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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7 August 2018
Defence Academy delivers second Building Integrity Course in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
In October 17 the Defence Academy’s (DefAc) Building Integrity UK team delivered the  Building Integrity course to security sector institutions of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on the West Bank in support of the British Support Team’s enduring commitment to the Palestinian Authority. 

Next event


25 July 2018
Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Conference 2018

This year’s conference takes place in London on the 24 – 25 September

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