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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

War Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MA in War and Society is a truly unique course exploring seismic events that sparked violent change throughout the course of human history. You will attempt to investigate what war means, and discover a meaningful definition. Analysed through multiple contexts including the political, social, cultural, technological, historical, and military and media, you will learn how messages can be distorted in subtle and sophisticated ways.

The Graduate Centre of the College of Arts and Humanities is designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of an international standard. It offers a supportive environment for those pursuing postgraduate research and taught master’s study, as well as training to enhance academic and professional development.

You will develop a deep level of knowledge around war and society, as well as excellent oral, writing and research skills. Graduates of the MA in War and Society go on to careers in government and politics, humanitarian organisations, military organisations, business and media.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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War, Identity and Society - Core
War, Technology and Culture - Core
Research on War and Society - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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