With Britain having recently been more heavily involved in overseas wars than at any point in the last half century, the University of Buckingham has launched a Masterís degree in Modern War Studies based at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London. The course commences in late September 2012 with three Ďresearch skills seminarsí and after a year of supervised independent research, culminates with the studentís submission of a dissertation. During the first six months, candidates are encouraged to attend a series of guest seminars and dinners at which some of the most eminent names in the field present papers. This series of talks examines why and how modern wars are fought, and the principal influences that will affect the conduct of war Ė and Britainís role Ė in the future.
For Masterís degree candidates the core of the programme is the writing, under supervision, of the dissertation on a subject chosen by the student in the field of Modern War Studies. Subject to approval by the Course Director, the topic to be examined in the dissertation can address any aspect of warfare since 1945, and the precise topic is usually formulated in a process of discussion with the Course Director and/or the studentís supervisor.
For those who wish to attend the seminars and dinners, but do not have time to complete the coursework involved in the MA programme, it is possible to register for the course as an Associate Student. This status enables Associate Students to attend the seminars and to meet the guest lecturers, but not to proceed to the MA degree.
Department of International Studies
University of Buckingham
Buckingham MK18 1EG
Tel. +44 (0)1280 820120
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