This course provides an in-depth introduction into the disciplines of military history and strategic studies. It aims to immerse students in the study of conflict from the late 1700s to the present-day, providing them with an overview of the development of modern warfare and also the skills necessary to analyse modern conflicts.
The course is taught through a series of modules including "The evolution of modern warfare, 1789-1918", "Modern Warfare, 1918-present" and "Strategic Studies". These modules provide an introduction to the key concepts, theories and debates in this field. No specialist knowledge is required and this MA course will appeal to anyone interested in history, international relations, security studies and war studies.
There are a number of site visits associated with this course including a trip to the "Soldiers and Chiefs" exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland. In recent years, the course has also included field trips to the D-Day landing sites in Normandy and the battlefields of "Operation Market-Garden" in the Netherlands.
The course has attracted international students and significant links have been forged with military academies in the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.