This master's provides a focused understanding of the interrelationships between the history, theory, and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia. It incorporates history, thematic analysis, and case studies taught by academics from War Studies and the King's India Institute. It draws on policy leaders, military professionals, and experts in the private sector involved in security management.
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The Department of War Studies is unique in the UK and one of very few university departments in the world devoted exclusively to the study of war as a human phenomenon.
The Department has an excellent reputation as a graduate training institution and is recognised by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research council as a training institution for War Studies.
The Department places great emphasis on recruiting leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policy-making bodies and institutions.
The unrivalled location in the heart of London beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages. Students enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities.
The department is close to the seat of Government, the City, the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court.Students have access to visiting academics, serving officers, government ministers and other experts who give regular public lectures and seminars.
Professor Sunil Khilnani; Professor Anatol Lieven; Dr Srinath Raghavan; Dr Rudra Chaudhuri
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus; some projects may take place on non-campus locations.
Graduating students are thus prepared for further research in academia, or for careers in policy, government, and international agencies.