King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Air Power in the Modern World

This programme gives 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, with special reference to the role of air power in integrated (joint) contexts; it equips students to engage critically with scholarly debate about the conduct and nature of contemporary warfare from an air power perspective, and to understand the contexts in which modern military operations take place.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.1 or above) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject; degrees in other relevant subjects; work experience; professional or other qualifications; prior experiential learning.

Course modules

Modules include: African security; contemporary warfare and international relations; insurgency and counter-insurgency; intelligence in war and peace; international law and the use of force; middle eastern security; seapower; south asian security; strategic dimensions of contemporary warfare.

Assessment methods

Assessment for taught modules consists of one short essay (1,500 words) from a choice of essay questions (25 per cent of the module assessment); and one long essay (3,000 words) from a choice of essay questions (75 per cent of the module assessment). The dissertation (15,000 words) is submitted at the end of the programme. This important piece of assessed work contributes up to one third of the final programme grade.

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

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Online

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