MA Naval, Maritime and Coastal History - Distance learning

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    MA 1 year full-time distance learning, 2 years part-time distance learning

Course Description

Transform your love of naval, maritime and coastal history into a versatile postgraduate qualification on this Master's in Naval, Maritime and Coastal History, all from the home of the Royal Navy.

Thanks to our partnerships with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the HMS Warrior and other key maritime heritage institutions, you'll have digital or in-person access to a treasure trove of expertise, archives and galleries to enrich your studies.

With the entire course online via distance learning, you can choose to study full-time over a year or part-time over two years, if you're looking to study alongside work or military service.

You'll embark on a deep dive into the global legacy of developments in the naval domain from 1508 to 1960. Considering factors from strategic to sociological, technological to cultural, you'll explore subject areas including the role of the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the Second World War, debates around the naval battle at Jutland, how Nelson won at Trafalgar, and what contributed to the Boston Tea Party.

You'll learn from a team of naval experts and historical curators who share your passion for the field, and analyse topics with a diverse cohort of fellow students from all around the world.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in History or a related subject (International Relations, War Studies, Journalism etc), or equivalent professional experience in a relevant field such as heritage or the Navy and Armed Forces.

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Student Destinations

This MA in Naval, Maritime and Coastal History will enable you to fully understand the role naval activity has played in shaping the world as we know it, as well as Britain’s place within it and the context of geopolitics today.

Armed with this knowledge and the higher-level research and analytical skills you'll gain, you'll be ready to seek promotion in your current role or military career, or to pursue senior positions in charities, financial institutions, publications, and maritime and heritage organisations. You could also continue your studies to PhD level.

Graduates of this course have gone onto areas such as:

  • journalism
  • law
  • teaching
  • administration
  • archive and museum curation
  • research
  • PhD study

Module Details

  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Naval, Maritime and Coastal History Project
  • Naval, Maritime and Coastal History Research Skills
  • The Wooden Walls - The Royal Navy Under Sail, 1500-1815
  • Rise and Fall: Naval Hegemony and Decline, 1815-1960

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