The Department is looking for individuals who are genuinely interested in studying Business Management and who are able to benefit from, and make a contribution to, the degree programme. A good A level performance is expected but no specific A level subjects are normally required. For full information about the BSc in Business Management programme, entry requirements etc please see the online prospectus
All applications have to be submitted through UCAS
Completing the UCAS personal statement
For helpful advice on how to complete the UCAS personal statement when applying to the BSc Business Management programme at King's see our video.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What grades are required?
For detailed entry requirements for various countries, please click here
. For those whose first language is not English, we require a score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in all four skills. Detailed English language requirements are available via the link.
2. What subjects are required at A-level?
No specific subjects are required, although we expect a mix of numerical and social science subjects.
3. Do you accept first-language GCEs?
For example, you may be Chinese and doing a Chinese language AS-level or A-level, and you may be concerned that we will not accept this as part of our AAB/B requirement. In fact, we do accept GCEs in your first language as part of our AAB/B requirement.
4. Do you accept foundation programmes as qualification for entry?
The King's International Foundation Programme is the recognised route into the King's Business Management BSc for overseas applicants who need a foundation year and is the only programme which will guarantee overseas applicants conditional offers for King's.
5. Do you accept deferrals?
The Department does accept deferred entries.
6. Do you accept transfers from other universities or other degree programmes at King's?
Unfortunately no. Due to the programme structure no transfers or direct entry to the second year are accepted. All applicants need to go through the admission process, and pass the core first year subjects.
7. What happens if I do not meet the requirements?
As we currently have over 3,000 applicants to the programme, it is not normally possible to accept lower grades than the requirements.
8. Do you interview applicants?
No, we make an offer of a place purely on the basis of the information contained on the applicant’s UCAS form, although candidates with non-traditional qualifications may be called for interview.
9. What is the application deadline?
All applications must be made through UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) and your completed UCAS form must reach UCAS by 15 January of the year you wish to start the programme. As competition for places is keen, you are strongly encouraged to apply for the programme as early as possible.
10. Should I send any supplementary information (e.g. a reference letter) in support of my application?
No. Your application will be considered on the sole basis of the information on your UCAS form. Any unsolicited supporting information will not be considered.
11. Can I transfer from another university to the Department of Management?
No, because each year the first year of the programme is full and very few of our students drop out, hence there are no vacancies in subsequent years. Also, it is necessary to successfully complete the first year course modules before moving on to subsequent years.
12. Can I visit the Department of Management?
King’s College London organises Open Days for applicants who have received an offer of a place on the BSc Business Management programme.
You are also welcome to make a self-guided tour of the Franklin Wilkins Building and the Waterloo Campus. Please start at the reception desk in the Franklin Wilkins Building, where you can pick up maps and information.
STUDYING THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
1. What is the structure of the BSc Business Management?
The degree is a three year programme of study. In the first academic year you study four core subjects and choose one option, either Communication Skills or a foreign language. In the second year you have three core subjects and then choose four options. In the final year you have one core subject and choose six options.
There are currently over twenty six course options in years two and three. The academic year has two teaching semesters: September to December (12 weeks) and January to March (11 weeks), with a Reading Week in the middle of each. Between April and June, there are opportunities to meet with module tutors to discuss their course and examinations during a three week period in May/June.
2. What core modules are studied?
Please click here
for the programme structure and full list of modules.
3 . How many contact hours are there each week?
There is a total of around 12 hours contact time each week. Regular attendance is expected at lectures and teaching sessions and students are expected to spend the remaining time pursuing independent study: reading, note-taking, revising and preparing course work.
4. How will I be assessed?
Most courses typically have a piece of coursework or an examination which counts for 90% of the final mark, with 10% for attendance and participation in the tutorials. There are some variations from this assessment template.
5. Can I study a foreign language as part of the degree programme?
It is possible to study a foreign language; you can start at beginners level or can continue from any level you have already reached. Available language courses include Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. More information is available from the Modern Language Centre
6. Do I have the chance to study abroad?
We have exchange programmes with the University of Toronto in Canada and University of Hong Kong. You study your first year with us then go to Toronto or Hong Kong for the second year, and return to King’s for your final year. Places on this programme are limited and students must achieve good results in their first year to qualify.
7. What support is available for students?
Each student has a Personal Tutor, who is a first port of call for queries or concerns about the programme. In addition, each year of study has a designated tutor and the Senior Tutor takes overall responsibility for undergraduate student welfare in the Department.
The School and College offer a range of other support: there is a Student Support Office, Welfare and Information Advisers, Medical and Counselling Service and Student Union Welfare Officer.
8. Do you offer a year out for work placement?
No, this does not form part of the degree programme, however, the Careers Office puts students in touch with many employers through their events programme, and the Department passes on information of any internships that we receive from employers. Most of our students take part in a placement or internship arranged by themselves, following information received through the College.
9. Are any prizes awarded to students?
Yes, there are both department and College prizes awarded each year to the highest achieving students in each year.
10. Does King’s College provide student accommodation?
There is a variety of accommodation available to students but it is only guaranteed for one year. Further information is available from the Accommodation Office
11. Do I have the chance to join clubs and societies?
Yes, King’s has over eighty societies and nearly fifty sports clubs. If you look on the Student Union web site
it will tell you what is available.
12. Will I get the opportunity to take sport?
Yes, many events take place on Wednesday afternoon. There is no teaching scheduled after 13.00 on Wednesday to give you the opportunity to take part. List of sport clubs
13. What do students do after they have finished their degree?
A wide range of careers! Many students pursue careers in Accountancy, Banking, Insurance, Marketing and Management Consultancy. Students also complete postgraduate courses at King’s and elsewhere in the UK and overseas. More...