About the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

The Defence Academy is part of the Ministry of Defence. Our purpose is to develop the intellectual edge needed for success on operations and leadership in government. We deliver courses designed to unlock the cognitive skills of our students to expand their intellectual horizons and capacity. Our portfolio of long and short courses covers leadership, strategy, science and technology, and business skills.

The Academy has three strategic partners – King's College London, Serco UK and Europe, and Cranfield University – who provide our academic and facilities support and who are vital to our success.  

Our main site is located 80 miles west of London along the M4 corridor, close to Swindon with its excellent rail links into London. 

Our vision is to be recognised as an education provider of choice for defence, security, government and beyond.