You will study four core modules:
- Historical Methods
- Research Skills: Dissertation Preparation
- Economics of War
- Writing the History of Warfare (for students who have not taken the BA War Studies degree at the University of Birmingham) OR Advanced Option – History (for students who have taken the BA War Studies degree at the University of Birmingham)*
* Advanced Option – History can be taken in the Autumn or Spring term. A range of Advanced Options on the History of Warfare are available, including: 'The United States and World War II'; and 'Military Revolutions and the Conduct of War, c.1300-1650'.
You will also choose two optional modules, from a range which includes:
- Marlborough's Wars: Sources
- Marlborough's Wars: Essays
- The Sharpe End: The British Army and the Defeat of Napoleon: Sources
- The Sharpe End: The British Army and the Defeat of Napoleon: Essays
- Brass Hats and Frock Coats: British Strategy in the First World War
- The Experience of Air Warfare
Each module is assessed by 4,000-word essay and you will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation.
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2015/16 are currently as follows:
Home / EU £4,052 full-time; £2,026 part-time
Overseas: £13,195 full-time; £6,597.50 part-time
For part-time students, the above fee quoted is for year one only and tuition fees will also be payable in subsequent years of your programme.
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments.
Eligibility for Home/EU or Overseas fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students.
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme
For 2015 entry the University has 224 new £10,000 scholarships available for Masters students from under-represented groups. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government; the allocation of the awards, which is the fourth highest in the UK, further cements Birmingham?s place amongst the very best higher education institutions for postgraduate study. The application deadline is 31 July 2015.
A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other professional qualifications comparable to degree standard would also be considered, e.g., an honours degree or higher degree in a subject other than History, or professional qualifications of degree standard such as law, accountancy, management, or published work in a relevant field. Every submission is considered on its own merits.
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