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The Defence Studies Department together with the Department of War Studies offer an unparalleled research power, size, scope and expertise. These Departments form the School of Security Studies - the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the research and teaching of all aspects of security - contemporary and historical, theoretical and empirical.

Our research directly informs academic and policy debates in the UK and internationally and our teaching programmes equip students with the intellectual tools to enhance their knowledge, capability and understanding of all aspects of conflict, defence, and security.

In addition to providing education to the Military at the Defence Academy of the UK, the Defence Studies Department offers postgraduate courses (MA and PhDs) open to civilians. 



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