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War in the Modern World

A young boy armed with a rifle in the 1991–2000 Sierra Leone conflict

A young fighter in Sierra Leone’s civil war. (PA Photos)

War in the Modern World is a fully online two-year part-time MA degree that offers well-designed, engaging and flexible learning for everyone interested in warfare from 1945 to the present day. It is a rigorous, academically testing but hugely rewarding programme.

Programme Structure

Exit awards

PG Diploma: Classified PG diploma may be offered to a student who has obtained 120 credits from any combination of modules.

PG Certificate: Classified PG certificate may be offered to a student who has obtained 60 credits from taught modules.

On completion of only one year’s study of 60 credits you would be awarded a Certificate. All modules 20 credits.

Year 1 comprises:

  • Term 1: Required module 1: History of Contemporary Warfare 1: the early Cold War, 1945-1975
  • Term 2: Required module 2: History of Contemporary Warfare 2: from Cold War to War on Terror, 1975-2011
  • Term 3: choice of option module (not all modules offered all terms):
      • 7SSWM152: Air Power Studies 1: the Quest to Remove Battle from War
      • 7SSWM153: Air Power Studies 2: Case Studies of Integrated Air Power
      • 7SSWM179: Strategic Dimensions of Contemporary Warfare
      • 7SSWM182: Middle Eastern Security
      • 7SSWM183: African Security
      • 7SSWM184: South Asian Security
      • 7SSWM186: International Law and the Use of Force
      • 7SSWM187: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
      • 7SSWM199: Intelligence in War and Peace
      • 7SSWM200: Seapower
      • 7SSWM225: War Crimes, Transitional Justice and Human Rights
      • 7SSWM229: Conflict in Russia and the Post-Soviet Space

On completion of two years’ study of 120 credits, that does not include the Dissertation, you would be awarded a Diploma.

Year 2 comprises:

  • Terms, 1, 2 and 3: choice of option modules (not all modules offered in all terms):
      • 7SSWM152: Air Power Studies 1: the Quest to Remove Battle from War
      • 7SSWM153: Air Power Studies 2: Case Studies of Integrated Air Power
      • 7SSWM179: Strategic Dimensions of Contemporary Warfare
      • 7SSWM182: Middle Eastern Security
      • 7SSWM183: African Security
      • 7SSWM184: South Asian Security
      • 7SSWM186: International Law and the Use of Force
      • 7SSWM187: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
      • 7SSWM199: Intelligence in War and Peace
      • 7SSWM200: Seapower
      • 7SSWM225: War Crimes, Transitional Justice and Human Rights
      • 7SSWM229: Conflict in Russia and the Post-Soviet Space

On completion of the full programme of study of 180 credits including the Dissertation of 60 credits you would be awarded the MA War in the Modern World.

Module outlines, fees, entry requirements

For further details of the programme structure, module outlines, fees and entry requirements, please see the online Prospectus.

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