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Military science aims to generate military knowledge and best practices that provide security to a nation. Military science degrees aim to offer an in-depth expertise of several fields like engineering, psychology, strategic methods and technology, all applied to create solutions for military needs and issues. Typical topics covered by military science are: military history, tactics or military logistics, negotiation, human behaviour, electronics and biochemistry.

Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Military Science will be able to develop resource management skills, personal discipline, executive abilities, personal responsibility and professional ethics. Students will also combine theoretical lessons with practical experience in leadership development, adventure training and military skills. Graduates of military science degrees will know how to apply time management skills and nurture an understanding of army operations, safety and risk management during a military operation.

Possible careers for graduates of military science include: air force scientist, researcher, naval science officer, military engineer, advisor for various official organisations (Aviation, Field Artillery, Air Defence Artillery, Military Police), high positions in all branches of government (administrative, judicial and legislative).

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Suggested Short Courses in Military Science

Short Course War and World History

For thousands of years, military engagements between opposing nations and societies have had important effects on all aspects of human civilization. While the most direct and recognizable impacts of war are the victories and defeats that shape the course of history, warfare also affects human culture in ways that are not always appreciated or understood. Surprising as it may seem, war often creates as well as destroys. As the most complex of all human endeavors, warfare—from ancient to modern—has spurred the growth of essential new technologies; demanded the adoption of complex economic systems; shaped the ideology and culture of nations; promoted developments in art and literature; and spread faith across the globe.

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Short Course The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

Such is the approach of The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History, a captivating new course in which Professor Fears—a master storyteller and one of the most popular instructors on our Great Courses faculty—provides you with 36 of the most important and definitive events in the history of the world. It's an intriguing and engaging tour of thousands of years of human history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi (1750 B.C.) to the Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"speech (August 28, 1963), and beyond. And it's a chance for you to learn new insights about world history at the hands of an engaging historian.

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Short Course 36 Revolutionary Figures of History

Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same. Their lives, accomplishments, and legacies (for good or ill) are a testament to the enduring idea that individual men and women have the power to shape not just their own generation but succeeding generations as well.

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Short Course The Decisive Battles of World History

In the dynamic lectures of The Decisive Battles of World History, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay guides you in a discovery of the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world. Covering nearly 4,000 years of history, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. These 36 lectures feature vital historical background, vivid accounts of the campaigns themselves, and a thorough look at their influence on the unfolding of history.

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