Conflict and War

  • Conflict & War

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  • Wide range of modules, focusing on lots of different places, themes, subjects and people, from Haig to Hitler, Alexander to the A-Bomb, and Caesar to Churchill

  • Chance to study war and conflict across a broad sweep of history, all the way back to antiquity through to the Middle Ages and right up to the present day

  • Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own favourite topics and interests

  • Hands-on approach and innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials

  • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects 

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Take a Different Approach to Your Studies

Conflict and War draws upon a broad collection of expertise from across numerous subjects including;

We offer a range of pathways that give students the opportunity to diversify their studies in different subject areas. Modern History pathways include: PoliticsEconomicsHumanitarianism and Law, and International Development.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: 9C3R
UCAS Code (Foundation): CWF1
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

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  • Conflict and War allows you to study a part of history rarely focussed on within school. The varied topics and small class size makes this a thoroughly enjoyable degree programme

    RoryBA Conflict and War

The Conflict and War programme introduces students to the history of warfare from the ancient world all the way through to the modern period. It considers the nature of warfare, the ethics and morality of killing, the literature of war and theories of war and strategy.

The degree is an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of an exciting subject through specialist modules and independent research, where you can further explore conflict according to your own personal interests.

The programme draws upon a broad collection of expertise from across numerous subjects including:

Relevant modules offered in 2018–19 include:

  • Age of Revolution: Transformation and Change in Europe and Beyond, c. 1789–1848
  • Age of Extremes: A World at War, c. 1914–1991
  • Age of Empire: The Colonial Project and the Humanities
  • Warfare: Theory, Strategy and Ethics
  • In the Beginning was Napoleon: State, Economy and Nation-Building in Europe, c. 1815–1914
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Understanding the Enlightenment
  • Britain and the Great War
  • How Soon Is Then? Thatcher, Reagan and the Legacies of the 1980s
  • From Empire to Nation: Modern History of China
  • The Political System of the People’s Republic of China
  • Using the Past to Serve the Present: History, Historiography and Heritage in the Chinese World
  • Archives: Practice and Operation (Roderic Bowen Library and Archives)
  • Putting the Past to Work: Heritage-Led Regeneration and Place-Making
  • Exploring Muslim Societies in the Modern World
  • Islam in the West
  • The Modern Middle East: Religion, Culture and Politics

Reasons to choose this course include:

  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Wide range of modules
  • Immersive block teaching
  • Taught by lecturers who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Opportunities explore your favourite subjects and interests
  • Training in historical research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • Field trips and visits to archives and record offices
  • Study in a region particularly well served by battle sites, castles and the remains/echoes of conflict.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to studying and understanding war and conflict

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

You will develop powers of analysis, logical thought and evidence-based argument within a supportive and encouraging environment. These skills of communication, understanding, analysis and self-management will provide you with a passport into employment and/or further study. Modern History equips students for jobs in fields such as museum and archive work, journalism, law, banking, local politics, all types of administrative work, marketing and advertising, and teaching. At Lampeter, we have a strong track-record of helping students progress to postgraduate study in Modern History – both at MA and PhD level.

Career routes for Conlifcy and War graduates include:

  • Academia
  • Armed Forces 
  • Business
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Local government
  • Politics
  • Postgraduate research
  • Teaching



UK/EU Tuition Fees
Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees
Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

The Faculty has estimated on the assumption that students buy new copies of the books. Students may also choose to spend money on printing drafts of work.

Students may spend up to £300 per year on books and additional related materials.

Students are expected to submit 2 hard copies of their final project, the estimated cost for binding these is £20.

Optional Field trip:

Faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and fieldtrip options available both locally and internationally. The Faculty subsidises these trips but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. Below are the upper end of expected costs based on where students have currently done placements.

Individual trips: c. £5-£50

Fieldtrip module: c. £500-£700

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Chinese Civilisation and History at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.