The Department of War Studies has an excellent reputation as a graduate training institution and is recognised by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a training institution for Politics, International Relations, and Military and International History.
All MPhil/PhD candidates undertake a tailored programme of research training and development through all three years of the programme. The department is especially interested in receiving applications from students planning their research projects in fields that will enhance the strength of the department's research groups, centres and programmes. Details of these can be found on the War Studies website, http://www.kcl.ac.uk/warstudies The department assumes that normally research students will be attached to one or more of these and that in all cases will enhance research culture and be consistent with the War Studies research strategy. In addition to the staff listed, there are academic staff for research supervision based at the Defence Studies Department (DSD) at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. For a full staff list and their research interests please access the DSD website.