The School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences delivers world-class research, education and innovation, whilst building on the significant presence of physics, chemistry and biology across the College and combining it with the School’s existing strengths in mathematics and informatics.
Our work crosses traditional subject boundaries, creating cutting-edge research in non-traditional disciplines that contribute towards the College’s broad subject base. The School has strong interdisciplinary links, notably with the new biomedical engineering activity, the Randall Division and areas within King’s Health Partners. Staff exploit these opportunities to carry out multidisciplinary work with a range of other centres within the College and develop partnerships with external groups in industry.
Each of our departments possess unique strengths and a distinguished network of scientists whose research and ideas inspire the teaching that contributes to the wide range of degree programmes offered by the School.
We are very proud of our tradition of excellence within the School which includes a history of high levels of research funding. The School enjoys an international reputation with staff and students from all over the world. Amongst a friendly and vibrant research environment, students learn from world-leading academics, whilst benefiting from an open door policy and a wealth of support.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
The School holds an annual induction day for new research students, in conjunction with the School’s Research Day, in which third-year research students present their work. The Graduate School also provides a programme of training in transferable skills.
The School has a custom-built server farm, which was built at a cost of £2 million. It
houses high performance computing clusters in addition to the School's research data storage facility. Reflective of our commitment to continuing personal and professional development, all of our new students are invited to take part in seminats and research activities, providing excellent opportunities for networking and presenting and sharing work. There are also a great number of training courses available. Each department provides dedicated postgraduate only facilities. In addition, the College’s library at Chancery Lane has specific postgraduate facilities. Students benefit from our central location, providing easy access to some of the major research libraries and leading scientific societies. Social facilities, including bars and restaurants, are also provided on the campus.
For UK students the major source of funding is the EPSRC. Overseas students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of King’s awards specifically for international students. Funding is also available through the Graduate School. We offer a small number of our own research studentships and there are also studentships available for some of our taught programmes.
School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
020 7848 7210 (taught programmes) or 020 7848 2555 (research programmes), fax 020 7848 7200
020 7848 7200
Centre for Arts and Sciences Admissions
London WC2R 2LS
Undergraduate students: over 1,500
Graduate taught students: 328
Graduate research students: 154