What is a Master in Military Science?

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Military Science is the study of war, armed conflicts, defence systems, and military tactics. It focuses on two primary goals: improving the country’s security measures and developing new armament and military equipment.

Military Science finds answers to questions like: How can we improve the Armed Forces? How can we develop weapons that reduce the risk of injury for soldiers? Are autonomous war machines a solution for the future? Which are the latest and most dangerous security threats?

Students can choose from several Military Science branches: Military History, War Studies, Armed Forces, Security and Strategic Intelligence, and others. Some universities also offer mixed programmes, such as Diplomacy and Military Science or International Politics and Military Affairs.

A typical Military Science curriculum includes subjects like Leadership Development, Military Law, Terrorism, Military History, Cyber Crime, Military Ethics, Tactical Operations, Peacekeeping and Peace-making, Army Management and Administration, Military Training, Defence Economy, etc.

Possible careers for graduates of military science include: air force scientist, researcher, naval science officer, military engineer, advisor for various official organisations (Aviation, Field Artillery, Air Defence Artillery, Military Police), high positions in all branches of government (administrative, judicial and legislative).

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Military Science. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Military Science.

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