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


13 January 2021
Learning during lockdown: how the Defence Academy begins term remotely

Hundreds of students set to begin the winter term studying onsite at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom have begun their courses remotely following the recent government announcement to stay home to save lives during Coronavirus.  

Next event


9 February 2021
Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Digital Conference 2021

This year's digital event takes place on the 9-11 February 2021.

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