War and Society

School of History and Cultures

This module provides a critical introduction to the historical study of warfare and its consequences. It considers a range of issues which cut across the pre-modern and modern worlds to explore significant issues for anyone interested in large-scale conflicts and their wider impacts. It typically considers ethics, varied forms of warfare and strategic thought, the economics of war, and the interactions of conflict with issues of race, religion and gender, as well as forms of opposition to conflict, and conflict resolution.


20 credits 

Contact time

3 hours per week, including one in a small group


2,500 word essay and 2 hour exam


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