Understand the role of war in history

Armed conflict has had a role in history since ancient times. Military history explores the causes of war, the strategies and equipment used, and the impact of warfare on society. It also looks at the lessons and legacies of conflict, in the hope that mistakes are not repeated in the future.

Join military history courses online with FutureLearn and learn about major conflicts like World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. You will challenge your pre-existing ideas of war and gain new perspectives from leading lecturers and military historians.

You will also investigate broader topics like military ethics and war commemoration. Whether you’re a history student, teacher or enthusiast, military history courses will encourage your passion and reveal different ideas you might not have previously thought of.

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