University of Glasgow

LSE’sDepartment of Governmentis home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government, producing influential research that has a global impact on policy. The Department has always been able to take advantage of its prominent position within the London School of Economics and Political Science, the largest and most important European institution specialising solely in the social sciences. The Department has a strongly cosmopolitan character and alumni can be found in the world’s leading political science departments, as well as in journalism, commerce, central and local government, and non-governmental organisations globally.

We make use of York’s rich heritage by interacting with local experts including Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Film Archive and war veterans living in the local area. The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University’s policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife were assassinated by a Serbian-backed terrorist. During the crisis that followed, Europe’s leaders made a series of political, diplomatic and military decisions that would turn a localised conflict in south-east Europe into a global war. Undergraduate History and Politics Enhance your knowledge of the human experience over the long term, to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today.

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We have seen those defending Russia, attacking at the same time welfare measures and rights in the workplaces. We have seen the EU keeping countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the waiting room of integration, as the maidservants of their neoliberal plans. We have seen men and women believing that the European prospect was one of openness and of a better life. But what all these actors have done is nothing but promoting neoliberal exploitative, racist, and patriarchal policies, whilst trying to reinforce armies. Professor Thomas Knieper is Chair of Computer-mediated Communication at the University of Passau, Germany, having previously worked as Full Professor of Mass Communication and Media Studies at the TU Braunschweig, Germany. His main research areas are computer-mediated communication, visual communication, political communication, empirical social research, and journalism.

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  • That’s reflected in the range of modules available, and in the flexibility of the degree.
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  • We will investigate this question through analysis of case studies ranging from ancient to present day conflicts.

Undergraduate War Studies Learn why war has been described as “the continuation of politics by other means” and is said by some to be the single most important social activity that humanity has ever undertaken. UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to cover living costs. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. If you’re enrolled on a full-time programme of study, you’ll be expected to complete about 40 hours of academic work each week. Explore the strategic, political and ethical implications of autonomous weapons systems, warfare in cyberspace, and the significance of modern nuclear forces.

This will mean learning from staff from across the university who are experts in a range of topics. There are many opportunities to take your learning beyond the classroom. You can get involved with local and international field trips, undertake work experience within the city or choose to study abroad as part of your degree.

Easy access and established contacts to local and London-based archives, such as the Mass Observation archive in Falmer, and the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth. A vibrant postgraduate student community, active in organising workshops and reading groups. For advice on everything from applying for scholarships to finding additional financial support email If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

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This MA offers an alternative, critical and global perspective to war studies. With the victory of Octavian at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, Rome changed from being a Republic to an autocracy. The thirty years leading up to what constituted a fundamental transformation of the Roman political system are the focus of this course. The topics you study are closely connected to the political changes being felt around the world today.