Taught course

International Peace and Security

King's College London · Department of War Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in law, history, political science, or international relations, or overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our programme was launched by the School of Law and the Department of War Studies in response to the rapidly changing world after the Cold War. We combine the strengths of both departments to provide you with an integrated study of international law and international politics relevant to the contemporary world. This type of study is necessitated by the major changes in international peace and security which have taken place in recent years.

The early 1990s saw radical change in the international system, as has the start of the 21st century. Events in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Libya and Haiti and the creation of ad-hoc international tribunals, as well as September 11, the War on Terror and Iraq from 1990 to the present all represent new approaches to international order.

Central to this is the reinterpretation by the United Nations Security Council of that which constitutes a threat to international peace and security; this single change has had enormous impact on international society and global security, forcing a reassessment of fundamental doctrines by scholars and practitioners at the interface of law and international relations. Together, these changes create a need for the integrated study of international relations and international law.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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