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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24 April 2019
Building Integrity UK plays its part in supporting European Defence in Estonia

As part of the UK’s contribution to the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), Building Integrity (BI) UK supported by International Section delivered the 5th annual Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption in Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Missions course on behalf of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), held for the first time at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia.

Next event


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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