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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of War Studies Student Files
Level of description
Series level description of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
64 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Department of War Studies

Administrative / Biographical history

A department of Military Science existed from 1848-1859. Military Science was subsequently approved as a subject for the BA and BSc general degrees from 1913, and was taught under the Faculty of Arts and also the Faculty of Engineering. The Military Studies Department was established in 1926 and formed part of the Faculty of Arts. It became known as the War Studies Department in 1943 and was discontinued in 1948, although the subject continued to be taught under the Department of Medieval and Modern History. The Department was then reinstated in 1962 to offer postgraduate courses. A BA degree in War Studies was offered from 1992 onwards. The department became part of the School of Humanities in 1989 and the School of Social Science and Public Policy in 2001.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of War Studies

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Department of War Studies, undergraduate and postgraduate student files, 1960-1995 (Ref: KDW/FP). The majority of files to date are for postgraduate MA, MPhil/PhD and research degrees, with BA files dating from 1992. Information typically includes application for admission, notification of title of thesis, application for fellowship, letters of reference, interim progress report and correspondence.


Periodic deposits by Department

System of arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. Late additions to the series are arranged alphabetically according to the year they were deposited in the Archives.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to appropriate Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives: Department of War Studies Records (Ref: KCLCA 1994 KDW/F, 1990 KDW), King's College London Entrance papers (Ref: KA/E/ML), King's College London Military Studies Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KDW), King's College London Faculty of Arts/School of Humanities Student Records (Ref: KFA, KSH).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues, College Calendars. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2002

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  • Civic education
  • Curriculum
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • History
  • Military history
  • Peace education
  • Social science education
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University curriculum
  • University students

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of War Studies

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