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MA in International Security and Strategy


During their year at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), course members can take the opportunity to study for an MA in International Security and Strategy.

The programme supplements the RCDS course and is designed to enhance and deepen knowledge of a broad range of subjects relevant to international security and strategy, whilst also fostering awareness of a comprehensive range of approaches relevant to the multidisciplinary study of such issues.


The programme is delivered through additional seminars spread throughout the RCDS year, led by King's College London academics. These seminars consolidate and deepen the studies being undertaken during the main RCDS course.


Assessment is carried out by means of essays, written examinations and a final dissertation.


Please note that the MA in International Security and Strategy is only available to RCDS course members. Students also have to pass a qualifying exam to be accepted onto the Master's programme.

For more information on the application process please see here.