The Dual MA in International War Studies will be offered by University College Dublin and the University of Potsdam, where the only Chair of Military History in Germany is based. Students will spend one academic year in each institution. The MA will enable students to experience two different academic structures (in Germany and Ireland), taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings and research facilities in Dublin, Potsdam and nearby Berlin.The programme will be fully taught in English, however students are encouraged to learn an additional language to strengthen their international profile. It will enable students to acquire a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of the main areas of the history of war in the twentieth century. All modules will be delivered by leading experts in the field, ensuring research led teaching throughout the course.This programme enables students to:Acquire a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of the main areas of the history of war in the twentieth centuryRecognise and appreciate the many ways in which the history of war has been written and analysed. Identify appropriate and authentic sources for the history of warDemonstrate an advanced understanding of basic analytical techniques and theoretical issues in the field of war studiesAbstract and analyse information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars, archival and library holdings, the internet and fieldwork, identifying those ideas or findings which are most significant for their researchLearn to self evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic and or professional developmentExperience two different academic cultures (in Germany and Ireland, taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings in Dublin, Potsdam and nearby Berlin
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Rolling Deadline (until spots fill); Minimum H2.1 degree GPA equivalency