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About King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies

Established in 2021 King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS), aims to deliver 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 from 5-hours of self-paced online learning to a 3-week face-to-face custom professional education programme to a full MA. 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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Professional Development Short Courses

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

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Masters Programmes

KIASS offers three MA programmes (also available as PG Dip and PG Cert), which aim to provide students with cutting edge understanding of contemporary issues in international affairs, defence and security.

Global Security MA


Academics from the King's Institute of Applied Security Studies deliver world leading security and…

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Major projects

King's are involved in a number of large multi-year programmes, aimed at tackling some of today's…

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