range of different ideas about war. It is specifically designed to broaden and deepen your knowledge of warfare.

* The University of Glasgow is home to the Scottish Centre for War Studies. You will be able to participate in the conferences and seminars we organise on critical themes related to conflict.

* All courses are designed to expose you to detailed research topics, source criticism and current debate, and are led by acknowledged international experts.

Contents

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.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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