Our innovative interdisciplinary MA War Culture and Society draws on the expertise of scholars from across the humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
You will engage with diverse perspectives on war and conflict in the modern period, whilst considering the effects of war on different scales, from the individual to the state and the local to the global, and on different groups. You can choose from a variety of taught modules across a range of disciplines.
As with our MA History, you can study full-time over one year or part-time over two years and you will complete the course with a 20,000 word independent research dissertation.
You can also take our MA History course as a Postgraduate (PG) Certificate. If you choose this route, you will undertake the same taught modules but will not complete a dissertation. The same choice of pathways is available. The PG Certificate takes 9 months of full-time study or 21 months on a part· time basis.
In the Department of History our enthusiasm for our subject is infectious. Our academics arc actively engaged in historical endeavours which make an impact beyond academia. As poets, playwrights, documentary filmmakers, policy advisers, museum consultants and media pundits, we can ensure what we teach reflects the world we live in.
“The department offered a range of interesting postgraduate courses and the staff were very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the application process, which gave me confidence in my decision. I have really liked the small class sizes which allow you to get to know your peers easily; this has enabled some excellent discussion to take place. Studying at Essex has made me more confident and has helped refine some of the skills that I learnt at undergraduate level. The atmosphere at our Colchester Campus is fantastic and I have lots of fond memories of studying here.”