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King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies

King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS) delivers world leading security and defence related education with an emphasis on the application of learning in real-world contexts through professional development courses that are residential, online and blended.

Our courses range in length from an hour’s short course to a full MA programme or even PhD programme. KIASS also provides consulting and other services for governments, armed forces and industry around the world. KIASS brings together decades of work in this area delivered by staff within the School of Security Studies, one of the world’s largest and most diverse communities of scholars engaged in teaching and research on all aspects of war, conflict and security.

Recognising the increasingly dynamic and complex nature of defence and security challenges in today’s world, KIASS seeks to deliver high-impact, interdisciplinary programmes, through partnerships with other schools and units across King's. We also work in collaboration with government departments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. 


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About King's Institute for Applied Security Studies


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Masters Programmes

Masters Programmes

KIASS offers MA programmes on contemporary issues in international affairs, defence and security.

Professional Development Short Courses

Short Courses

KIASS offers open short courses in defence and security aimed at enhancing the performance of you…

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