Taught course

Conflict, Security & Development

King's College London · Department of War Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject or an equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university; GPA must be above 3.25. Applicants must have English language competence. However we offer a two year programme built around the department's existing MA programmes (excluding War in the Modern World - by e-learning), and incorporating dedicated English language tuition, for which the initial IELTS requirement is 6.0 in each skill. Further information is available on the Department of War Studies website.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to provide students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the complex linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. The programme encourages students to explore the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security.

Fees and funding

Students are generally self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 1977 / 7203
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200