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War, Conflict and Society

University of Chester

12 months
13450 GBP/year
6885 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The War, Conflict and Society programme offered by the University of Chester will challenge you to think critically about the impact of warfare on past societies and how the historical legacies of conflict resonate in our world today.


It offers a broad and in-depth exploration of these themes, allowing you to gain advanced expertise in historical research and scholarship.

Career Prospects

The War, Conflict and Society programme at the University of Chester offers an excellent opportunity to explore the social history of warfare within a European and a global context. This broad historical narrative will provide you with the opportunity to study specific themes in depth, to understand the form and nature of warfare through the ages, and to contribute to the academic debate surrounding the relationship between conflict and society.

The County of Cheshire has had a long association with war and conflict. Chester has been the site of a siege, of convalescence and a reception centre for refugees displaced by conflict, and is also home to the Cheshire Military Museum and archive.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Defending the Realm: Fortifications in the Landscape
  • Transformation and Impact: War and Chivalry in the Later Middle Ages
  • The Vietnam War
  • A Divided Past: Post War Germany and the Nazi Past
  • Love, Hate and Everything in Between: Emotions in Early Modern Europe
  • Approaches to the Historiography of War, Conflict and Society
  • War, Conflict and Society: Key Skills and Approaches
  • The Aliens Debates: Britain and Immigration at the Fin de Siecle

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualification is required.
  • Consideration will also be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.


  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6885 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6885 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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