Students have the opportunity to explore specific themes in depth and to conduct original research using documentary evidence and oral history. Although many of the modules look at the military's wider interaction with British, European and American societies, considerable emphasis is placed upon the rich historical sources available in the region, including Chester, Cheshire and North-West England. Much of the program will be taught at the Cheshire Military Museum situated on the Chester Castle site. This museum is a repository of records for four regiments, who recruited in the region, and has an expanding archive which provides an excellent resource for students. Smaller primary source collections are available in the Cheshire County Record Office and Chester City Record Office.
The program is taught by an experienced team of tutors who have specialist research interests and publications within this field. Teaching is flexible but is based upon lectures, seminars, workshops and individual tutorials, which are normally held on one evening per week. In addition, some modules will have occasional weekend field visits to relevant sites at home or abroad.