The Course is designed to reflect best practices in professional military and postgraduate education and provides a valuable insight for military OF4, civil servant B2/C1s and personnel at that equivalent level of management. Centred on the military operational level of warfare, the Course provides a postgraduate academic level of study linked to King’s College London (KCL) Masters programmes. In preparation for more senior appointments, the Course seeks to develop students’ intellectual appreciation of the major issues facing Defence in the political, international, financial and multi-domain contexts and the confidence to question and offer original thought.
Kings College London – Students have the opportunity to register for one of three masters pathways with King’s College London subject to meeting the requirements, a successful application and of course completion of the required academic submissions. These pathways are:
- Master of Arts in Defence Studies
- Masters by Research in Defence Studies
- Master of Science in Defence Innovation.
More detail on these can be found on the KCL website search for ACSC or Professional Military Education.
Personnel who do not opt for one of the masters pathways will be able, on successful completion of the course, to record Post Staff College (Joint) (PSC(J)) achievement on the JPA and HRMS systems.