MA in Military History by Research

5.0
3 reviews
  • The support is great. It was so short and sweet.
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  • I felt great while studying at Buckingham University. The lectures are nice and the tutors are friendly. They are always willing to help. The coffee bars and open spaces are soothing. I will definitely recommend.
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  • Though the university offers great deal of course which are no doubt excellent but a truth alongside is that the university is located in a very remote area. Also there are average accomodation facilities. I ewould recommend a few trips to explore places in UK.
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Postgraduate

In Buckingham

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    Postgraduate

  • Location

    Buckingham

  • Start date

    Different dates available

With military history one of the fastest-growing areas of academic study, the University of Buckingham introduced a one-year MA in Military History, by research, in 2009. This is a groundbreaking programme: the first one-year Research MA in Military History, and the first with an integral course of seminars by visiting lecturers of international repute. The programme was enthusiastically reviewed by The Financial Times, which noted that “Intellectually curious professionals are signing up for a new course that gives them the opportunity to exchange thoughts on security, diplomacy and the armed forces over dinner with stellar historians and military top brass.”
The programme is London-based and directed by one of the country’s finest military historians, Professor Saul David. The lectures offered by the Course Director will be supplemented by a series of ten guest seminars by some of the most eminent scholars and authors in the field, including Professors N.A.M. Rodger, Sir Hew Strachan, Richard Overy, Sir Richard J. Evans, David Reynolds and Gary Sheffield, and Sir Antony Beevor.

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Buckingham (Buckinghamshire)
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Hunter Street, MK18 1EG

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5.0
excellent
  • The support is great. It was so short and sweet.
    |
  • I felt great while studying at Buckingham University. The lectures are nice and the tutors are friendly. They are always willing to help. The coffee bars and open spaces are soothing. I will definitely recommend.
    |
  • Though the university offers great deal of course which are no doubt excellent but a truth alongside is that the university is located in a very remote area. Also there are average accomodation facilities. I ewould recommend a few trips to explore places in UK.
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4.7
excellent

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Student

5.0
20/04/2019
About the course: The support is great. It was so short and sweet.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student Reviewer

5.0
06/03/2019
About the course: I felt great while studying at Buckingham University. The lectures are nice and the tutors are friendly. They are always willing to help. The coffee bars and open spaces are soothing. I will definitely recommend.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student Reviewer

5.0
04/03/2019
About the course: Though the university offers great deal of course which are no doubt excellent but a truth alongside is that the university is located in a very remote area. Also there are average accomodation facilities. I ewould recommend a few trips to explore places in UK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2019

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  • Military
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Course programme

The programme runs from October to September with thirteen research seminars – three on research techniques and ten by guest lecturers. Please click on “Teaching and Assessment” for the list of seminars.Associate studentsFor those wishing to attend the evening research seminar programme, but unable to devote the time to the coursework or to register for the MA degree, there is the option of becoming an Associate Student. This status will enable the student to attend the ten research seminars and to meet the guest lecturers, in the first six months of the programme, but does not require the submission of written work. Associate Students are not registered for, and do not receive, the MA degree.What our students sayI completed the one year Research MA in Military History in 2012 and subsequently went on to complete a DPhil also at the University of Buckingham.Like most students I embarked on the MA course with a longstanding interest in military history but little understanding of the skills and disciplines involved in academic research. The unique and exciting quality of the Buckingham programme is that it enables an interested amateur as I certainly was then to tackle a historical question that is entirely new and to produce a work that can withstand rigorous professional scrutiny within an incredibly short timescale.If the opportunity provided by the Buckingham course is exciting, its strength lies in the way it combines three elements which support and guide the student. The first is a well-crafted introduction to research techniques backed by exercises to develop research and writing skills. This element is relevant and practical and it is adjusted to the needs of the individual. The second is the series of general interest lectures over the first half of the year all provided by first rank historians. These expose students to new historical problems and the latest research and the format over dinner allows genuinely stimulating debate. They provide invaluable context to the student’s individual work. However, the critical element that stands out at Buckingham is the quality of the individual guidance and supervision in selecting a research topic and then executing successive stages. I cannot rate too highly the individual supervision that I and my fellow students received. I think DPhil students at the best universities would count themselves fortunate to receive tailored support of this quality and care and not least time from some of the best historians in the United Kingdom.I would also like to commend the general administration of the Buckingham MA programme. It is a complex programme with diverse students with different requirements, a complex lecture programme and no dedicated Buckingham owned site in London. Yet the execution from logistics around successive lectures through to the examination of the final thesis and the monitoring of academic standards was close to perfect.Andy Boyd, 21 March 2016For further details contact:

MA in Military History by Research

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