Our postgraduate course has evolved in keeping with ongoing military strategy which considers culture as a tool of war, along with soft diplomacy and health engagement. Our course is delivered in close collaboration with key military educational institutions in the United States, Australia and India and delivered from a cross disciplinary perspective of social policy, military strategy, psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, leadership and education.
The curriculum is founded upon the concept of a ‘global veteran’ encompassing military and civilian personnel who have deployed to conflict zones, delivered humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, peace-making and policing at both home and abroad. The course is aimed at both military and civilian personnel who are involved in the care and well-being of the ‘global veteran’ and those caught in the crossfire, such as refugees and government and non-government workers. We strongly encourage applications from international students currently or who would like to work in this field, as we appreciate that care of the ‘global veteran’ and their families is a worldwide phenomenon.
The first of its kind, our global curriculum equips students with the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to ensure the health and well-being of the ‘global veteran’ both across and within national borders. You will explore the biological, psychological and social impact of working in dangerous and hazardous conflict zones and in addition, will have portable leadership and management skills to respond to humanitarian crisis as and when needed.
Students will also have the opportunity to undertake short optional elective placements at key institutions in the United States and India and to take part in ongoing global educational research projects, as a means to broaden their research skills.
Our postgraduate course will equip you to make an impact on knowledge, policy, research and education in veteran wellbeing around the globe that will benefit provision for veterans and their families. Graduates will be well placed to assume positions with global institutions such as the UN, WHO, Academia, NHS and civilian and military led government and non-government organisations.
On graduation at PG Cert level you will find you have new perceptions of the services you take responsibility for, allowing you to think differently about both your client group and your choice of helping strategies. You’ll gain increased ability to focus on the specialist experience of the client group and to adjust services where necessary.
When you complete the PG Diploma, you will also be able to focus on developing strategies that guide choices about services to make sure resources are used effectively. You'll be well-placed to advise senior managers and present arguments that persuade colleagues and sponsors to provide services for veteran clients that optimise the most effective outcomes. Offering this specialist resource will open doors to your career progression.
At Masters Level you will contribute to the extension of knowledge in the area of veteran mental health and undertake research that will have benefits for services and client outcomes. Career paths may be either towards service management or as a specialist practitioner or researcher.
Modules & assessmentCore modules, PG Certificate stage
- Military Life and Experience of the Global Veteran
- Transition and Assimilation of the Global Veteran
Core modules, PG Diploma stage
- Military and Veteran Global Health and Welfare
- Veteran Global Health as a Human security Issue
Core modules, MSc stage
- Research Methods
- Masters Dissertation - Military Vet
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change. Assessment The methods of assessment are dependent on strategies within individual modules with an emphasis upon promoting work-based skills through graded essays and a presentation. The Masters level major project will be assessed through the submission of a 10,000 word dissertation on a related topic of your choice.