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Military History, BA (Hons)

University of Kent, the United Kingdom

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About Military History, BA (Hons) - at University of Kent

Study war and its effects in the inspiring location of historic Canterbury, with Roman forts and Cold War nuclear bunkers on your doorstep, as well as the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars.

Explore hundreds of years of history, or focus on particular themes that fascinate you. Military History is so much more than just battle tactics; you'll take a journey through time from the fifth century to present day, and develop an understanding of the wider social, ethical and political contexts of warfare.

'It's quite a small group compared to some other courses - there are only about 50 of us - which is one of the reasons I chose it; I love history and knew classes would be smaller doing this subject so you'd get more one-to-one teaching.'

Jenny Kent, BA Military History

A wide range of choice and only a few compulsory modules means you'll tailor your degree to your interests.

In your first year, you'll be introduced to historiography, equipping you with the skills you need to study the subject at a higher level. You'll also explore the British army since its formation.

A range of modules allows you to explore worldwide history from the fifth century to present day, from American civil war to the Wars of the Roses, and the Cold War to the Norman Conquest. In your second and third years you can delve into more specialist areas such from Communism to how the British media reports on war. You might also study abroad; a great opportunity to discover a new culture, showing future employers that can adapt to a new environment. Or you might do a placement year in industry.

In your final year, you complete a dissertation or extended essay in a subject of your choice, supported by a supervisor.

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The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships. The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree starting in September 2024, based at our UK campuses. Find out how to apply.

For international students starting a postgraduate taught course in September 2024 at one of our UK campuses, we have several scholarships available. Check if you are eligible to apply and get more information on our scholarship's webpages.  

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Inspirational teaching - Patrique Tanque from Brazil is studying for a BSc in Forensic Chemistry.

“Choosing Kent was an easy decision. The forensic programmes are ranked among the best in the UK and have a high graduate employment rate.

“The teachers bring fresh ideas and up-to-date materials from real cases to enrich the lectures. They are keen to help out and always make sure we are getting plenty of support.

“I was very fortunate to be awarded an International Scholarship, which meant I could dedicate myself to my studies.”

Academic excellence - Stephanie Bourgeois from France is studying for a BSc in Biochemistry.

“I like the approach to teaching here; academics are happy to answer questions and to interact with students. I find the lectures very motivational, they pique your curiosity and for me the exciting bit is going to the library and pursuing the things you are interested in.

“The lecturers at Kent are excellent. You get to know them well and, as you move through the course, they are able to guide you towards projects, ideas or career paths that they think you will like.”

Specialist research - Sally Gao from China is studying for a PhD in Electronic Engineering.

“I have been very lucky with my supervisor, Professor Yong Yan, who is a world-class expert and the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in instrumentation and measurement.

“Professor Yong Yan has helped me to become a better researcher. I am inspired by his novel ideas and constructive suggestions. Under his supervision, my confidence has grown through such milestones as my first set of experiments, writing my first research paper and attending my first conference.”

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