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The Department of War Studies together with the Department of Defence Studies offer an unparalleled research power, size, scope and expertise. These Departments form the School of Security Studies- the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the research and teaching of all aspects of security - contemporary and historical, theoretical and empirical.

Our research directly informs academic and policy debates in the UK and internationally

Our research seeks to

  • produce world-leading research that develops new empirical knowledge, employs innovative theory, and addresses vital policy issues
  • contribute to scholarly learning through high-quality publications, and to achieve impact through engagement and knowledge exchange with policymakers, parliamentarians, publics and industry in Britain and beyond.
  • develop the next generation of scholars in international, policy, and security studies through postgraduate training and research mentoring
  • support individual scholarship and research collaboration through excellent research resources and effective research mentoring;
  • produce world-class scholarship through collaboration across the College and with international partners

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