We expect to have a limited number of places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018 on a range of programmes.  Entry requirements might vary from those shown below.  For information on vacancies and applying late or through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

Course Overview

Join us to explore war studies, terrorism, ancient and contemporary war and conflict, human rights and global justice, gender, and conflict in European film. Discover the key human challenges of war, peace and conflict, and its impact on society.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

  • You have a wide choice of modules and will study war and society modules from ancient times to the modern day
  • You will be taught by academic staff who are specialist researchers and teachers from the subjects of American Studies, Classical and Egyptian Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Literature and Media Studies
  • Study a semester abroad during the second year in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore
  • You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support
  • Join in on national and international voluntary archaeological digs 
  • Our Graduates have careers in the armed forces, government and politics, humanitarian organisations, journalism and media and public services.
  • Salary scale - £20,000-£42,000
  • 91% of Graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HUA101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theories of War
HUA102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Warfare in the Modern World
PO-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select two modules from TB1 and one module from TB2 from the list below. Students may take one pair of corresponding Languages for All modules (10cr each) as an alternative to one 20cr module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The American Experience 1492-2000
AM-112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Politics and Society
CLC101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology
CLC102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Transformations of Mythology
CLC103Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric
CLH100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Greek History and Society
CLH150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rome from Village to Empire: An Introduction to Roman History
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
HIH117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Europe: an introduction
HIH118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Early Modern World, 1500-1800
HIH121Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989
HIH124Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern British History
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2
MS-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Media History
PO-125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20What is Politics and International Relations?

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
HUA208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The First world War: Politics, Society and culture in Europe 1870 - 1933
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select two modules from TB1 and two modules from TB2. Students may take one pair of corresponding Languages for All modules (10cr each) as an alternative to one 20cr module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and America
CLH216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
EN-239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20No-Man's Land: Literature of the Great War
HIH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project: History)
HIH2069Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Crusades and the Making of Latin Christendom, 1050-1300
HIH222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815
HIH226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Post-War Reconstruction: Europe 1945 - 1956
HIH240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
HIH274Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conflict & Memory: Europe in the Twentieth Century
HIH278Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791
HUA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Business & Entrepreneurship
ML-227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Conflict in European Film (Modern Languages route)
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2
MS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital Media
MS-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social Media Cultures
PO-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Empire Strikes Back: War, Strategy and the Use of Force in the Post Cold War Era
PO-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Moralities of War and Peace
PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HUA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Portfolio
HUA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Dissertation
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : select 2 x 20cr modules in TB1 and 2 x 20cr modules in TB2 except when selecting HIH3219/20, HIH3353/4, HIH3304/6 which count as two co-requisite 20 credit modules split between TB1 and TB2

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America and the Bomb
AM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and Memory
AM-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and America
HIH3181Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusades
HIH3216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prisoners of War in Twentieth Century Conflicts
HIH3358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23
HUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of Brazil
HUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
HUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy
HUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of War
HUA308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art, Cinema and Music
HUA309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Russian Civil War
MS-306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Digital Futures
PO-3114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The International Politics of Space
PO-3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to Obama
PO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security
OR

Description

Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures up to present contemporary culture. You can tailor your degree to your own interests with a wide variety of topics to choose from.

Entry Requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including BTEC Diploma DMM; International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

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 the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Student Quotes

“I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of modules on offer for BA War and Society course, spanning the whole of history from ancient warfare right up to modern day warfare. The small number of people within the course itself allowed us to form a much more personal relationship with fellow students as well as with course tutors and the course director. The course also gave me the opportunity to undertake a one month internship programme in Oklahoma, with fellow students.”

Adam Barnes, BA War and Society


“War and Society is a very challenging yet rewarding course. I have gained knowledge in History, Politics, Classics and American Studies. My time at Swansea has been brilliant; the University is very welcoming and staff are always on hand to help.”

                                                                        Rebecca Thomas BA War and Society



 


 

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

The Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire is one of two flagship Research Centres of the College of Arts and Humanities. The Callaghan Centre regroups a large number of scholars and postgraduate students with research expertise in the areas of conflict, power and empire. The Callaghan Centre produces world-class research, manages major Research Council funded projects, and promotes collaboration between scholars, policy-makers and cultural providers.

Employability and Careers

92.9 per cent * of War and Society Graduates from Swansea University are in work and/or further study six months after graduation.

Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in War and Society will put you in a great position to succeed in a wide range of careers. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Our programmes include various forms of assessment, teamwork through seminars, tutorials and group presentations and an independent study - dissertation module. You will learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All of these skills will ensure you can compete very successfully in the employment market.

Our students have progressed to a broad range of work sectors including education, marketing, government, research and events management, working for organisations such as:

  • Westminster Forum Projects
  • Labour Party
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

  • MA International Journalism
  • MA International Relations
  • MA War and Society
  • MA History

*First–degree Swansea University graduates of War and Society. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.

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