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    Hey everyone, I am applying to Glasgow for War Studies and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on it.
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    History mainly isn't it? It's good to specialise in a specific area of history, I don't see why War Studies would be different.
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    I'm doing war studies at Hull but I'd presume the course runs along similar lines.

    While there's an element of military history it goes much deeper than that. You will learn about the cause and conduct of war and how war has shaped the international system. So you will probably be sitting modules on foreign policy and international relations as well as modules specialising in the theory of war, for example; air power, sea power, limited war, just war, asymmetric war, counter-insurgency warfare, etc. Its a huge topic.

    It's fascinating stuff especially if you're considering a future career in the military.
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    Hmmm....I wouldn't say war studies is limited to just history. I'm sure there's a lot of politics and international relations in there also (possibly more than history). I'm moving this to the Glasgow subforum, you'll may get a better response there from students on the course or those with friends who may be on the degree. There'll still be a redirect from the history subforum though.
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    I have a friend who's doing War Studies, he seems to like it.
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    (Original post by watari)
    Hey everyone, I am applying to Glasgow for War Studies and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on it.
    I know this is hopelessly out of date- but the War Studies course is an MLitt (postgrad degree), so you cannot study it as an undergraduate, you'll need a 2:1 honours degree minimum. Its taught in the dept. of History, but there is a rake of modules you can take as options in the politics and economics departments. Details are here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/ta...ts/warstudies/

    Will Mulligan has now left, but you can email him in University College Dublin I guess if you want more info. He's a friend of mine, so I can always ask him nicely... Dr Ball is now in charge of the course, his details are on the history staff pages.
 
 
 
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