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War Studies & History BA

UCAS code: LV91

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in War Studies & History offers a flexible way to study war, conflict and their histories from an incomparably broad perspective. Led by the Department of War Studies, our BA is enriched by the breadth and knowledge of the UK’s most global History departments. Many War Studies and History students find that the combination of war studies and history allows them to develop a deeper, more complex understanding of conflict and international relations, which provides a superb basis for a range of career choices. You will approach the subjects from a variety of unique angles including politics, international relations, sociology and strategic studies. Thanks to the range of subjects on offer, you can choose a diverse variety of modules to create an exciting programme of study. The course will enable you to develop the ability to handle a broad range of evidence, analyse complex issues and present arguments in a clear, concise and effective manner, both orally and in writing.

Key benefits

  • King's is amongst the world's leading universities for the study of war, conflict and their histories, with close relations between the two departments teaching the course.
  • Teaching is by leading international experts who work in close collaboration with governments, armed forces and NGOs across the world.
  • Frequent guest lectures throughout the year by high-profile international speakers. These have previously included former diplomats, military leaders and government ministers.
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to government, the media, museums, and major libraries and research institutes.
  • We offer a dedicated focus on employability skills, assisting you to pursue careers in defence, foreign affairs, humanitarian aid, risk analysis, journalism, and banking.
  • Outstanding flexibility, allowing you to focus on your fundamental interests of war and conflicts in addition to covering key historical events from medieval Europe to modern India.
  • Our alumni have gone on to work for the UK government, the United Nations, the EU, NATO, for consultancy firms and in charities such as Oxfam
Rodolphe

I chose King's College London because I wanted to study at a top university. It offers a world-class education as you are taught by renowned teachers.

Rodolphe, War Studies & History

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Accounts assistant, IJS Global
  • Army officer, British Army
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Creative writer, Groupon
  • Defence analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary assistant, House of Commons
  • Special constable, London Metropolitan Police
  • Trainee accountant, a legal practice

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Accounts assistant, IJS Global
  • Army officer, British Army
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Creative writer, Groupon
  • Defence analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary assistant, House of Commons
  • Special constable, London Metropolitan Police
  • Trainee accountant, a legal practice

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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