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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16 July 2018
Senior Leadership Development - NATO Multinational Military Operations
The Shrivenham Leadership Centre (SLC) represents the UK on a NATO Research Task Group (RTG), focused on examining Senior Leader Development for NATO Multinational Military Operations.

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17 July 2018
Graduation 2018

Graduation Day Thursday 19th July 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming students to this years Graduation Ceremony. 

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