King's College London

Course Introduction

BA War Studies is a unique, long established programme focused on the key human challenge of war and conflict. Instead of adopting a single disciplinary perspective, students approach the issues from a varety of angles including politics, international relations, philosophy, sociology, history and strategic studies. This inherent multi'disciplinarity gives the breadth of perspectives needed for career success.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples of modules: The causes of war; the conduct of war; the experience of war; contemporary security issues; the art of war studies. Year 2 examples of modules: War and global conflict in the contemporary world; war and society; war in international order; aspects of naval history; world war II in Europe. Year 3 examples of modules: Armed forces and society; security issues in the Middle East; philosophies of war; fighting in the air; warfare in the ancient world; war and international relations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • European Baccalaureate 90%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 60%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 73%

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 65%

Total Coursework: 35%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation