Taught course

War Studies

Institution
King's College London · Department of War Studies
Qualifications
MA

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 3.3 (USA). Applicants must have English language competence. However, we also offer a two-year programme built around the department's existing MA programmes (excluding War Studies Online Programmes), and incorporating dedicated English language tuition.

Months of entry

September

Course content

War is a key aspect of human experience, and people have long sought to understand it from a diverse range of perspectives. You will study alongside historians, social scientists, philosophers, jurists and artists, benefitting from their perspectives and those of the students around you.

We will provide you with an intellectual ‘toolbox’ composed of skills and techniques drawn from a range of disciplines associated with the humanities and social sciences. We will not train you as a specialist historian, philosopher, strategist, etc., but you will be introduced to elements of various disciplines that are relevant to the study of war. The challenge lies in combining them in order to achieve a sophisticated and rounded understanding of the subject.

The programme will appeal if you are a student of politics, history or strategic studies or if you are a professional in defence, diplomacy or foreign affairs who wants to reflect on the broader implications of your experiences.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Email
sspp-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1977 / 7203
Fax
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200