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


11 August 2020
Sign up now: Defence Leadership Centre announces autumn courses

 

In September, the Defence Academy’s Defence Leadership Centre (DLC) is delighted to announce the resumption of Leadership courses, following their postponement in March as the Defence Academy adapted our operations to adhere to government guidance during the pandemic.

Next event


16 September 2020
Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation Digital Conference

This year’s event takes place online on 16-18 September, chaired by General Sir Richard Barrons and in official partnership with the UK Defence Academy.

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