International Politics and Military History

For as long as there has been war, people have been
fascinated by the history of how those wars have been
fought, why and by whom. This degree scheme provides
an opportunity for an in-depth study of warfare as it has
developed since the time of Napoleon, reflecting changes
in society and technology. For example, how and why
has the nature of war changed, from nations in arms
through the age of total war to wars of choice? How has
technology changed war, from steam through nuclear
power to computers and nano-technology? Students
taking this degree will also learn about how war has been
studied and about the evolution of key ideas about the
nature and conduct of war: the principles of war, the role
of battle, the importance of leadership and the power of
industry. The focus of Military History at Aberystwyth is on
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and it is placed in
the context of the international political world.

  1. 3 year(s)
Course Type Description


Instruction Language
English / Welsh
Assessment Language
How you will study
Your commitment
Commitment Description
  1. Your commitment is full time
Where you will be based
Duration Description
  1. Starts: 2018

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Support available from the Coleg Cymraeg

25% of the course available in the medium of Welsh

The Coleg plans and supports the provision of Welsh medium higher education on a strategic basis across all the universities in Wales. By working with the universities, the Coleg enables them to secure and develop more opportunities for students studying through the medium of Welsh. In particular, the Coleg sponsors Welsh medium lecturing posts, supports projects to create new resources, and offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students to study through the medium of Welsh. More information on the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's work can be found on the website

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