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MA in Air Power

MA in Air Power study with UK Universities

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of how air power is employed, two UK universities are now offering Air Power MAs.

University of Birmingham

The War Studies department at the University of Birmingham has just launched a masters degree to study the theory, history and practice of air power. The course is open to students from all backgrounds including the armed forces, industry, students from other disciplines and those who seek to expand their knowledge of this exciting subject within a structured academic environment.

The course is designed as a flexible part time degree which should take 2 years to complete. The course has a modular structure with 6 compulsory taught modules (20 credits each) followed by a 15,000-word dissertation (60 credits). Each of the 6 taught modules will be delivered through 3 Saturday Schools which will be held at the University of Birmingham. Each module will be assessed through a 4000 word essay.

Further information about this course can be found at: University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is an ELC Provider (Provider Number: 1634)

Kings College London

The RAF has partnered with King’s College London (KCL) to provide a modular, web-based course that leads to the award of a Master of Arts degree in ‘War in the Modern World in Air Power Studies’. This course is based on the ‘War in the Modern World’ MA. The course is suitable for military personnel who are keen to expand their knowledge of air power.

The course is a part-time programme, delivered entirely on-line, taking 2 years and 6 months to complete, assuming no interruptions. The course consists of 6 modules taught online (20 credits each), followed by a 15,000 word dissertation (60 credits). Each module lasts one term and requires students to produce a short 1500 word essay and a longer 3000 word paper.

Reduced fee for MoD employees, civilian and military - Eligible personnel are entitled to a reduced fee for the KCL, MA Air Power in the Modern World, for 2013/14. In order to qualify for the reduced fee any UK MoD employee, be they Civil Service, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, full-time or Reserve must provide evidence in the form of a written letter, on official letterhead, from your Chain of Command / Line Management as part of your application to King’s College London.

This letter must form part of your application to King’s College London and see full details on how to apply.

Any dispute regarding the entitlement for the reduced rate should be referred to the Director of Defence Studies (RAF) whose decision will be final.

KCL Special fee 2013/14 only for any UK MoD employee, Civil Service, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, full-time or Reserve, under terms of contract with MoD is £6600 for the MA.

Further information about this course can be found at: King’s College London

KCL is an ELC provider (Provider Number: 1120)

Further details:

If you have any questions concerning either of these courses please contact the Directorate of Defence Studies Training Officer – (Mil) 96161 4848 or (Civ) 01793 314848

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