The War Studies Online learning community
If you have a concern that online learning may be isolating, nothing could be further from the experience of studying with War Studies Online. War Studies Online students share a common interest in studying contemporary conflict. Opportunities for engagement are an important part of the design of our programmes. This occurs simultaneously at student-to-student and students-to-tutors levels. It is a remarkable fact that linking together people of like mind creates a learning community. Students and teaching staff are connected twenty-four hours a day. With time zone boundaries removed, a wide-ranging exchange of ideas is facilitated. The wider experience of being part of the Department of War Studies and King’s College London is encouraged. Many students visit us in London and attend seminars and other events in the Department if they are able to.
As well as regular, dynamic discussions with your tutorial group and tutor in each module, you have access to a shared off-topic discussion area, to the Department’s blogs and Twitter feeds, and to the lively, highly-regarded Kings of War blog, to which war studies experts from around the world are contributors. Your participation in all of these is encouraged.
As a full King’s College London student, you are welcome to visit the College when you are in London, and of course to attend the College’s graduation ceremony in person when you have completed your studies. The Department of War Studies hosts annual Achievement awards and holds other social events, and the War Studies Online team hosts Summer and Christmas drinks for staff and students.