Over the last century, air power has proved to be one of the most complex and fascinating forms of military capability. It is full of contradictions and controversies. Its reach and versatility make it the most desirable of components; its lack of permanency equally offers real flexibility, but also potential drawbacks. Some issues, such as the strategic bombing of Germany continue to promote ‘savage’ debate. And much has been made of the rhetoric, and of the consequences, of warfare in the third dimension. This exciting MA programme provides a unique opportunity to study the theory, history and practice of air power within the context of War Studies.
You will study six core modules which include:
Air Power theory in the wider context of military thinking
Study of the impact of technology, training and tactics on operations
Political, legal and ethical issues
The experience of air warfare
Each of the modules is assessed by completion of a 4,000-word essay and you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation at the end of your second year.
By the end of the programme, you will have been exposed to many of the debates and issues surrounding air power. You will be able to couch your ideas in relation to the academic literature and structure your responses. You will have learned the necessary research skills to be able work at Masters level and will be able to consider taking your research further at higher levels.
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2013/14 are as follows:
Home / EU: £2,565 part-time
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available.
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International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
A good Honours degree in History or an equivalent 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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