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This master's provides a focused understanding of the interrelationships between the history, theory, and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia. It incorporates history, thematic analysis, and case studies taught by academics from War Studies and the King's India Institute. It draws on policy leaders, military professionals, and experts in the private sector involved in security management.
The Department of War Studies is unique in the UK and one of very few university departments in the world devoted exclusively to the study of war as a human phenomenon.
The Department has an excellent reputation as a graduate training institution and is recognised by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research council as a training institution for War Studies.
The Department places great emphasis on recruiting leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policy-making bodies and institutions.
The unrivalled location in the heart of London beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages. Students enjoy excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities.
The department is close to the seat of Government, the City, the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court.Students have access to visiting academics, serving officers, government ministers and other experts who give regular public lectures and seminars.
Application status Closed
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake 15-25.
Course leaders Professor Sunil Khilnani; Professor Anatol Lieven; Dr Srinath Raghavan; Dr Rudra Chaudhuri
Professor Sunil Khilnani; Professor Anatol Lieven; Dr Srinath Raghavan; Dr Rudra Chaudhuri
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of War Studies
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). Professional qualifications and experience will be taken into account.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. All applications are assessed by a committee of academic tutors. This process takes on average eight weeks.
Please provide a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme, and outlining any relevant experience you have. If there are any anomalies in your academic record, please use the personal statement to explain related extenuating circumstances.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
The programme incorporates history, thematic analysis, and case studies taught by a cross-section of academics from War Studies and the King's India Institute. It also draws on policy leaders, military professionals, and experts in the private sector involved in 'security management' to examine practical challenges. Graduating students are thus prepared for further research in academia, or for careers in policy, government, and international agencies
Provides a focused understanding of the interrelationships between the history, theory, and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia (including Afghanistan) post 1947.
Core module: Two essays of 4500 words each.
Optional module: varies – essays and exams.
Dissertation: 15,000 words.
Optional modulesA further 40 credits can also be taken from the list above, but may include a graduate language module (Hindi, Panjabi, Arabic, Pashtu or Urdu) or 20 credits from MA modules across the Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Science & Public Policy (full list of options to be confirmed).
Graduating students are thus prepared for further research in academia, or for careers in policy, government, and international agencies.
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£10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
£19,650 p.a. (2017/18)*
£5,475 p.a. (2017/18)*
£9,825 p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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