Based in the heart of London, King’s College London is one of the UK’s leading universities, providing students with outstanding education and research opportunities. An institution steeped in history, King’s is renowned for its world-class teaching and broad range of degree subjects, equipping students with credible qualifications that are respected and recognised worldwide.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, taking into account both the quality and quantity of research activity. The university was ranked 7th for quality by Times Higher Education and prides itself on being home to 12 prestigious Nobel Prize winners as alumni and staff have consistently shown excellence in their fields of study.
As one of the top 20 universities in the world, according to the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings, King’s College London provides students with a prestigious education while offering cutting-edge facilities.
As the fourth oldest university in England, King’s students are welcomed into an academic world which blends the traditional and modern, providing degree programs that are second to none. International students enter a vibrant learning environment, helping them to settle right into one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities.
Outstanding opportunities for students
King’s is proud to offer its students a range of outstanding courses led by distinguished academic staff. From psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry to international affairs and the arts, students are supported and challenged during each step of their time at the university. Degree programs combine engaging lectures with practical lab time, work placements and the chance to undertake independent study at King’s fantastic library facilities. Since its founding in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others, King’s students have been encouraged to become the leaders of tomorrow, questioning and expanding theories during their time at the institution.
King’s is also proud of its research-led status, providing cutting-edge studies across disciplines including Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Health. King’s research experts support science, shape industry and engage communities – in the UK and throughout the world. Collaborating internationally and across disciplines, research at King’s aims to respond to global challenges and make a real difference to the world we live in.
First-class careers support
Ranked in the top five universities for graduate employment by the Complete University Guide 2014, King’s provides students with all the support they need to secure first-class employment after graduation. Students can explore the university’s internships program, offering openings with a range of international and prestigious firms, or may choose to look further afield or overseas through King’s Global Internships Program. They can keep up to date with careers service offers on Facebook and Twitter and also have the opportunity to attend talks and schedule appointments while preparing for interviews and updating their CV. Even after graduation, King’s alumni form part of a well-connected network within the workplace and beyond.
A prestigious London-based institution
King’s is proud of its heritage. It is situated in the heart of London, a truly international city with inspiring connections to knowledge and influence that enrich university life in practical and inspiring ways. Its location offers students excellent transport links across the UK and with Heathrow and Gatwick international airports within easy reach, students are very well connected to further opportunities within Europe and beyond. King’s students can enjoy the best of both worlds: a unique education at one of the UK’s leading universities, while exploring new opportunities and openings in one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse capital cities.
Home away from home: A well-established international student body
At King’s, new students are welcomed into a vibrant and diverse international student body, making it an ideal place to create a home away from home. Right from day one, international students are provided with a range of orientation experiences and advice, helping them to settle in right away. With support on everything from visa issues to applications, international students receive a great range of help and guidance they need – all part of King’s excellent student experience.