Conflict and War, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

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About Conflict and War at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

The BA in Conflict and War will introduce students to a range of subjects and topics related to war, warfare and the history of conflict. The course is wide-ranging in its scope and will include studies drawn from the ancient world, the medieval period, the early modern and the modern. The programme is able to draw upon a broad collection of expertise from across snumerous subjects which include Philosophy, History, Ancient History, Archaeology, English, Theology and Medieval Studies, to create an innovative, broadly-based and interdisciplinary course.

Running through the programme will be several subject threads. For example, the ethics of war and its nature, including various theories surrounding what is warfare, will be introduced to students at level 4 in the module Ethics and Theories of Warfare, then explored further at level 5 in the History and Theory of Genocide and then at level 6 in Terrorism. Similarly the literature of war will be introduced in the first year in the module War in History, then in the second year with War literature and then Wars of the Roses at level 6.

Thus running through each level is an analysis of war during the ancient, medieval and ancient and modern period that comes at the topic from a different direction and perspective. In other words, the programme will offer a rich, broad-based and inter-disciplinary engagement with the history, nature and ethics of conflict.

Key Features

Reasons to choose this course include:

  • Students on the course have the advantage of studying in a region particularly well served by battle sites, castles and the remains/echoes of conflict.
  • Various opportunities for study visits and field trips, including such places as national parks, sites of battles, world war two installations, local heritage centres, museums, such as the military museum in Brecon (home of the South Wales Borderers whose most famous action was at Rorke's Drift in 1876), the National Library of Wales, castles and cathedrals.
  • Students will be able to study a variety of different subjects, battles and events relating to war and warfare over a broad sweep of history.
  • Small classes with interactive learning.
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme.
  • Training in historical research methods.
  • Use of local record office and museum resources.


Typical modules include:

  • Theories and Ethics of War
  • War in History
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Defenders, Conquerors and Vanquished
  • War, politics and society, 1774-1945
  • Battlefield Archaeology
  • Knights and Castles
  • War Literature
  • Terrorism
  • Roman Imperialism
  • Armies and Navies: studies in ancient Warfare
  • History and theory of Genocide

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Errietta Bissa
  • Dr Lester Mason
  • Dr Jeremy Smith


Assessment methods

The course draws upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats, from essays (ranging from 1,500 words up to 3,500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1,000-word analyses, reflective journals, document analysis, palaeography, to oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations.

In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.

Learning and Teaching methods

Teaching methods are designed to provide interest, variety and academic curiosity. Seminars, workshops and small group work are our principal means of teaching, though supported by lectures, field trips, revision and study groups. We also offer one-to-one tutorials in which you can discuss aspects of your own written work, such as help with the structuring of essays, or writing technique or feedback advice on a specific assignment.

Career Opportunities

The Careers Service subscribes to a range of careers databases and networks to ensure that you benefit from having access to the latest information. The Careers team is able to help you to identify and plan your career by matching your interests and course of study to relevant jobs. The service also includes assistance with writing applications and CVs, interview techniques, Professional Development Planning (PDP), as well as general careers counselling for individuals and groups. More specifically the course offers employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Journalism
  • Armed forces
  • The heritage sector
  • Museum and archival work
  • Tourism and heritage management
  • The civil service
  • Local government administration
  • Business and finance

Further Information

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Chinese Civilisation and History at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.

Related Courses

  • BA Ancient History
  • BA History
  • BA Medieval Studies
  • BA Ancient and Medieval History
  • BA Modern Historical Studies

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14900 per year

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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