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.


Latest news


24 October 2017
Call for papers: Strategic communication and deception

The Ministry of Defence’s think tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) is updating its doctrine in relation to strategic communication and deception and would like to hear from authors working in these areas.

Next event


20 February 2018
Boarding Schools Fair

An opportunity to talk to staff from over 60 independent schools from across the country in the Forum of the Joint Services Command & Staff College, Shrivenham.

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