M.A. On Campus

Military History

University of Chester

12 months
13450 GBP/year
6885 GBP/year
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The Military History programme offered by the University of Chester provides a firm and varied grounding in the theory and academic practice of Military History. Certain aspects and periods of warfare are considered in depth.


Career Prospects

The Military History MA from University of Chester engages with traditional military history – campaigns, generalship, tactics and weaponry, for example. However, as the renowned 19th-century German military theoretician Carl von Clausewitz argued, "War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means".

Accordingly, the course embraces scholarship more broadly viewing the place and effect of war and of the military within society as a whole, including logistical, economic, political and motivational themes; approaches collectively now considered as forming ‘new military history’.

University Centre Shrewsbury allows you to study at the heart of a rich military heritage. The town of Shrewsbury, the county of Shropshire, and the wider region have a Military History spanning at least 2,000 years. The shire has one of the highest concentrations anywhere of prehistoric Hillforts, and the Roman Army left its impact on the landscape.

Shropshire is densely studded with earthwork and stone-built Medieval castles, and was heavily fought over during the English Civil War. The remains of military installations from both 20th-century World Wars still feature in the Shropshire countryside. Shrewsbury as the county town has had a long relationship with both the regular and part-time British armed forces.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Military History Research Dissertation
  • The British Wars, 1637-1651
  • The American Civil War, 1861-1865
  • The Theory and History of Western Warfare
  • The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front, 1914-1918
  • From Irish Republican Army to Army of the Irish Republic
  • Research Methods and Skills in History

Key information


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

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 any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. 
  • Consideration will 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. Admission is by written application and interview.


  • 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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    13450 GBP/year
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  • National

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

Living costs for Shrewsbury

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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