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Defence Education - Royal College of Defence Studies

Last updated: 27/09/2019
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-8-DE-005
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The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) is a postgraduate education course for military and civilian personnel, focused on international security and strategic studies. The course contributes to the development of senior leaders and seeks to improve their ability to deal with security challenges in an effective and responsible manner, including by addressing issues such as human rights and rule of law, international humanitarian law, protection of civilians in conflict, anti-corruption and transparency, civilian oversight and democratic control of Armed Forces.


“The RCDS graduate understands the international strategic context, is skilled in analysis and able to work intuitively across national, cultural and ideological boundaries to lead or contribute to developing strategy at the highest level."


Only 80% of the course curriculum is ODA eligible, only relevant aspects of the course are reported as ODA.


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Programme data last updated on 27/09/2019