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In addition to providing Professional Military Education to serving Military personnel at the Defence Academy of the UK, the Defence Studies Department offers postgraduate education available to the public. Applicants can choose from a fully online, innovative and highly successful Masters in International Affairs or a prestigious Doctorate as part of our MPhil/PhD Programme.

Education fosters an intellectually stimulating academic environment within a dynamic, international student body, supportive of professional development and we as a department aim to empower students with the intellectual tools through critical engagement, personal responsibility, imagination and creativity.

Our distinctive teaching programmes offer the intellectual tools to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of conflict, defence, security and strategy.

International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

International Affairs is a ground-breaking course that combines international relations, military history, strategic studies and regional security studies to educate students in the fundamental issues surrounding international security and conflict politics.


PhD Programme

PhD students are a vital element of King’s research community and culture, adding considerably to research productivity whilst providing role models for those undergraduates who are considering studying for a higher degree.



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