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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21 August 2019
Defence Academy external website essential maintenance work

The Defence Academy is conducting essential maintenance work

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17 September 2019
Defence Modelling and Simulation Briefing and Open Day

Defence Modelling and Simulation Briefing Day will take place on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham from 1000-1500.  

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