From Waterloo to the Rhine: The British Army 1815-1945
The University of Kent
  • Start Date: 06 Apr, 2020
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Examine one of the UK’s most storied institutions, and how 130 years of social, cultural and military change have shaped it.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore the British Army’s part in the making of the modern world


With a legacy stretching back centuries, the British Army is proud of its hard-won reputation as one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world.


On this course, you’ll see for yourself how the British Army evolved as an institution between 1815 and 1945. You’ll reflect on its social composition, place in society, and military proficiency, analysing a range of primary sources and incorporating your findings into historical debate.


Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the British Army - its successes, failures and role in shaping the modern world.


No prior experience or qualifications are needed for this course. It would suit anyone with an interest in the British military, or social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It would also appeal to prospective students of history, or military history.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The University of Kent

The University of Kent, the UK’s European University, is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has 19,850 students studying at its various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England (close to London) and its European sites in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region and has well-established external networks and partnerships with leading universities in Europe and around the world, providing students with opportunities to study and work abroad.

Ranked in the Top 20 of UK universities (16th in the Guardian University Guide 2016), Kent has an established reputation for the quality of its research; confirmed by its excellent performance (17th in the UK) in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF) where all its academic schools were found to be engaged in research of international and world-class standing.

Students consistently rank Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK and it achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 90% and above in the National Student Survey.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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