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Edward Oulton

Edward Oulton

War Studies Online alumnus

  • Financial Services, Johannesburg


After twenty years working in banking, I was looking for a master's degree in international conflict that supported my mobility (moving countries twice during the course) and would be really interesting.  King’s MA in International Relations and Contemporary War hit the spot and then some. 

There is a fascinating diversity of students, many at the sharp end of conflict, that encouraged me to look at events outside of my default perspective; all supported by knowledgeable and motivated lecturers.  Although I undertook the course out of personal interest, the benefits overflowed into my work, helping me develop a deeper and more analytical approach to examining issues and opportunities, and being more cognisant of how the same event is viewed so differently by different groups.