MA Military History

University of Buckingham
Length: 1 year
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master Degree
Location: London
Language: English

Description of MA Military History

This MA degree in Military History does not offer systematic instruction in the facts of history; instead, the emphasis is on independent research. The programme is London-based and directed by one of the country’s finest military historians, Professor Saul David. The lectures offered by the Course Director will be supplemented by a series of ten guest seminars by some of the most eminent scholars and authors in the field.

This Military History MA is a groundbreaking programme: the first one-year Research MA in Military History, and the first with an integral course of seminars by visiting lecturers of international repute.

The Military History MA is assessed fully on the minimum 20,000 words final thesis. This must be an independent work, the supervisor may offer advice on refining the topic (if necessary), on primary sources, on secondary reading, on research techniques and on writing the final text. Supervisors and students will meet frequently throughout the year, and not less than twice a term; and the supervisor shall always be the student’s primary contact for academic advice and support.

Each seminar (approximately 90 minutes) is followed by a post-seminar dinner, at the Cavalry and Guards Club, for those who wish to attend, where there will be an opportunity to continue the seminar discussion in an informal environment. Attendance at these dinners is entirely at the choice of the student, and their cost is not covered by the tuition fee.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the MA in Military History must meet the following requirements:

  • First or Second Class honours degree or relevant experience
  • IELTS of 6.5 or TOEFL of 233

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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