Taught course

History of War

King's College London · Department of War Studies

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our History of War MA provides a platform to explore all aspects of the emergence of modern war from its late medieval origins to the present day. Taught in collaboration with the Department of History and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, it is designed as a research-preparation degree to allow you to go on to further study or as a ‘stand alone’ degree.

Key benefits

  • A unique opportunity to study war within the multi-disciplinary environment of the Department of War Studies
  • Suitable for those already developing a specialist knowledge, just beginning their historical studies on the subject of war, or for those returning to history after an unrelated career.
  • A chance to work with one of the largest groups of professional historians of war anywhere in the world. Departmental staff are internationally acknowledged experts in their areas of specialisation; they are active researchers and routinely use their latest findings in their teaching
  • The opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employability, aid your professional-career development and help prepare you for postgraduate research
  • An opportunity to study at a global centre of excellence that enjoys close relationships with other academic institutions, with think-tanks, non-governmental organisations and policy- making bodies around the world
  • Opportunities to benefit from high-profile visitors, such as government ministers, ambassadors and generals, who frequently give talks in the Department

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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