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MA History of Britain and the First World War

MA History of Britain and the First World War

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International History War History

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?


The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has seen interest in the Great War reach unprecedented heights, and the University of Wolverhampton is very pleased to announce a new Part Time Masters programme exploring the History of Britain and the First World War.

This is an exciting new programme delivered by a truly world-class team of scholars. Led by Professor Gary Sheffield, it includes Professor Stephen Badsey and Dr Spencer Jones, Professor Peter Simkins, Dr John Bourne, Professor John Buckley and Dr Laura Ugolini. This is the strongest cluster of scholars specialising in the military history of the First World War to be found in any conventional UK university, and the team will be supported by a number of prestigious guest speakers. A particular strength of the programme is the quality of the teaching. You can watch lectures on aspects of the First World War given by some of the team here: Aspects of the history of the First World War

University of Wolverhampton's cluster of First World War historians have excellent links within the wider historical community at home and overseas. Links with the military are very strong.

Career Paths

Successful completion of this course will enhance your career prospects. It will be particularly relevant to researchers, journalists, political and central government professionals, civil servants, military professionals, conflict resolution and NGO workers, charity and campaign workers. Attainment of the MA degree could also lead to doctoral research.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



The objective of this module is to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the strategic and military issues involved in the British Empire’s war between 1914 and 1918. By the end of the module students should be capable of demonstrating a clear understanding of these issues and to be able to critically evaluate the historiography of the subject. The module also aims to introduce students to a wide range of historical interpretations, thereby providing a broad knowledge of the various schools of thought on the subject. Students will critically analyse these differing interpretations and draw their own conclusions which will be presented in the form of oral presentations and a final essay. The ability to evaluate differing interpretations and synthesize a conclusion is particularly relevant to students planning a career in academia, professional analysis, or research in an applied setting.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Standard full-time fee is £13,650 and it is a guide for part time students. The tuition fee charged in subsequent years will be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant degree is desirable, but applicants with other qualifications and non-graduates will be considered on individual merits.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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