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Military Strategy (Module)

Module description

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.


The aims of this module are to:

  • provide students with a coherent overview of strategic theory and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day;
  • provide students with a theoretical framework around which historical knowledge and contemporary events can be organized and interpreted;
  • foster amongst students the capacity for analysis, judgement and communication at a level commensurate with undergraduate study.

Upon successfully completing this module, students will have:

  • understood the important role that strategy plays at the interface between the political and military spheres of activity;
  • identified major continuities and discontinuities in the theory and practice of strategy since the eighteenth century;
  • understood the role of political and technical factors in shaping the character of strategic theory and practice;
  • practised a range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills, through participation in classes and through the preparation and submission of course work. 

Staff information

Dr John Stone*

Teaching pattern

Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a Full Year 30-credit module, this will equate to 40 hours of teaching time (2 hours per week) with 260 hours of self study.

Module assessment - more information

Coursework & Exam*

Key information

Module code 5SSW2056

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module Yes