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Military History Distance Learning

If you are studying history or military studies for professional reasons or just for interest, then you might like to take a course in military history by distance learning.

With the current unsettled state of world affairs, military history gives an understanding that is useful for military personnel, police, security personnel, government think tank members, journalists and other media workers, museum curators and technicians, civil servants, administrators, writers, archivists, librarians, analysts, consultants, and managers (as well as for history teachers and researchers).

In the United States such positions are available both in government (Federal, state or local level) and private institutions. For example, the Federal government employs people with qualifications in military history in the DOD (Department of Defense), the National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution and various military schools and museums.

And military history distance learning will permit you to undertake military history studies at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

Military history taught by distance learning (that is, military history taught online using your PC and an Internet connection) is offered by the top tertiary institutions such as Other universities offering Military History by distance learning include the American Military University, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC or RMCC), the University of London (London, U.K.), the Australian Defence Forces Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, Australia, and Norwich University.

Let us take as an example, the Australian Defence Forces Academy. The ADFA is a part of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), one of Australia’s largest and most respected universities. Your teachers will be prominent military historians with both national and international academic reputations and with proven track records of teaching students online.

Courses offered include the Graduate Diploma in Military History and the Master of Arts in Military History. You will study a wide range of units including the Australian Military History, United States Military History, Development of the Art of War, Amphibious Warfare, Fighting the Second World War, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and more. Not only will you be studying set course units but you will be given the opportunity to undertake more specialized, research-based postgraduate-level study.

When you study via distance learning, you will enjoy the advantages of studying at home or in a local library or coffee shop, and at any hour that suits you (even at 2 am!). Thus you can keep working at a regular paid job or keep undertaking domestic duties while you study for your degree or diploma. The only fixed requirement is to submit your essays, tutorials and other assignments at the required dates; otherwise, you study entirely at dates and times as determined by you and your personal situation.

You will communicate with your teacher via the Internet and submit your assignments and essays in the same way.

You will mostly study off-campus (thus saving on time and money commuting to some distant campus) but may have to attend the occasional on-campus seminar for several days once or twice a year (this is not always a requirement).

The degree or diploma you obtain by part-time or full-time online study will be indistinguishable from a degree obtained by traditional full-time, on-campus study. It will be equally valued by your current or any potential employers.

Author: David Paul Wagner
(David Paul Wagner on Google+)

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