About King’s College London
King's College London is among the top 30 universities in the world (2012/13 QS international world rankings) and was The Sunday Times Best University for Graduate Employment 2012/13'. A world-class institution with over 25,000 students, the College epitomizes academic excellence. Founded in 1829 by King George IV, King's is one of the oldest and, indeed, largest colleges of the University of London with an exceptional reputation for teaching and pioneering research.
King’s location in the heart of London and its strength in law, humanities and the social sciences make it a major player in forging links between the arts, culture and universities, and in the development of public policy at national level. Its very broad range of subjects, including also physical sciences and engineering, are increasingly inter-related, notably in fields such as bioinformatics, health policy and medical humanities.
King’s nine Schools of Study are Arts & Humanities; Biomedical Sciences; the Dental Institute; Law; Medicine; Nursing & Midwifery; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the Institute of Psychiatry, and Social Science & Public Policy.
Why Study at King's?
King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK.
King's College London consistently features in the top league tables, confirming its position as one of the most prestigious and well respected providers of education in the country. Our academics are at the cutting-edge of research and in high-demand for their expertise on issues that affect the world today.
• QS World University Rankings, 2012, 26th
The home of six prestigious Medical Research Centres, more than any other UK institution, experts from King's continue to enjoy worldwide acclaim through their continuing contributions to discoveries of medical, scientific, social and political significance. King's students benefit from direct contact with leading academic staff that are at the cutting edge of innovation in their disciplines and whose research directly informs their teaching.
Vibrant and Enthusiastic London Community
Choosing King’s means choosing a university where staff and students work hard to achieve and sustain high standards of academic excellence. But working hard isn’t the only thing King’s is good at: it’s a friendly place too, with a great students’ union and lots going on. King's has over 25,000 students from all over the globe, and a comprehensive range of student services include funding, welfare and academic advice, accommodation, counseling, healthcare, careers, religious provision as well as our dedicated student centers'The Compass'.
At King's, you will not only benefit from the most advanced teaching facilities and equipment available, but also relax and socialise in comfort. King's comprises of five vibrant, modern campuses. Common rooms, dining and social areas create a warm atmosphere and sense of community. There are plenty of places to meet and share ideas with friends and colleagues, or simply enjoy a few moments of quiet contemplation.
Our four Thames-side campuses offer a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment in which to study, with superb access to the academic, cultural and social riches of London; We can truly claim to be the most central of London's university institutions.
King’s in the USA
King’s has a long tradition of welcoming students from the US. We currently welcome over 1,000 students each year across all levels of study and have over 5,000 active alumni across the US. Amongst others our academic partners in the US include: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Chicago, UC San Francisco, and Berkeley.
To further support our students, alumni, and partners in July 2012, King’s opened a US office in the Washington DC Metro area of Alexandria, Virginia.