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

19 March 2018
HRH Prince Michael of Kent presents prestigious language awards to Military Personnel

Defence has around 850 personnel tested and current in over 40 languages to NATO Functional level and above.  

Next event

22 March 2018
Defence Technology Club Symposium 2018

The Defence Technology Club (DTC) is holding a Symposium titled ‘Innovation Across Industry’ hosted by Frazer-Nash Consultancy. The aim is to learn how industry approaches innovation and see if and how lessons can be shared with defence.

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