Taught course

History of Warfare

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 challenges students to examine war from broad historiographical and interdisciplinary perspectives, taking, as given that the history of warfare cannot be isolated from the study of general history. It encompasses more than what usually falls into the category of military history to include war from the viewpoint of combatants, societies, economies and cultures across the landscape of modern history, and in the spirit of War Studies draws on the literature and methodology of other academic disciplines where appropriate.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

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