About War Studies
Welcome to the Department of War Studies- a global centre of excellence
The Department of War Studies marked its 50th anniversary in 2012. Formally King’s College established the department in February 1962, with the first intake of students in September that year.
The War Studies Group -comprising the departments of War Studies and Defence Studies-contributes to public life, participates in national and international networks, maintaining its international reputation for excellence in scholarship and policy-relevant research.
To undertake and publish world-leading, cutting edge research
To provide outstanding, research-led teaching and training to the best students we can recruit.
To disseminate knowledge generated within the Department through a range of knowledge transfer courses.
To contribute to public life, participating in national and international networks, maintaining our international reputation for excellence in scholarship and policy-relevant research