Developing the intellectual edge needed for success on operations and leadership in government

The Defence Academy welcomes students from the Ministry of Defence, wider government, UK industry and overseas. We provide a wide range of short and long courses ranging from awareness up to expert level covering five broad course themes: leadership; command; technology; business skills; and international engagement.  

We are based at a secure site in Shrivenham, 20 miles west of Oxford, with sites also in central London, Gosport, Andover and Halton. We also include Welbeck 6th Form College near Loughborough and four university squadrons with links to 11 universities offering bursaries to students studying subjects in technical and engineering disciplines. 

For more information on the Defence Academy and what we have to offer, please use this website or make direct contact using the communication methods provided on the contact us page.


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20 March 2019
International Section delivers a Strategic Leadership Programme export course in Kabul

As part of the CAPSTONE Afghanistan programme, International Section delivered a Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP) export course in Kabul over the period 3 - 6 Mar 2019.

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25 April 2019
Cormorant Club Spring Reunion 2019

The next Cormorant Club Spring Reunion at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on Thursday 25 April 2019 at 1800-2030 hrs.

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