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    Hey everyone,
    I recently got an offer for War Studies and Philosophy and I was wondering if someone going to either of these departments could give me some information. How is teaching in these departments, how big are the classes and what of community is there between students. Furthermore, what kind of careers do graduates of the undergrad program typically have?
    Thanks alot
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    (Original post by albertopo)
    Hey everyone,
    I recently got an offer for War Studies and Philosophy and I was wondering if someone going to either of these departments could give me some information. How is teaching in these departments, how big are the classes and what of community is there between students. Furthermore, what kind of careers do graduates of the undergrad program typically have?
    Thanks alot
    Got nothing to contribute, but that sounds like a fun degree
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    Firstly, congratulations on the offer - it’s a fascinating and prestigious course! I’m currently taking War Studies as a single honours and couldn’t recommend the department more. As far as teaching is concerned, the War Studies lecturers have always been excellent speakers while also encouraging students to engage with the subject – most lectures end with a debate/Q&A on the discussion topic (For a really diverse range of speakers the Experience of War module is an excellent choice – they ranged from a former war correspondent to General Sir Michael Rose). Class sizes vary – in the first year there were usually around 40 students in each lecture with around a dozen students per seminar group, but as you move into the second year you’ll find the sizes for both lecture and seminar groups decline as students specialise more. There is a strong sense of community for War Studies students (both single and joint honours). The War Studies society does an excellent job of organising regular social events, lectures and film screenings – all of which culminates in the themed War Studies Christmas party, which gives students a chance to mingle with our lecturers over drinks while sporting outlandish historical costumes!
    In terms of career prospects, there is a huge variety. Although many do choose to enter government at some level, this is not prescribed for you and you’re ultimately encouraged to have as broad a career horizon as your interests allow. As a result, many enter fields like academia, journalism, banking, policy research as well as multilateral and humanitarian organisations.
    Ultimately, you’re encouraged to pursue your interests (however specialised) within the field of War Studies and as a consequence I’ve yet to meet a student who has lost interest in the course.
    Hope this helps a little!
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    Which is better for BA International Relations? King's College London or Queen Mary University of London? I know KCL has an edge, but I would like to know your views. Also, which is better campus and accommodation wise?I am an international student and your opinions will be of great help! Suggestions for other colleges are also welcome.Thank you.
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    As a KCL student I can’t really speak for Queen Mary and Ihaven’t come across any IR students from there to gauge the standard of thecourse. I will say that at KCL, our IR course has the best of both worlds inthe second and third years since students are able to take War Studies modulesalongside their IR choices, and more generally the IR and War Studies studentshave a great working relationship. Of the IR lecturers I’ve encountered thestandard has been excellent and certainly I’ve not met an IR student who hasbeen dissatisfied with the course. Ultimately it carries much of theflexibility of study that War Studies has beyond the first year – meaning that youreally get out what you put in. You will be based on the Strand Campus, which Ican attest is a great learning environment because the quality of thefacilities and the number of open spaces to socialise, relax or study quietly.It’s also a great location, being a ten minute walk away from the main libraryand also relatively close to most of the major sites and main public places inLondon. Accommodation-wise: as an international student (who I ampresuming has not lived in the UK before?) you will be given priority forallocation to halls of residence. These are all mixed gender, self-catered(except for the intercollegiate halls) and largely (with the exceptions ofChampion Hill, Ewen Henderson, Angel Lane and Stratford-one) located in zones 1and 2 of the London Underground, meaning that you will probably save time and moneyon commuting costs.
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    Yes, I haven't lived in the UK before. Thanks a lot. That was really helpful. KCL is my first choice! Hope for the best.
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    Hi guys, im thinking about starting the degree warstudies and philospophy, for people that are currently enrolled, what type of person enjoys this degree? Also, what are the hours like, how hard do yoiu have to work to do well?
 
 
 
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