The War Studies BA course is made up of 360 credits and studied over three years and you will study 120 credits each year. The first year of study consists of five required modules that provide a rounded introduction to the occurrence of war and the benefits and challenges. In the second year you will take one required module and three optional modules. These options provide you with a deeper understanding of war as revealed through a variety of disciplinary pathways, including history, politics, philosophy, and sociology. In the final year, you are required to complete a 10,000-word dissertation on an approved subject of your choice with emphasis placed on self-directed research and a 30 credit required module. The 60 credits worth of optional modules you will also study are designed to reflect the current research and expertise of staff in the department, providing you with the opportunity to study specialist subjects in-depth. Teaching style and study time A range of teaching methods are used including lectures, seminars and tutorials. We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support during your studies. Assessment Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected. The primary methods of assessment for this course are essays, written examinations and presentations (individual and group). Location This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand & Waterloo Campuses. The Department is located at the Strand Campus, in the heart of central London close to the seat of government, the City, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court, the Imperial War Museum and the National Maritime Museum; providing interaction between the study and practice of security and foreign policy.