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Global Military Veteran and Family Studies, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Global Military Veteran and Family Studies programme at Anglia Ruskin University can be accessed worldwide and takes a global perspective of civilian and military veteran and family well-being. We're the first university in the UK to offer a fully globalised course, developed in collaboration with institutions in India, Australia and the United States.


The Global Military Veteran and Family Studies programme at Anglia Ruskin University has evolved in keeping with ongoing military strategy which considers culture as a tool of war, along with soft diplomacy and health engagement. Our course is delivered in close collaboration with key military educational institutions in the United States, Australia and India and delivered from a cross disciplinary perspective of social policy, military strategy, psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, leadership and education.

The curriculum is founded upon the concept of a ‘global veteran’ encompassing military and civilian personnel who have deployed to conflict zones, delivered humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, peace-making and policing at both home and abroad. The course is aimed at both military and civilian personnel who are involved in the care and well-being of the ‘global veteran’ and those caught in the crossfire, such as refugees and government and non-government workers. We strongly encourage applications from international students currently or who would like to work in this field, as we appreciate that care of the ‘global veteran’ and their families is a worldwide phenomenon.


Our postgraduate course will equip you to make an impact on knowledge, policy, research and education in veteran wellbeing around the globe that will benefit provision for veterans and their families. Graduates will be well placed to assume positions with global institutions such as the UN, WHO, Academia, NHS and civilian and military led government and non-government organisations.

On graduation at PG Cert level you will find you have new perceptions of the services you take responsibility for, allowing you to think differently about both your client group and your choice of helping strategies. You’ll gain increased ability to focus on the specialist experience of the client group and to adjust services where necessary.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Military Life and Experience of the Global Veteran
  • Transition and Assimilation of the Global Veteran
  • Veteran Global Health as a Human security Issue
  • Military and Veteran Global Health and Welfare
  • Research Methods
  • Masters Dissertation - Military Vet

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.
  • Alternatively, we welcome applications from candidates with equivalent field experience in a military, government, non-government, or third sector role.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2234 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2234 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2234 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2234 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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