King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

War in the Modern World

The programme will give students a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute understanding of modern military theory and operations in the light of the wide-ranging economic, social, technological and political changes in the world between 1945 and today. It will equip students to engage critically with scholarly debate about the conduct and nature of contemporary warfare, and to understand the contexts in which modern military operations take place.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.1 or above); 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 are encouraged to apply; 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 is required that a candidate can undertake academic study to the level required; if necessary, candidates are asked to submit a sample of written work.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by one short essay (1,500 words); and one long essay (3,000 words); a dissertation (15,000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online

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Key information

Contact: 
War Studies Online Programme Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 
020 7848 1430