Politics at all levels is fundamentally about power. By combining Politics with War Studies, you will focus on how power is challenged and developed when states come into conflict with one another. You will consider how political institutions and ideas can both maintain social order and drive people to war.
On this degree you will develop advanced skills in political analysis. You will address urgent political questions from local, national and global perspectives, gaining a deeper understanding of the institutions and processes which drive modern states. You will also explore how wars start and end, the morality of war and the concept of a ‘just’ war. You will draw on history, media, American studies, film, literature and more to deepen your understanding of War and Politics.
Topics you will study include:
- The causes and consequences of international conflict
- War and the media
- Globalisation and the role of the state
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. 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.