King’s College London
King's College London is among the top 20 universities in the world (2013/14 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 is located 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. King’s offers a broad range of subjects are increasingly inter-related, notably in fields such as bioinformatics, health policy and medical humanities.
The Faculties of Study at King’s are Arts & Humanities; Global Institutes; the Dental Institute; Law; Life Sciences & Medicine; Nursing & Midwifery; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; and Social Science & Public Policy.
Students at King's College London experience a variety of innovative teaching styles that train students how to think, not what to think. We foster an enriching and stimulating learning environment, where students work alongside world-class academics and gifted and talented students from all walks of life.
King's offers opportunities for students to enhance their degree by taking advantage of additional programs and projects. Students can study abroad for a semester or a year as part of an organized exchange, enroll on a language course, gain work experience, or register for our unique Associateship of King's College qualification.
In today’s competitive world, everybody needs to have an edge and King’s has an enviable reputation for making sure our graduates are sought after by some of the world's most prestigious employers across a range of careers. 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, 2013, 19th
As a reflection of our commitment to research excellence across the disciplines, 91 per cent of King's research activity entered in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise was internationally recognized, with 60 per cent deemed as world-leading or internationally excellent. Additionally, King’s is in the top seven universities for research earnings and one of the largest higher education suppliers of research to government departments.
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 socialize 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.
Their 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.
If you would like to find out more about King's College London, please contact one of our Across The Pond Advisors.
Student Population: 25,000 from over 150 countries
City Population: 7 million
Date of Establishment: 1829
Location: London, England
Cost of Tuition per year: from £17,900 per year (2018/19)
Estimated Living Costs: £1200 per month based on UKBA required funds inside London