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Defence Studies Department

King's College London at the JSCSC

The mission of the Defence Studies Department (DSD) of King's College London is to provide world-class professional military education to the UK Armed Services at the JSCSC.  In a 21st century world characterised by complex uncertainty, the Armed Services recognise the imperative for their officers to understand military history as well as issues of contemporary and future defence and international security at the postgraduate level. DSD meets this requirement by providing research-led teaching and postgraduate accreditation in a unique partnership at the JSCSC.

DSD's vision is to consolidate its unique and established position in professional military education by:

  • Responding flexibly to changing UK military education requirements
  • Forging new national and international partnerships in the delivery of professional military education
  • Informing academic and policy debates across the defence studies field
  • Developing and applying innovative teaching techniques. 

King's College London - Defence Studies Department Staff