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We provide outstanding research-led teaching to the next generation of scholars in conflict, policy, and international relations from BA through to PhD.


Our teachers are leading international experts who work in close collaboration with governments, armed forces and NGOs across the world.

Our teaching incorporates guest lectures delivered by high-profile international speakers, enabling our students to engage with and learn from inspirational figures in the field of security and international relations.

Our students benefit from our links with leading defence and security bodies and institutions such as Chatham House, IISS, RUSI, Janes Defence, Visiongain and AKE. 


Impact and expertise

Impact and expertise

Our world-leading research directly informs academic and policy debates in the UK and…

Our programmes



Studying in the Department of War Studies will prepare you for a wide range of career choices.



Postgraduate courses in the Department of War Studies

War Studies Online

Online Study

War Studies Online MA programmes at King's College London

Our students

Our students are at the heart of everything we do in the Department of War Studies. Ranging from age 18 to 70+, they come from different backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, and nationalities, bringing a broad range of experiences, skills and perspectives which enriches our inter-disciplinary study of conflict in all its forms.

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