The University of Glasgow is home to the Scottish Centre for War Studies. You will be able to participate in regular research seminars on critical themes related to conflict as well as to related conferences.
Our research strengths include:
- Scottish military history
- Medieval warfare
- Early modern warfare
- The Napoleonic Wars
- Nineteenth and Twentieth Century international relations
- Intelligence and international relations
- The Cold War and wars of decolonisation
- Ideas of peace and peace movements
- Conflict archaeology
- Ethics of war and humanitarian intervention
- Counter-insurgency and revolutionary war
- Genocide in a global perspective
- International security from historical and contemporary perspectives
Each research student will work under the supervision of two members of staff familiar with the student's field of inquiry. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their research ideas with members of staff who are specialists in their fields of interest before applying. The staff page indicates the research interests and email addresses of scholars in the Scottish Centre for War Studies.
- Duration: 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time
- Thesis length: 70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).
A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.
- Duration: 2 years full-time; 3 years part-time
- Thesis length: 40,000-70,000 words (including references, bibliography and appendices).
Our Degree of Master of Letters (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.
- Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
- Thesis length: 30,000-40,000 words (including references and bibliography).
A Master of Philosophy (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.
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