The Defence Studies Department, (DSD) offers a range of accredited postgraduate programmes and courses, access to which is limited to students either at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) or at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS).
At the JSCSC, the following programmes and courses are available:
MA in Defence Studies – Constructed around the Advanced Command and Staff Course; designed to enhance and deepen knowledge of a broad range of subjects relevant to defence and international affairs, raising understanding of such issues to an advanced level in a multidisciplinary environment.
At the RCDS, the following programme is available:
MA in International Security and Strategy - Constructed around the Royal College of Defence Studies Course; designed to enhance and deepen knowledge of a broad range of subjects relevant to international security and strategy, and foster awareness of a comprehensive range of approaches, relevant to the multidisciplinary study of such issues.