Defence Studies Dept Defence Studies Department Joint Services Command & Staff Coll Shrivenham The Defence Studies Department is part of King's College London, but exists to provide education to professional military officers at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. With more than 50 permanent staff, we are the largest collection of scholars of defence, security, conflict, and military history in the United Kingdom. Research in the Defence Studies Department is reflective of the diverse interests of our staff members and postgraduate students. It covers military, naval, diplomatic and imperial history, international relations, defence and regional security policy studies, strategic studies, and the ethics of conflict. This wide range of topics is united by their relation and relevance to contemporary security and defence issues.