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Welcome to the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

We are an innovative, vibrant faculty based in the heart of London with a long tradition of world-leading research and teaching in physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering. 

Our internationally-renowned scientists are working across traditional subject boundaries, leading cutting-edge research, tackling global challenges and answering fundamental questions about our universe. 

For students, we offer a wide-ranging portfolio of undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes. Studying with us enables you to work with, and learn from, world-leading academics while benefiting from an open door policy and a wealth of support. 

With 2,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 180 academic staff, our ambition is to inspire, educate and innovate - fostering the next generation of scientists and future leaders. We count Nobel Laureates among our distinguished former staff and students, and we are committed to promoting the careers of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Supported by significant university investment, the Faculty is embarking on a period of ambitious growth, which aims to build upon current strengths in natural and mathematical sciences and establish King’s as the outstanding global institution in science and technology. 

Our unrivalled central London location has enabled us to foster close ties with tech, business and science industries, and we are within easy reach of major research libraries and leading scientific societies such as the Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, the Institute of Physics, the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the London Mathematical Society. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to establish King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology, competitive with the world’s best, by broadening the range of our disciplines and maintaining their quality. We aim to be distinctive and bold, by strengthening our individual departments in their disciplinary identities and their participation in broader cross-King’s interactions.

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Our History

Physics and Mathematics have been studied at King’s since 1929 and 1830 respectively. The Faculty is proud of its alumni, which include six Nobel Laureates and some of the most visionary and pioneering scientists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  

Internationally-renowned scientists who have worked at King’s include: John Frederic Daniell, who developed one of the first batteries, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins whose work led to our understanding of the structure of DNA, James Clerk Maxwell, who developed the theory of electromagnetic radiation, and Peter Higgs who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work in theoretical physics in 2013. 

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