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War Studies BA

UCAS code: L252

Key information

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

Our Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in War Studies degree is a long-established course that focuses on the global human challenges of war and conflict. In this three-year undergraduate course, you will approach the study of war and conflict from a variety of different disciplines including history, politics, international relations, philosophy, sociology, diplomacy and strategic studies, preparing you for a wide range of career choices. You will develop the ability to handle a broad range of evidence, analyse complex, challenging and important 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 and conflict.
  • Teaching by leading international experts who work in close collaboration with governments, armed forces and NGOs across the world.
  • Outstanding flexibility, allowing you to focus on your fundamental interests of war and conflicts.
  • Frequent guest lectures throughout the year by high-profile international speakers. These have previously included former diplomats, military leaders and government ministers.
  • Intellectually and physically located close to government; our campus is just ten minutes' walk from Whitehall in the heart of London amongst the media, museums, and major libraries and research institutes of the capital.
  • The department has established relationships and links with major London institutions such as Chatham House, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Janes Defence, Visiongain, and consultancy group AKE International.
  • We offer a dedicated focus on employability skills, supporting you to pursue careers in defence, foreign affairs, humanitarian aid, risk analysis, journalism, and banking. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UK government, the United Nations, the EU, NATO, for consultancy firms and charities such as Oxfam.
Pia

War Studies gave me access to an interdisciplinary curriculum and a vibrant academic environment. In many ways, my experience surpassed my expectations – the sheer breadth of research within the department is hardly comparable and was made accessible to students through not only teaching but discussion groups, events and conferences

Pia, Alumni

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:

  • Account executive, IT re-seller
  • Accounts assistance, IJS Global
  • Army officer, British Army
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Creative writer, Groupon
  • Defence analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary assistant, House of Commons
  • Special constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Trainee accountant, a legal practice
  • East Asian security research fellow, RUSI

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:

  • Account executive, IT re-seller
  • Accounts assistance, IJS Global
  • Army officer, British Army
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Creative writer, Groupon
  • Defence analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary assistant, House of Commons
  • Special constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Trainee accountant, a legal practice
  • East Asian security research fellow, RUSI

Key information

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

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