King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Defence Studies

The Department has research interests in subjects across the range of military and naval history, defence policy and international security studies, reflected in the publication of high-quality monographs and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Members of DSD work closely with a range of British and international governmental and academic organisations, providing policy advice and consultancy.

Entry requirements

Master's degree with high Merit (or overseas equivalent), and a good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or overseas equivalent in a related subject; candidates with practical experience in a relevant field (e.g. military, diplomatic, humanitarian or developmental) are welcome.

Course modules

Research areas include: Anglo-American relations and the blockade in the First World War; the British Empire and the Second World War; the psychology of strategy; secret war in Arabia: the war in Dhofar, Oman, 1965-1975.

Sponsorship information

Research students can apply for ESRC, AHRC, Graduate School, school of social science and public policy, and school of arts and humanities studentships. Some fellowships and bursaries are available for serving British military officers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 GBP 16,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
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Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

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