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Education partnerships in London


We work with partners in London to develop distinctive learning opportunities that help our students develop the skills and networks that will support them in their future careers.

Our ambition is to make the world a better place by providing our students with a transformative education, enabling them to turn their curiosity and aspirations into a lasting basis for success, social impact and continuous learning. 

Our partnerships with our local boroughs and across the capital are a distinctive feature of a King’s education. Across all our faculties, formal and informal learning programmes integrate London into our students’ experiences and provide opportunities to test their learning in real world environments. These connections and collaborations help our students take away the best possible life opportunities and to develop lifelong connections and networks that will support them throughout their careers. 

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This programme is jointly taught by the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy and the Southbank Centre.


454x276px_ABCs_study18TH CENTURY STUDIES MA
Taught by the British Museum and lecturers from across the Faculty of Arts
& Humanities, this course also gives students unique access to National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Society, the Foundling Museum, and Sir John
Soane’s Museum.

The Dickson Poon School of Law and the International Bar Association are collaboratively delivering this 2-year advanced Masters of Law course with immersive London-based training modules.


Other partnerships

Arts & Cultural Management MA

Hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries and working in collaboration with the Cultural Institute at King's, the MA Arts & Cultural Management programme offers an unparalleled exposure to cultural management in practice, with core modules providing critical engagement with experienced cultural managers and leading London-based arts organisations.

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British Film Institute's Students' Workshops

Talks, courses, introduced screenings and discussion events for adults (including higher education students) from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities.

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Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

CaSE is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK. We speak with the voice of our members to raise the political profile of science and engineering and campaign for policies and investment that support a thriving sector.

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Christianity & the Arts MA

Taught in association with the National Gallery in London, Christianity and the Arts investigates how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art over 2,000 years; traces the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition; makes use of examples in London.

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Clinical Humanities for dentists pilot 

This six part series aims to utilise aspects of Arts and Humanities, focusing on the fantastic resources available in London, to enrich the dentistry degree at the King's Dental Institute.

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Cultural & Creative Industries MA

This multi-faceted course examines the structure and history of the cultural and creative industries and explore practical and theoretical issues facing cultural entrepreneurs, professionals and policy-makers. It uses a range of analytical tools from sociology, history and cultural studies, and draws on teaching, research and professional expertise from both King's academics and professionals working in the field.

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Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission MA

This degree in Early Modern English Literature is taught with the British Library and provides a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in the light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts.

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Electric Cities: The Experience of Modernity in London, Melbourne, New York and Paris, 1870-1929

Focusing on four cities where the possibilities and pitfalls of modernity were felt especially keenly, weekly readings and discussions seek to comprehend what it was like to experience profound transformations in urban living. Rather than try to understand the four case study cities in totality across more than half a century, Electric Cities offers specific excursions into the social and cultural histories of London, Melbourne, New York and Paris.

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging

King's College London and Imperial College London, two world leading research-focused universities, collaborate to create an interdisciplinary training approach specifically designed to provide a unique PhD experience.

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES)

The mission of CANES is to train future research leaders in the understanding, control and design of systems far from equilibrium, based on rigorous training in theoretical modelling, simulation and data-driven analysis, and a breadth of awareness of common themes across disciplines.

Additionally, CANES will also function as a UK Centre of Excellence for the research and research user community, and a national and international hub in the area of non-equilibrium systems.

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German in London. The City in Literature and Film

This interdisciplinary module examines the depiction of London in German film and literature from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first century. It introduces key theoretical perspectives from the field of urban studies, and uses these to shed light on the changing representations and meanings of London in the German cultural imagination.

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History & Memory I

This core module examines contemporary approaches to the past through a critical examination of current literature, case studies – mainly British, European and imperial/colonial – and fieldwork excursions in and around London.

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History & Memory II

Following the History & Memory I module, the second section of the module allows you to visit sites in London including: St Clement Danes Church (the ‘RAF Church’); Brick Lane; the Foundling Museum; St Paul’s Cathedral; the Old Operating Theatre at Guy’s Hospital; Postman’s Park; the Enlightenment Galleries at the British Museum, and the various locations featured in ‘Imperial Images’ podcast.

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Is London the culture capital of Germany?

One of the exciting elements of studying and researching Germany while living in London is that German connections become particularly clear in the buildings and locations around the UK's capital.

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Lives of London

From Roman traders to modern commuters, millions of people have lived in the same few square miles where you will spend the bulk of your undergraduate career. As you begin your education at KCL, this course will provide snapshots of these various lives, from 1666 to the present.

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London Arts and Humanities Partnership

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) brings together three leading UK Research Organisations: Kings College, London (King’s), the School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS) and University College London (UCL).

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London Calling: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters with the Metropole

London, the imperial capital, has long acted as an entrepôt for settlers and sojourners from the wider ‘British world’. This module explores the many and varied histories of these encounters from the late sixteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

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London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP

In 2016, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) funded the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP), led by King’s College London, in partnership with Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London. It provides social science research students with a unique opportunity to join and develop a research community that springs from the interface between the social science disciplines with health and medicine, the natural and physical sciences, engineering, and the arts and humanities.

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London Shakespeare Centre

The London Shakespeare Centre is devoted to research, learning and teaching in Shakespeare in particular and early modern English literary studies in general. The Centre builds on our external partnerships, notably those at Master’s level and beyond with Shakespeare’s Globe and the British Library, and with the other twenty-three partners who form the Shakespeare400 consortium, celebrating the Shakespeare Quatercentenary in 2016.

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London Summer School 2017: The Arts and Digital Culture with KCL, Department of Digital Humanities

We invite you to apply to this exciting program in London, June 26–July 7 + optional days July 8-10, and immerse yourself in London GLAM! (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) - study with KCL’s world-leading digital humanities faculty and researchers, and participate and engage in London through museum and library visits, curatorial lectures, exhibitions, symposiums, seminars and social activities.

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MA History Internship

The internship allows students working as part of a small and focussed group to undertake a research project designed by a KCL staff member and/or by a participating institution. These projects will typically focus on one or more historical topics related to the nineteenth century and will be directly linked to the needs of the host organisation.

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Making the Modern Metropolis: London since 1800

From Queen Victoria’s reign through the course of the twentieth century, London’s status as the quintessential ‘modern metropolis’ was largely unrivalled- an extraordinary city in which many of the challenges and achievements of urban life and the ‘modern’ world were to be found in microcosm. This module offers students the opportunity to investigate these themes while studying in the heart of the city itself.

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MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre

The MRC SGDP Centre’s mission is to undertake research on the impact and interplay between genetic, environmental and developmental factors, and their roles in the causal processes underlying the origins and course of multifactorial mental disorders; to consider the implications for clinical practice and public health policy; and to train others in the methodologies involved.

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MSc in Palliative Care

Our Palliative Care programmes will give you the skills to evaluate evidence to improve care, and to conduct research to inform clinical practice and service development. The programme is based at the Cicely Saunders Institute, a WHO Collaborating Centre for palliative care and rehabilitation that is at the heart of national and international research and academic-clinical collaborations.

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Shakespeare Studies MA

Taught jointly between King's and Shakespeare's Globe, this unique MA programme offers you the opportunity to study the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. You will be able to draw on expertise at both King's and Shakespeare's Globe, studying Shakespeare close to the types of theatres for which he wrote and just a stone's throw from where his plays were originally performed.

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Teach First

King's supports the Teach First initiative, getting people qualified to become innovative and life-changing teachers in the city and our local communities.

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Text Culture Theory: London and Urban Modernity 1850 - Present

This module considers various ways in which theorists, writers, and critics have thought about ’modernity’ in and through the urban space of London. In doing so it explores epistemological tensions between traditional or religious beliefs and scientific theories of human history, life, and mind; and the clash between empiricism and later 20th century theories of the subject and of human culture.

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Theatre & Performance Studies MA

The course offers students the opportunity to study theatre and performance studies in a dynamic research environment in the heart of London. From avant-garde drama to political action, queer performance, live art, dance, cultural tourism, and the spectacles of the West End, you will be introduced to a range of theatre and performance theories and practices.

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Working collaboratively with upReach, King's College London supports undergraduates from less-advantaged backgrounds to access and sustain top graduate jobs in London and beyond.

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