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In September 2012 the Defence Studies Department launched its own MPhil/PhD programme. There are currently about 100 students pursuing their PhD at DSD, in fields ranging from history to political science, and applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds, both military and civilian.
The Department welcomes applications and research proposals covering all areas of defence, and is particularly interested in receiving those from students whose research field will strengthen its existing research groups.
Duration MPhil two years full-time (four years part-time); PhD three years full-time (six years part-time) with an additional writing-up year if necessary.
MPhil/PhD Defence Studies Research in Defence Studies Department at King's College London
Resources for PhD students
DSD offers two unique studentships offered to DSD research students only as well as a wealth of training and support from the Centre for Doctoral Studies.