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War Studies & Philosophy BA

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Overview

The War Studies & Philosophy BA joint honours degree is an interdepartmental programme that addresses key elements of war in a philosophical context by introducing strategic concepts, arguments, texts and techniques from across the philosophical spectrum.


Key benefits

  • King's is amongst the world's leading universities for the study of war and conflict.
  • Teaching is delivered by leading international experts who work in close collaboration with governments, armed forces and NGOs across the world.
  • Frequent guest lectures throughout the year by high-profile international speakers.
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to government, the media, museums, and major libraries and research institutes.
  • We offer a dedicated focus on employability skills, assisting you to careers in defence, foreign affairs, humanitarian aid, risk analysis, journalism, and banking.
  • Outstanding flexibility, allowing you to focus on your fundamental interests of war and conflicts in addition to covering areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.
  • Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures students acquire and refine the skills of critical thinking.

Key information

UCAS code LV95

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of Philosophy,Department of War Studies

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAA

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Required grades:

85% overall

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

No compulsory subjects

Preferred subjects

No preferred subjects

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: AAA

Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 . Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher History (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 . Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Selection procedure

The department may interview shortlisted candidates for the BA programme and is looking for genuinely interested individuals. A good A-level performance (AAA) is expected but no specific A-level subjects are normally required except for joint honours programmes. The department welcomes applicants with relevant life experience.

Applicants with relevant life experience may need to take an Access course to prepare them for their degree. Those applicants not already taking an Access course are strongly advised to consult the Admissions Tutor about their application.

Applicants planning a gap year should either apply for a deferred place in the preceding year or ensure that they are available for interview during February and March (the normal interview period for war studies) during their gap year.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017

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Course detail

Description

The War Studies & Philosophy BA degree comprises a total of 360 credits studied over three years. You will divide your study time equally between the two subjects and will usually take modules totalling 120 credits each year.

In your first year, you will study a combination of required and optional modules from both areas of study. Although there are no compulsory modules in Year 2, you are required to study either Intelligence in War Studies, War in International Order or World War II in Europe among your module choices. Your final year will involve you writing a 10,000-word dissertation in either subject area.

Teaching style and study time

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are assessed essays, written examinations, individual and group presentations and a written dissertation.

Location

We are located at the Strand Campus, in the heart of central London close to the seat of government, the City, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court, the Imperial War Museum and the National Maritime Museum; providing interaction between the study and practice of security and foreign policy.

Other related courses

  • War Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • European Politics

Structure


  • You will take 60 credits from War Studies and 60 credits from Philosophy. 


    Required Modules

    War Studies:

    • Art of War Studies (15 credits)
    • Contemporary Security Issues (15 credits) 

    Philosophy:

    • Greek Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Modern Philosophy (15 credits)
    The Art Of War Studies
    Contemporary Security Issues
    Greek Philosophy I
    Ethics I
    Political Philosophy I
    Metaphysics I
    Epistemology I
    Methodology
    Elementary Logic

    Optional Modules

    War Studies:

    The Causes of War (30 Credits)
    The Conduct of War (30 Credits) 
    The Experience of War  (30 Credits) 

    Philosophy:

    Students are also required to take at least one of the following modules:

    • Ethics (15 credits)
    • Political Philosophy (15 credits)

    In addition, students are required to take at least one of the following modules:

    • Elementary Logic (15 credits)
    • Metaphysics (15 credits)
    • Epistemology (15 credits)
    • Methodology (15 credits)

    Students then take 15 further credits from the Philosophy modules listed above.

  • You will take 60 credits from War Studies and 60 credits from Philosophy. 


    Required Modules

    War Studies

    You are required to take at least one of the following modules:

    • Intelligence in War Studies (30 credits)
    • World War II in Europe (30 credits)
    • War in International Order (30 credits)

    Philosophy

    You are required to take 45 credits from at least two of the following lists, which may typically include:

    List A

    • Greek Philosophy II: Plato (15 credits)
    • Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle (15 credits)
    • Modern Philosophy II: Locke & Berkeley (15 credits)
    • Modern Philosophy II: Spinoza & Leibniz (15 credits)

    List B

    • Ethics II: History of Ethical Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Ethics II: Contemporary Ethical Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Political Philosophy II: Theories of Justice / Theories of Freedom (15 credits)
    • Political Philosophy II: History of Political Philosophy (15 credits)

    List C

    • Epistemology II (15 credits)
    • Metaphysics II (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Logic & Language (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Mind (15 credits)

    Optional Modules

    War Studies:

    • Empires, Imperialism & the History of the Modern World (30 credits)
    • Intelligence in War Studies (30 credits)
    • Military Strategy (30 credits)
    • War and Global Conflict in the Contemporary World (30 credits)
    • War in International Order (30 credits)
    • War & Society (30 credits)
    • World War Two in Europe (30 credits)

    Philosophy:

    You will choose a further 15 credits from lists A-C (above) or from a range of optional philosophy modules which may typically include:

    • Hellenistic Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Mathematics (15 credits)
    • Medieval Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Aesthetics (15 credits)
    • Gender & Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Topics in Political Philosophy (15 credits)
    • First Order Logic (15 credits)

     You will have the opportunity to study abroad for your full second year. Partner institutions currently include:

    • Georgetown University
    • Hong Kong University
    • Sciences Po, Paris (basic French language required)
    • University of California
    • University of North Carolina
    • University of Sydney
    • Ca'Foscari University of Venice
    • Yonsei University
    • Keio University
    • Korea University

  • Required Modules

    You are required to complete a 30-credit dissertation in year three in either War Studies or Philosophy. You will then take optional modules to bring you total credits for Philosophy and War Studies to 60 in each subject (including the dissertation).

    Optional Modules

    War Studies

    • War & Strategy in East Asia (30 credits)
    • Warfare in the Ancient World (30 credits)
    • The USA & World War II (30 credits)
    • British Strategy 1815 - 1856 From the Congress of Vienna to the Peace of Paris (30 credits)
    • Pirates off the Starboard Bow: Crime & Violence on the High Seas (30 credits)
    • Security Issues in the Middle East since WWII (30 credits)
    • War on Terror (30 credits)
    • Guerrillas in the Mist (30 credits)
    • Fighting in the Air (30 credits)
    • Nature of Riots (30 credits)
    • Philosophies of War (30 credits)
    • American Civil War (30 credits)
    • War & International Relations (30 credits)

    Philosophy

    • 19th Century Continental Philosophy (15 credits)
    • 20th Century Continental Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Advanced Logic modules (15 credits)
    • Aesthetics (15 credits)
    • Dissertation (15 credits)
    • Ethics of Science & Technology (15 credits)
    • Formal Semantics (15 credits)
    • Formal Syntax (15 credits)
    • Foundations of Analytic Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Gender & Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Greek Philosophical Texts (15 credits)
    • Hellenistic Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools (15 credits)
    • Kant (15 credits)
    • Medieval Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Modal Logic (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Mathematics (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Psychology (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Psychology II (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Religion (15 credits)
    • Philosophy of Science (15 credits)
    • Topics in Greek Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Topics in Metaphysics (15 credits)
    • Topics in Modern Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Topics in Philosophy of Mind (15 credits)

     

     

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Career prospects

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
• Account Executive, IT re-seller
• Accounts Assistance, IJS Global
• Army Officer, British Army
• Consultant, Ernst & Young
• Creative Writer, Groupon
• Defence Analyst, Vision Gain
• Parliamentary Assistant, House of Commons
• Special Constable, Metropolitan Police
• Trainee Accountant, a legal practice

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

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.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

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