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War Studies & History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The War Studies & History BA Joint Honours degree offered at King's College London is an interdepartmental course addressing key elements of war and history. 
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During this War Studies & History programme offered at King's College London, You will approach the subjects from a variety of unique angles including politics, international relations, sociology and strategic studies to develop your critical analysis and independent thought processes. The comprehensive range of study options throughout the course ensures you can choose a diverse variety of modules to create an exciting programme of study. 

Key benefits

  • King's is amongst the world's leading universities for the study of war and conflict.
  • Teaching is delivered by leading international experts who work in close collaboration with governments, armed forces and NGOs across the world.
  • Frequent guest lectures throughout the year by high profile international speakers.
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to government, the media, museums, and major libraries and research institutes.
  • We offer a dedicated focus on employability skills, assisting you to careers in defence, foreign affairs, humanitarian aid, risk analysis, journalism, and banking.
  • Outstanding flexibility, allowing you to focus on your fundamental interests of war and conflicts in addition to covering key historical events from medieval Europe to modern India.

Career prospects

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Security Issues
  • The Art of War Studies
  • Historical Skills, Sources & Approaches
  • The Causes of War
  • The Conduct of War
  • The Experience of War
  • The Making of Britain 400-1400
  • Medieval Europe 400-1500
  • Early Modern Britain 1500-1750
  • Power, Belief & Culture in Europe 1500-1800

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Required grades

  • AAA
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.Required subjects
  • History A-Level (or equivalent) is generally expected. Applications from those without such a qualification can be considered, where the application clearly demonstrates interest in and engagement with History as an academic subject.
Preferred subjects
  • None

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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