• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject War Studies
  • Areas of interest Strategic Studies
  • Work Integrated Learning Fieldwork
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course provides the opportunity for students to study war's conduct and aftermath through an intensive off-campus overseas study experience, which may occur in Australia or overseas. Topics will vary but the emphasis of this course will be observing and analysing former theatres of war, and material and non-material culture of affected populations, to develop a deep understanding of warfare as a human phenomenon. While contextual learning will take place at ANU, the bulk of the teaching will take place during the off-campus study tour.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Employ historical and interdisciplinary approaches to explore the political, military, social and cultural dimensions of war.
  2. Demonstrate sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the major events, themes and interpretations of the chosen topic.
  3. Relate the chosen topic to relevant academic theories in fields which may include international relations, strategic studies, and history and memory.
  4. Apply historical knowledge to interpret contemporary issues in politics, identity, culture, security and/or conflict.
  5. Construct evidence-based arguments or narratives in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form and express these confidently and concisely.
  6. Work collaboratively in a small team environment.

Work Integrated Learning


This WIL component helps you to develop different perspectives while engaging in real situations. It allows you to learn through direct application of your future specialised role in real workplace setting.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will vary depending on the structure and topic of the course but is likely to consist of mixture of a student's contribution to group learning, individual or group presentations, a research project and/or a reflective exercise. (null) [LO null]

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120 hours of student activity but allocation will vary depending on the structure of the course and the scope and duration of the field study component.

Inherent Requirements

During the field study tour students will be required to walk cross country, possibly over rough terrain and/or in an adverse climate. They need sufficient physical fitness to so and should be able to carry a small pack of a least 5kg.

In the case of overseas destinations, students will need to be able to meet the relevant immigration requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Enrolment in this course is incompatible with enrolment in WARS3001.

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Reading will vary depending upon the topic and structure of the course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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