Study Abroad at King's
There are increasing opportunities to study abroad as part of your English degree at King’s. This enables you to enrich your studies, increase your employability and broaden your horizons. It can also give you a chance to improve a foreign language at the same time as continuing your studies in English literature.
We currently have established links with the following institutions.
, University of Pennsylvania
, University of North Carolina
, University of California
Students applying to California select three campuses in order of preference.
All teaching of English literature at the Humboldt is done in English. The Humboldt spring term runs from April-July so you will be free between your January exams and April.
, National University of Singapore
, University of Hong Kong
Choosing an Institution
Where possible, we encourage students to choose from the institutions listed above. King’s College does have links with other institutions (eg Canada). Where students express convincing reasons for choosing another institution, we may consider allowing you to apply there.
Before applying to an institution, you must check that all their teaching of English literature is done in English and that they offer courses that will allow you to fulfil our banding system (see below).
In the second year at King’s, students must choose modules according to our banding system:
Band 1 = pre 1800
Band 2 = post 1800
English students must take at least four Band 1 modules in their second year (including at least one medieval course). English and film students must take at least three Band 1 modules in their second year (including at least one medieval module). You can assume that you will be able to do one medieval module and one other Band 1 module in the second year semester you spend at King’s. Therefore, you should take at least two pre-1800 modules during your semester abroad. If investigating an institution other than those we recommend, you must make sure you will be able to do this. The modules you take will be weighted equivalently to our second year courses. You can choose second or third year courses but not first year courses.
For further information contact the department's Study Abroad Tutor, Dr Kélina Gotman.
How do I apply?
Funding opportunities for students studying abroad