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War in the Modern World
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Study mode distance learning
Start Date: 2019/09/01
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The programme will give students a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute understanding of modern military theory and operations in the light of the wide-ranging economic, social, technological and political changes in the world between 1945 and today. It will equip students to engage critically with scholarly debate about the conduct and nature of contemporary warfare, and to understand the contexts in which modern military operations take place.
An Honours degree (2.1 or above); or GPA above 3.3, USA in history; international relations; political science; economics or other appropriate subject; degrees in other subjects, or candidates with lower awards than those above are encouraged to apply; strong references and personal statements are an important part of the application, as is relevant working experience; an alternative professional or other qualification obtained by a formal examination may be approved; prior experiential learning can also be taken into consideration by the admissions panel; where alternative professional or other qualifications are not available, evidence is required that a candidate can undertake academic study to the level required; if necessary, candidates are asked to submit a sample of written work.
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0, All in 6.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for King's College London.
About this university
There are some 7000 students from outside the UK attending the university from around 150 different countries. As well as the Student Union there are also other facilities on offer to help adjust to life in the UK including the English Language Centre and help with legal paperwork such as visas, money and fees advice and general assistance with getting settled in. The London Student's Union, which later became the King's College London Students Union was founded back in 1873 and has claims to be the oldest in Europe. It provides students with a vast range of activities outside the classroom including over 50 different sports clubs and some 200 activity groups. It operates two bars, a shop and a gym on campus. Its student media came in the top three in the country and has an award winning website. In 2011, the union was responsible for the first student-led think tank in London, which has a membership of around 2000, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. It covers seven different policy areas and assists in lobbying politicians, NGO's and other policymakers. It also produces a peer-reviewed journal each September called The Spectrum.