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.


Latest news


7 October 2019
Defence Academy-wide Sports and Wellbeing Day

On Wednesday 2nd October, a balmy, sunny, autumn day, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom hosted their inaugural Sports and Wellbeing Day. 

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23 October 2019
The Centre for Army Leadership Conference 2019

This year’s Centre for Army Leadership’s (CAL) Annual Conference will be held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on the 23rd October 2019.

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