Our current programmes are rich in media and reading resources, and are delivered entirely via the King's College London Virtual Learning Environment.
War Studies Online student Major Tony Lerone (British Army) recounts his experience of online study from Afghanistan: click the Play button to view.
Programme modules are divided into five units, each studied for two weeks. Within each unit, students read online authored content and follow links to extensive readings and other resources. Selected students then post a draft response to the unit Short Essay question, and this draft forms the basis of a lively and intensive asynchronous (message-board style) online discussion within their tutor group, moderated by the tutor. At the end of this discussion, the selected students revise their individual Short Essays (1500 words) for submission.
All students also submit an individual Long Essay (3000 words, from a choice of questions) for each module, due after all units are complete.
If you are a Diploma student you complete 120 credits studying six modules. If you are studying for the masters degree you complete 120 credits, but also a 15,000-word dissertation, (60 credits) which forms the final element of their degree programme.
All assessed work, including the dissertation, is submitted and marked online by your tutor from whom you receive personalised and direct feedback.