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Contemporary Military and International History

Entry requirements


104 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent General Studies accepted History and / or Politics desirable but not essential

QAA Approved - Pass with 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is required. Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential. You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements in addition to the Level 3 qualification requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

Politics / History desirable but not essential

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points History / Politics desirable but not essential

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D-D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

104-112

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Military history

International history

From wars of propaganda to weaponry and intelligence, explore the conflicts that have shaped society over the past 200 years with our international and military history degree. You’ll delve into topics as diverse as terrorism and intelligence, with the option to specialise in naval, air or land warfare.

As your studies progress, you’ll expand your knowledge of major trends relating to war and diplomacy over the last two centuries. From the Victorian period to the modern-day, you’ll choose from a range of optional modules designed to explore the political, economic and cultural dimensions of war, as well as the relations between states around the world.

What’s more, in the second and third year of your course you’ll have the opportunity to gain a wealth of real-world experience by pursuing study abroad or as part of one of our industry placements – both of which designed to give your CV the boost it needs to stand out in a competitive job market.

In the latest National Student Survey, our international and military history degree received 95% overall student satisfaction (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

**You will**
- Explore major trends relating to war and diplomacy during the last two centuries

- Gain hands-on experience and develop a wide range of transferable skillsets required for a variety of professional careers

- Have the opportunity to study abroad for some, or all, of your second year

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Modules

**Year one**
- Introduction to Security, Intelligence and Terrorism Studies
- Issues in Contemporary History
- International History (1) 1890-1945
- International History (2) 1945-Present
- Introduction to Contemporary Military History (1)
- Introduction to Contemporary Military History (2)

**Year two**
- The Age of Revolution
- Theories of War
- Researching in History
Optional modules may include:
- Air Power and Modern Warfare
- Regimes and Dictatorships from 1918
- Armoured Warfare
- US Foreign Policy since 1945
- Intelligence, Security and Politics in Britain 1909-94
- Chinese Foreign Policy Since 1949
- University Wide Language Programme

*Year three*
- Dissertation
Optional modules may include:
- Britain and the Cold War
- Britain and the European Resistance 1939-45
- The History and Politics of Socialism
- Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Military Archive Placement Scheme
- Military History Publishing Placement
- British Counter-Insurgency Since 1945
- Photography and Conflict in the 20th and 21st Centuries
- University Wide Language Programme

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
med
Military history
88%
med
International history

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

60%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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