12 months
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19740 GBP/year
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About

What is the human experience – and cost – of war? Looking beyond the dates and battlefield details of typical military history, this War, Culture and Society MA offered by the University of Essex raises urgent questions about why societies go to war. You will engage with diverse perspectives on violence and conflict in the modern period, and examine case studies from all over the world.

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Overview

Drawing on our expertise across a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, law, sociology and psychoanalytic studies, you will consider the effects of war on different scales, from the individual to the global, and on different groups. Some of the key questions we will consider include:

  • What did it mean to be a woman in the First World War – as a worker, grieving mother, or a combatant?
  • How does psychological trauma and physical disability impact on veterans today?
  • How is wartime service remembered and commemorated, privately and politically?
  • Why are some groups excluded from popular representations of war – and how does the picture change once they are included?

Why we're great

  • This unique War, Culture and Society MA offered by the University of Essex looks at the impact of war on humanity – and draws on a variety of disciplines of study to give a rounded view
  • This MA has real-world value: begin your training in conflict resolution and develop your psychoanalytical skills, while developing your academic abilities
  • Work alongside scholars at the cutting-edge of historical communication

Your future

We have excellent links with the research community, both in the UK and worldwide, so many of our students have gone on to teach in higher education institutions. Others have found employment in archives, research, managing research funds, other forms of educational provision, the Civil Service, the National Health Service, and management.

We also work with our Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Making History, Sharing History: Sources, Methods, and Audiences for Historical Research
  • Approaches to War, Culture and Society
  • War and Medicine
  • War and Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • War and Memory: Remembering, Commemorating, and Contesting the Past
  • Human Rights, Social Justice and Social Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 Degree in History or a related subject such as: Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Foreign Language with Literature content Law, Literature, Politics or Sociology.
  • Will consider applicants with an unrelated degree but relevant work experience in for example museums or libraries.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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