War is one of the most spectacular of historic events. War has been the violent catalyst for change throughout human history. War inflicts terrible suffering and degradation, and yet evokes great bravery and heroism. A simple, meaningful definition of war is not easily achieved because such explanations are insufficient for the scope and scale of this human phenomenon. A single perspective or approach is inadequate if we are to understand war. The BA War and Society degree aims to provide comprehensive learning in both the understanding of war historically, politically and militarily, and its connection to society through consideration of the cultural production generated by the experience of war.