This programme is delivered through our Centre for War Studies, so you’ll be taught by academics who are experts in their field.
Each of the taught modules will be delivered through three intense Saturday Schools, held at the National Army Museum in London, between 10am and 5.00pm. The Saturday Schools will involve lectures, student presentations, student-led discussion and small group workshops. Prior to the start of each module, students will receive a Module Handbook, detailing teaching arrangements and providing a full reading list.
Even though you are primarily taught in London, you will have access to the University of Birmingham’s campus in Edgbaston and all the facilities and resources that it has to offer.
We have three teaching terms per year, the autumn, spring and summer terms. Term dates can be found on our website.
As a full-time student, you will typically take three modules in each of the first two terms, followed by your dissertation. If you are a part-time student, you will typically take three modules across each year, followed by your dissertation.
Each module represents a total of 200 hours of study time, including preparatory reading, homework and assignment preparation.
Support with academic writing
As a postgraduate student in the College of Arts and Law, you have access to the Academic Writing Advisory Service (AWAS) which aims to help your transition from undergraduate to taught Masters level, or back into academia after time away. The service offers guidance on writing assignments and dissertations for your MA/MSc programme with individual support from an academic writing advisor via tutorials, email and the provision of online materials.
International students can access support for English Language development and skills through the Birmingham International Academy (BIA).