War Studies & Philosophy




Full Time

| UCAS code: LV95
The rationale for this joint honours degree programme based in the central London is that key elements of the War Studies curriculum can be augmented and reinforced by studying philosophy as war touches every aspect of human existence.

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War Studies:

• The leading department in the UK and one of very few in the world devoted exclusively to the multidisciplinary study of war as a phenomenon, providing a forum in which students can study all aspects of the impact of war on society.
• Students are taught by leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with influential external organisations.
• The department hosts a number of lectures throughout the year featuring high-profile guest speakers.
• Central location gives easy access to major libraries and links to the seat of government, the Imperial War Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
• Graduates pursue careers in a range of fields including government, academia, journalism, banking, policy development, and humanitarian organisations.



• One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
• The Department is ranked as one of the top-three UK philosophy departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
• Our National Student Survey (NSS) satisfaction results are consistently excellent. In the most recent NSS, teaching satisfaction remains very high at 97% (up from 96% in 2012), with 100% of respondents saying that our "staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching", and "the course is intellectually stimulating". Our overall satisfaction rating was 95%.
• King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional courses, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.
• Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures students acquire and hone the skills of critical thinking.