This specialised course combines the history, philosophy and ethics of war. The degree is wide-ranging in its scope and will include studies drawn from the ancient world, the medieval, early modern and modern periods and across a broad range of subjects.
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course?
A 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
A 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
A chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects
What you will learn
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.
Judaism: From 70 CE to the Present Day (20 credits; optional)
Post-Colonial States and Civil Society (20 credits; optional)
Routes and Roots of the Black Atlantic: Cultural Histories of the African Diaspora (20 credits; optional)
The Ethics of Life and Death: Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (20 credits; optional)
The Irish Question 1886-1998: from Charles Parnell to the Good Friday Agreement (20 credits; optional)
The Life and Times of Caesar and Cicero (20 credits; optional).
Prospective students should be aware of the following:
Not all optional modules are offered every year
Optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student numbers
Language modules are optional/compulsory/core according to linguistic ability
There are many Level 5 and Level 6 versions of the same module. Students can only take this module once; this depends on which year the modules are offered in.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways. It will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1,000 to 4,000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal 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.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
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 levels.
Career routes for Conlifcy and War graduates include:
Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
Law and advocacy
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
The faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and field trip options available both locally and internationally. Thus students can opt to take either more expensive or less expensive placements. The Faculty subsidises these 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.
Fieldwork (depending on where the student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500 - £1,500
Our students do not explore all forms of human social and cultural behaviour by simply sitting and listening to how other anthropologists understand the world, they experience what is to live like them themselves.
We focus particularly on applying and engaging with theory to address social issues. We recognise that practical, first-hand engagement with ‘other’ cultures is the best way to understand the anthropological endeavour. If you choose to study with us you will be given plenty of opportunity to be an anthropologist — by applying the knowledge you learn in the classroom in the ‘real’ world.