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How to apply: Taught courses

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We're delighted that you're considering applying to a postgraduate taught course at King's. Read on for a step-by-step guide to submitting an application.

Steps to applying:

1. Choose your course

Browse our postgraduate courses for your area of interest.

Unsure? Visit a postgraduate open evening.

N.B. If you are looking to apply for Genomic Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert, all information on entry requirements and application can be found on the St George's webpage.

2. Review entry requirements

After you have chosen a course by using our course finder, read the entry requirements to find out if you have the required qualifications to be considered (including English language requirements if relevant). The individual webpage for your course also contains details of specific application procedures or required documents for your course.

3. Check tuition fees and available funding

  • Consider the availability of finances to cover both the tuition fees and living costs. Details are shown on the individual webpage for your course, which you can find by using our course finder.

  • Additional funding opportunities at King’s and advice on other sources of funding can also be found on our postgraduate funding pages. Make sure you check for any early funding deadlines!

  • If you are unsure as to your fee status please see our postgraduate funding pages.

4. Submit your application

Applications are made on-line. To apply, you'll need to first of all register on our online application system "King's Apply" where you can submit your application online.

Please ensure that you send in all relevant documentation with your online application. Typically this includes:

  • transcripts of your previous qualifications (with official English translations if not originally in English)

  • two academic references

  • any English language qualifications that you have (if your first language is not English).

Some courses require specific additional documents to be submitted with the application. Please check the ‘Applying, fees & funding’ information on the individual webpage for your course, which you can find by using our course finder.

Certain courses will also require you to pay an application fee of £40 before you can submit your application: this will be part of the online application process.

If you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions office at King’s for advice.

5. Track your application

Using King's Apply you can:

  • track the status of your application

  • see if you've been invited to interview

  • view your offer details

  • apply for accommodation

  • upload supporting documents, such as English language test results

  • see information relating to the UK 'points-based' visa system (international applicants)

  • contact us about your application.


How long does it take?

The application process can take up to 4-8 weeks depending on the time of year. Please ensure that your online application form is as complete as possible at the time of submission to avoid unnecessary delays, and ask your referees to be ready to submit a reference promptly.


See our Postgraduate Admissions FAQs for every step of the process.

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