12 months
16350 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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An War and Society (by Research) programme from Swansea University enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.

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The War and Society (by Research) programme from Swansea University represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Our dynamic research environment is driven by committed staff who are all active researchers with a diverse range of interests and expertise including:

  • American Civil War
  • Spanish Civil War
  • the impact of war on society
  • conflict and legal structures
  • armed conflict and post-war reconstruction in Africa
  • European diplomatic history
  • Strategic Studies
  • A number of research groups also offer focus and community for staff and postgraduates:
  • The Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory Research Group (CRAM)
  • International Studies, Conflict and Security (ISCAS)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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