The faculty is excellent and engaged, and the other students had particularly interesting viewpoints from their experiences in the military, media, academia, and other fields. I was able to take classes focused on specific aspects of military studies such as air power and sea power, as well as others dedicated to the modern war history and strategy of geographical areas like South Asia and the Middle East. In each of the classes, students were directed to a comprehensive and diverse set of resources by faculty who are top experts in their fields. The professors are deeply knowledgeable and eager to interact with students in the many discussions we had over two years.
Thomas Storch, Analyst, New York
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The remote nature of this programme provided the flexibility I required while still accessing a world class education. The pacing and structure of the courses allows me to carve out time in my own schedule balancing school, job, and family life. The ease of the online portal maximizes the time I dedicate to the programme and is both a virtual library and classroom. There is also flexibility in the structure of the programme itself which allowed me to take time off for maternity leave after having my first child. The internationally focused curriculum of this programme combined with vibrant discussion with other full-time professionals around the world has already proven valuable and directly applicable to my daily work.
Sarah Gamberini, Defense Contractor, Washington D.C.
I enrolled on MA International Relations and Contemporary War to pursue in more depth a lifelong interest in global affairs alongside my job. The structure of the programme, the variety of issues covered and their relevance to the 'real world' made King’s a natural choice. As someone who works for a multinational firm, I have been delighted to note how much of the course content is relevant to the commercial world and the changing nature of the relations we have with governments and other institutions. A major feature for me has been the specific design of the course for distance learning, which has meant that I can combine study with extensive travel associated with my role.
Richard Davies, Vice-President of Computer Sciences Corporation, UK
I wanted to gain a Masters level degree from a prestigious institution, but I simply could not afford to put my career as a journalist on hold. The King's College web-delivered MA “War in the Modern World” programme offered me the perfect opportunity to achieve my goal. The course has been utterly refreshing. The professors are exceptionally engaging and up-to-date with current affairs, so you feel like you are gleaning an excellent context of the past whilst still watching current events take place, for example, the Ukraine/ Russia crisis. Professors also encourage students to link these events, which, for a journalist who is obsessed with the new news of the day, every day, is extremely useful.
Robyn Kriel, CNN Anchor/ Correspondent
The MA “War in the Modern World” at King’s College London exceeded my expectations. The course content was up to date and relevant, the professors and tutors were engaged and knowledgeable, the administrative staff were always at hand and helpful, and the online platform was tried and tested. Keeping up my progression and completing the degree was therefore a thoroughly positive experience, despite, of course, being academically challenging. Looking back, I am glad I chose “War in the Modern World” at King’s College. I have not simply gained a master’s degree, but new knowledge and academic skillsets that have already aided my professional work.
Are Gellein Blikeng, analyst, Oslo.