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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18 June 2019
20 years on – back in Skopje on the 20th anniversary of K-Day

At the same time as BI UK was delivering the course in  North Macedonia there was an international event attended by former US President Bill Clinton remembering it was 20 years ago exactly on 12 June 1999 UK forces crossed into Kosovo from the then Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM).

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25 June 2019
Defence Academy will be at Civil Service Live 2019

The Defence Academy will be attending Civil Service Live this year.  

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