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War Studies & Philosophy BA

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Overview

The rationale for this joint honours degree programme based in the central London is that key elements of the War Studies curriculum can be augmented and reinforced by studying philosophy as war touches every aspect of human existence.


Key benefits

War Studies:

  • The leading department in the UK and one of very few in the world devoted exclusively to the multidisciplinary study of war as a phenomenon, providing a forum in which students can study all aspects of the impact of war on society.
  • Students are taught by leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with influential external organisations.
  • The department hosts a number of lectures throughout the year featuring high-profile guest speakers.
  • Central location gives easy access to major libraries and links to the seat of government, the Imperial War Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
  • Graduates pursue careers in a range of fields including government, academia, journalism, banking, policy development, and humanitarian organisations.

Philosophy:

  • One of the largest and most distinguished philosophy departments in the country.
  • The Department is ranked as one of the top-three UK philosophy departments in the 2014 Research Excellence framework for both the quality of our research and research power.
  • Our National Student Survey (NSS) satisfaction results are consistently excellent. In the most recent NSS, we came first in the Russell Group for Teaching Satisfaction and Feedback and Assessment; 99% of students report being satisfied with our teaching.
  • King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional courses, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.
  • Our emphasis on small-group teaching ensures students acquire and hone 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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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.

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers

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: January 15th 2016

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Course detail

Description

The underlying rationale for each joint honours programme is that the key elements of the War Studies curriculum (and the modules which reflect them) can be augmented and reinforced by the study of other subject areas and disciplines, given the way in which war touches every aspect of human existence.

A joint honours degree is comprised of a total 360 credits studied over three years. Usually students complete half of their modules in the Department of War Studies and half in the partner department. Joint honours students must choose their modules for each year with the guidance of their personal tutor, taking into account timetabling factors for each department (eg avoiding clashes in timetables) and the requirements of each programme.

In War Studies, it is compulsory to take the modules in 'The Art of War Studies' and 'Contemporary Security Issues' in year one. Although there are no compulsory modules in Year 2, all joint honours students are required to ensure that at least one of their two optional module choices for the year is either Intelligence in War Studies or War in International Order or World War II in Europe. The final year dissertation is compulsory, but may be written with either department.

The War Studies elements provide students with a sophisticated understanding of war, both as a subject worthy of study and as an intellectual preparation for the widest possible range of career choices. These skills include the ability to handle a wide range of evidence, analyse complex issues and present conclusions in a clear and effective manner.

Our Department of Philosophy has particular strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and ancient philosophy. We are also able to offer an extremely wide range of modules, including subjects like Indian philosophy and medieval philosophy which are offered by very few other universities in the UK.

Teaching style

Most of the department's academic staff play a full part in teaching at BA, MA and research level to ensure the maximum cross-fertilisation between teaching and research. A range of teaching methods are used including lectures, seminars and tutorials. The programmes in the Department of War studies are designed to enhance your analytical, conceptual, research and critical thinking skills which will increase your employability and aid professional career development.

Structure of course and assessment

The department offers single and joint honours programmes. The assessment method is a combination of essays, examinations, oral presentations and a dissertation.

Location

The prime, central position beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages, and as a student you will enjoy the excellent social and cultural opportunities of the capital. The department is 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. This generates interaction between the study and practice of security and foreign policy.

Structure

  • We review our options on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice. Currently, students study the following core modules and choose from a list of options. Please note that not all option modules are available each year. All War Studies modules are worth 30 credits unless otherwise indicated.


    Students choose modules worth 60 credits from the War Studies Department and modules worth 60 credits from the Department of Philosophy. In Philosophy, students have a choice from modules in history of philosophy, ethics and politics, and fundamental areas of contemporary analytic philosophy.


    Required Modules

    War Studies:

    • Contemporary Security Issues (15 credits)

    • The Art of War Studies (15 credits)

    Philosophy:

    Combined honours students choose from among our level 4 modules, which are:

    • Greek Philosophy

    • Ethics

    • Elementary Logic

    • Metaphysics

    • Modern Philosophy

    • Political Philosophy

    • Epistemology

    • Methodology

    In the first year combined honours students must take at least one module in history of philosophy, at least one module in either ethics or political philosophy, and at least one module from among Elementary Logic, Metaphysics I, Epistemology I, and Methodology.

    Optional Modules

    War Studies:

    The Causes of War or The Conduct of War or The Experience of War

  • Students choose modules worth 60 credits from the War Studies Department, and modules worth 60 credits from the Department of Philosophy.


    Required Modules

    Although there are no core War Studies modules, students should ensure that they meet the requirement below (see Year 2 options).

    Optional Modules

    War Studies:

    All joint honours students choose two modules from the seven options (2014-15) in War Studies; at least one of which should be either Intelligence in War Studies or War in International Order or World War II in Europe.

    The options in War Studies are:

    • War & Global Conflict in the Contemporary World

    • Military Strategy

    • Intelligence in War Studies

    • War & Society

    • War in International Order

    • Aspects of Naval History

    • World War II in Europe

    Philosophy:

    Students take four modules from the following lists, with the requirement to choose from at least two of the three lists:

    List A
    Greek Philosophy II: Plato
    Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
    Modern Philosophy II: Locke and Berkeley
    Modern Philosophy II: Spinoza and Leibniz

    List B
    Ethics II: History of Ethical Philosophy
    Ethics II: Contemporary Ethical Philosophy
    Political Philosophy II: Theories of Justice / Theories of Freedom
    Political Philosophy II: History of Political Philosophy

    List C
    Epistemology II
    Metaphysics II
    Philosophy of Logic and Language
    Philosophy of Mind

    In the second year combined honours students may also take one 15 credit module from among level 6 optional subjects.

  • Students choose modules worth 60 credits from the War Studies Department, and modules worth 60 credits from the Department of Philosophy.


    Required Modules

    Dissertation (in either the Department of War Studies or the Philosophy Department).

    Optional Modules

    War Studies Options (2014-15):

    Guerrillas in the Mist: Insurgency & Counter Insurgency in the Modern World
    Philosophies of War
    Manpower, Technology, Ideology: the Emergence of Modern War, 1914-1921
    American Civil war
    Security Issues in the Middle East
    Fighting in the Air
    Warfare in the Ancient World
    War & International Relations
    War & Strategy in East Asia
    British Strategy 1815-1856
    Nature of Riots
    War on Terror

    Philosophy:
    Please note that not all options are offered each year:

    19th Century Continental Philosophy
    20th Century Continental Philosophy
    Advanced Logic modules
    Aesthetics
    Dissertation
    Ethics of Science & Technology
    Formal Semantics
    Formal Syntax
    Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
    Gender & Philosophy
    Greek Philosophical Texts
    Hellenistic Philosophy
    Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools
    Indian Philosophy: The Heterodox schools
    Kant
    Medieval Philosophy
    Modal Logic
    Moral Normativity
    Neoplatonism
    Philosophy of Biology
    Philosophy of Mathematics
    Philosophy of Physics II: Quantum Mechanics
    Philosophy of Psychology
    Philosophy of Psychology II
    Philosophy of Religion
    Philosophy of Science
    Scepticism
    Set Theory
    Topics in Greek Philosophy
    Topics in Metaphysics
    Topics in Modern Philosophy
    Topics in Philosophy of Mind
    Topics in Political Philosophy
    Utilitarianism

     

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Career prospects

War studies students come from a variety of countries and backgrounds and 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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Testimonials

Department of War Studies

Welcome from the Head of Department

Professor Theo Farrell talks about research, teaching and life in a department that focuses on promoting understanding of war, conflict and international security.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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