MA War and Strategy
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to: - understand key theories of wars and strategy- critically evaluate a wide range of literature and research in the field of war and strategyStudents successfully completing the programme should:- within the chronological and geographical parameters of the course, have acquired both specialist knowledge of the history of war and a detailed appreciation of the principal developments in warfare;- be fully cognizant of the historiography and key concepts in the history of war;- appreciate the place and role of military history within the overall context of the global history of from the Middle Ages to the present;- be able to critically read and employ primary and secondary sources to solve problems;- be capable of undertaking primary research and constructing a 15,000-word dissertation from that material;- have mastered the essentials required to undertake research into the history of war at a more advanced level.
Transferable (key) skills
Taught Masters students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- the knowledge and skills required to plan, execute and communicate advanced research in a professional manner, withparticular ability to conduct independent research in their own broad area of historical specialism.- advanced skills in the locating, processing, analysing and communicating large bodies of material, for a specific purpose, in an orderly, efficient and professional manner.- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms of history.