A comprehensive programme of individual research training is offered to ensure that students develop the skills necessary to complete their research programme and fulfil their career goals. In year one, students will draw up a programme of research training and personal development in consultation with their supervisors. Ongoing research training needs are assessed in years two and three. The department offer additional training as required.
All MPhil/PhD candidates undertake a tailored programme of research training and development through all three years of the programme. The department is especially interested in receiving applications from students planning their research projects in fields that will enhance the strength of the department's research groups, centres and programmes. Details of these can be found on the War Studies website, http://www.kcl.ac.uk/warstudies.
The department assumes that normally research students will be attached to one or more of these and that in all cases will enhance research culture and be consistent with the War Studies research strategy. In addition to the staff listed, there are academic staff for research supervision based at the Defence Studies Department (DSD) at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. For a full staff list and their research interests please access the DSD website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/dsdJoint PhD programme
Exciting opportunities are now available to undertake a joint PhD programme either with the National University of Singapore or Hong Kong University. The joint programme will foster links across a range of subject areas including: history of warfare, international relations, strategic studies, counterinsurgency warfare, post-conflict reconstruction and development, intelligence studies, conflict peace and development, and war and psychiatry.
MPhil/PhD students are allocated a primary and secondary supervisor. Research students have access to a small workspace in the Department of War Studies, this workspace contains PCs with internet connections and printers. Students have access to the collections in the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and at IISS, RUSI, Chatham House, and RCDS. There is a programme of research training workshop attended by years one to three. Students organise occasional informal research colloquiums and there are frequent departmental public lectures and seminars. There is an annual Postgraduate Student -Staff research conference held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, as well as a varied programme of research seminars across the department's disciplines.
The following research training is offered to ensure that students develop the skills necessary to complete their research programme and fulfil their career goals. In Year one, students will draw up a programme of research training and personal development in consultation with their supervisors. Ongoing research training needs are assessed in years two and three. The department offer additional training as required.
Head of group/division
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame
King's College London/King's and HKU/NUS for joint programme
Expected to be: MPhil, two years FT, four years PT; PhD. three years FT, six years PT.
War Studies graduates have built careers in: academic research, NGOs, Civil Service, NATO, UN, media and publishing, finance and investment, teaching, and the armed forces.
Year of entry 2013