• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Through flexible distance learning, you'll explore 400 years of naval history, take a deep dive into the subject through our links with the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and HMS Warrior, and get expert teaching from naval experts and curators.

In this Naval History degree course at University of Portsmouth you'll study subjects such as the Royal Navy's importance to British and global history, and how the navy is represented in popular culture. You'll look at Naval life from many perspectives, learn about the lives of ordinary sailors in peace and war, and examine the cult of the naval hero.

When you complete this course, you'll have expertise in British naval history and transferable skills too – like independent learning, written communication, textual analysis and time management – that'll make you an ideal candidate for PhD study, or for a career in fields like journalism, administration or archival and museum curation.

What you will experience?

On this course you'll:

  • Have access to the archives, expertise and galleries of the NMRN and HMS Warrior
  • Make the most of our links with domestic and international maritime museums, including opportunities to go on field trips and behind the scenes tours
  • Learn about key areas of Royal Navy history, from the early modern period to present day
  • Develop your ability to carry out historical research and interpret multi-archive sources
  • Get transferable skills which will help in your future career
  • Use our extensive interactive resources, including unique primary sources, secondary literature, and video clips of experts in the field
  • Use of our huge collection of digital archival material from the University Library to aid your research
  • Write a dissertation based on your own research
  • Be supported by staff and experts through seminars, field trips and remote learning

Career

The transferrable skills that you develop on this course will make you an excellent candidate for a number of careers, including:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Archive and museum work
  • Civil service
  • Armed forces
  • Research

Other graduates have continued their studies to PhD level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Naval History Research Skills
  • Rise and Fall: Naval Hegemony and Decline: 1815-1960
  • The Wooden Walls - The Royal Navy Under Sail: 1500-1815
  • Dissertation or Major Naval History Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in History or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience in a relevant field such as heritage or the navy and armed forces. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Distance learning part time: £2,250 

Funding

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