Located at the heart of professional military education in the United Kingdom, the Defence Studies Department (DSD) is committed to developing a broad understanding of defence, security and history by means of its research and teaching. DSD is a multidisciplinary department, and this is reflected in the wide range of subjects covered in its research outputs and in the subjects taught.
Its staff provide regular support and advice to policymakers, particularly within the Ministry of Defence. Through these activities, DSD contributes to the reputation of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom as an internationally recognised centre of excellence in professional military education.
Opportunities exist for PhD students to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) roles in the School of Security Studies. You will need to apply to either Defence Studies or War Studies. There are possibilities for working at both departments but you should be aware of the limitations/difficulties of doing so (see below for more detail).
Diversity and Inclusion
The School of Security Studies is committed to fostering an inclusive climate by ensuring equality and inclusiveness in our working, learning, research and teaching. In both Departments, you will be required to attend workshops, as part of your induction, that are focussed on promoting awareness of D&I issues.