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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