War studies

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War studies, sometimes called polemology, is the multi-disciplinary study of war. The word derives from Ancient Greek πόλεμος (pólemos, "war") + -logy".

Polemology is distinct from military history in that it encompasses a variety of fields:


War studies is a multi-disciplinary program. Students explore the military, diplomatic, philosophical, social, political, psychological or economic dimensions of human conflict. In the context of modern warfare, it considers issues of defence policy, strategic planning, logistics and operations


War studies programs may be aimed at military students in the regular and reserve forces, non-commissioned members and civilian students.

See also

External links

  • King's College London, Department of War Studies
  • University of Hull, Centre for Security Studies
  • Royal Military College of Canada, Department of War Studies
  • University of Wolverhampton, War Studies
  • University of Birmingham, War Studies Centre
  • University of Glasgow, War Studies MLitt Information
  • War Studies Primer - An introductory course on the study of war and military history
  • Michigan War Studies Review
  • University of Buckingham, MA in Modern War Studies

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