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Military History and Strategic Studies

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This Military History and Strategic Studies course at Maynooth University provides an in-depth introduction into the disciplines of military history and strategic studies.

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Overview

It aims to immerse students in the study of conflict from the late 1700s to the present-day, providing them with an overview of the development of modern warfare and also the skills necessary to analyse modern conflicts.

This Military History and Strategic Studies course at  Maynooth University   is taught through a series of modules including “Modern Warfare I”, “Modern Warfare II” and “Strategic & Security Studies”. These modules provide an introduction to the key concepts, theories and debates in this field. No specialist knowledge is required and this MA programme will appeal to anyone interested in history, international relations, security studies and war studies.

The programme has attracted international students and significant links have been forged with military academies in the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.

Assessment is through a mix of written assignments and in-class presentations. Students also develop a 20,000 word thesis on a subject of their choice. There is much emphasis on independent study.

Career:

Graduates from this programme have gone on to work in IT, academic administration, third level education, the heritage industry, the Civil Service and also in the defence sector.

Military officers from the Irish Defence Forces, the USA and Germany have attended this programme for career advancement purposes.

Many graduates have engaged in further postgraduate research and have enrolled in PhD programmes in Maynooth University and elsewhere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Warfare 
  • Strategic And Security Studies
  • Medieval Ireland Elective 
  • Readings In Modern European History 
  • Skills And Methods In History
  • Readings in Modern European History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal admission requirement is for at least a Second Class Honours degree in history or other related disciplines within the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates may be asked to attend an interview.
  • Individuals who do not meet the specified criteria may be accepted on a case-by-case basis where they are able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience. Such candidates may be asked to provide an example of their written work and to attend an interview.
  • Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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