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Full time & Part time September MA One year FT, two years PT
Politics & Government (30)

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Immerse yourself in the intricate world of conflict and warfare with the War Studies MA programme at King's College London. Delve into the complexities of war from various interdisciplinary perspectives, including historical, political, sociological, and ethical viewpoints. The programme offers a postgraduate-level introduction to War Studies for students from diverse academic backgrounds, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests through a wide range of optional modules and dissertation topics. Develop advanced critical analysis, reflection, and communication skills essential for a successful career in academia, international organisations, journalism, and more. Benefit from being taught by world-renowned academics and networking opportunities with influential figures in the field. With a proven track record of employability, studying at a global centre of excellence in London will open doors to a multitude of career paths. To join this prestigious programme, you'll need a high 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Sharpen your intellectual prowess and embark on a rewarding journey in the realm of War Studies.

About the course

Our War Studies MA explores the phenomenon of war and conflict as a key aspect of the human experience, along with its causes, conduct and consequences. Central to the degree is the study of war from a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary perspective - which includes historical, political, sociological, philosophical, artistic, legal, ethical and military viewpoints. War is a deeply complex and contentious phenomenon, and its interdisciplinary study offers an unusually powerful opportunity to sharpen your critical analytical and reflective abilities and develop independent thinking. This prepares you for a wide range of careers and positions of responsibility in which such advanced intellectual skills are highly valued by employers.

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Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme.

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"The War Studies MA enhanced my research and critical thinking skills in addition to providing me with several new perspectives from which to view conflict as a matter both of personal interest and professionally. Upon completing the course I was well equipped to start a career that has developed into providing professional consulting services to the World’s largest defence companies."

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