This course equips students with a detailed knowledge of forms of war and conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary. It provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms. As well as specific subject knowledge, graduates will develop a wide range of transferable skills including technological proficiency as reflected in the subject and university commitment to blended learning.
Year 1 focuses on British politics and the introduction of different theories and methodologies applicable to further studies in Politics and students are introduced to the main theories and debates that underpin the discipline of War Studies.
Year 2 allows student to focus on international politics, political ideologies and the connection between politics and conflict in relation to the Cold War and aspects of counterinsurgency. Students can examine issues such as the use of war gaming for military and recreational purposes; the causes and threat of terrorism and examine the battle for Normandy (including a week-long fieldtrip).
Year 3 provides students with the opportunity to select from a variety of modules including, in-depths studies of particular conflicts and how it is possible to move from overt conflict to `low level’ conflict and democratic negotiation in Northern Ireland and the prospects for a similar evolution in the Middle East, wider issues related to conflict resolution; propaganda; Germany 1929-1949; the barbarisation of warfare; and the American civil war.
The War Studies and Politics team are research- active with specialisms in the areas of conflict resolution, military strategy and tactics and terrorism.
An innovative, evolving and well-resourced course, which combines the breadth of the Politics curriculum with the expertise gained from the longest running undergraduate War Studies degree programme in the UK
This degree is located in the School of Law, Social Science and Communications which has a well-established tradition of student support in terms of academic counselling and skills development including `one-to-one’ student skills support.
A recent Politics graduate stated that …`the contribution of Wolverhampton University’s lecturers to my personal development is undeniable and cannot be quantified. The support of the academic staff in terms of both time and effort, was fantastic.’
Many Students in War Studies and Politics go on to post-graduate study including on the MA Conflict Studies at Wolverhampton. Other frequent career paths include local government employment, serving in the armed forces, teaching, administration and management posts
At the completion of the course the student will
Be able to apply his/ her critical and analytic skills in an enterprising manner.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
|Part time #||£2,780|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study