Taught course

International Relations & Contemporary War

King's College London · Department of War Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or GPA above 3.3 (USA) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject. Degrees in other subjects, or candidates with lower awards than those above, may be considered. Strong references and personal statements are an important part of the application, as is relevant working experience. An alternative professional or other qualification obtained by a formal examination may be approved. Prior experiential learning can also be taken into consideration by the admissions panel. Where alternative professional or other qualifications are not available, evidence will be required that a candidate can undertake academic study to the level required. If necessary, candidates will be asked to submit a sample of written work. Other requirements: Applicants will also require: regular access to a high-specification computer with unbroken broadband internet connection; good time-management skills; and confidence in using computers.

Months of entry


Course content

International Relations and Contemporary War offers graduate students worldwide a unique opportunity to study International Relations in a multi-disciplinary Department devoted to the study of all aspects of contemporary war.

• An entirely web-delivered degree programme that is available 24 hours/day and can be studied anywhere in the world.
• Part of a world-leading Department, vibrant research community, and an international student body, drawn from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
• Innovative and academically rigorous programme on which lecturers provide support and guidance.
• Develop skills of in-depth and critical analysis, and become familiar with the latest, cutting-edge research in the discipline.
• Course materials include authored content, video, audio, images, maps, and intensively used discussion forums and full access to the resources of the King's College London library's extensive electronic holdings.
• Maximum flexibility for individual students: access content and respond to discussion postings in your own time for each study unit.

Please visit our online prospectus for more information on programme details.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, please visit our website for further information. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/admissions/requirements/language.aspx

Fees and funding

Students are generally self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 - 72 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office