War Studies Post Graduate Degree Programme - Foreword

Master and Doctoral Degrees are available through the War Studies graduate programme at the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada. War Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme that provides students with the opportunity to explore human conflicts in any or all of its military, diplomatic, social, political, psychological or economic dimensions. It brings scholarly insight and academic discipline to bear on the practical issues of defence policy, strategic planning as well as the operational aspects of modern warfare. The War Studies programme seeks to balance practical military concerns with the high demands of scholarship at the graduate level.

The core programme is located at RMC's campus in Kingston, Ontario with distance learning opportunities available through the internet. War Studies courses offering are listed at: Courses Offerings 2024-2025

The subjects offered in the War Studies program are designed to contribute to the professional development of candidates working in defence-related areas, as well as to assist candidates interested in developing theoretical or research interests. In addition, opportunities exist to take relevant courses at other universities for credit in the War Studies programme. Originally, the War Studies Programme was aimed primarily at military students in Canada's Regular and Reserve Forces, but over the years an increasing number of civilian students have entered the programme.

The Royal Military College is uniquely equipped to offer a range of subjects in the field of War Studies. Its academic staff enjoy established scholarly reputations in their respective fields. Furthermore, the programme draws upon resources of the Massey Library of Royal Military College, including the Crerar and the John Spurr collections, the Fort Frontenac Library, the Centre of National Security Studies, National Defence Headquarters, and collections housed at Queen's University.

How to Contact the War Studies Program


War Studies Programme

2 Verite Ave, Cavalry House
Royal Military College of Canada

PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA  K7K 7B4


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