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Engage in the pursuit of peace; study at the Department of War Studies

The inherently interdisciplinary nature of the BA degree requires you to master a wide range of theoretical approaches to war, including history, politics, international relations, sociology and philosophy.  

Studying in the Department of War Studies will give you a sophisticated understanding of war and international relations, both as subjects worthy of study and as intellectual preparation for the widest possible range of career choices.

Our staff and alumni have strong links to all the major national and international bodies, government departments, think tanks, NGOs and HE institutions. There is a wealth of opportunity to take advantage of these close networks to enhance your career prospects.

UCAS Code VL12
Duration 3 Years

Study BA History and International Relations in the History Department and War Studies Department at King's College London

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UCAS Code L250
Duration 3 years

Study for a BA International Relations degree in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

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UCAS Code L252
Duration Three years with optional year abroad

Study for the BA War Studies degree in the Department of War Studies at the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London.

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UCAS Code LV91
Duration Three years

Study for the BA War Studies & History degree at King's College London.

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BA in International Relations

A cross-departmental programme addressing key challenges, issues and approaches to politics as a global activity. Taught by world-leading experts from War Studies, European and International Studies, Political Economy and the King’s Global Institutes, the degree will give you a foundation in the core of international relations (theory, history, and economics), more advanced knowledge of statecraft, conflict and diplomacy, and specialist training in a region of the world.

News & Events from the Department of War Studies

13 January 2020

Notes from Brussels

A group of War Studies students traveled to Belgium to meet with officials from NATO and the…