Enhancing your studies
King’s offers a number of additional study options, to enhance your College experience, these include:
King’s has study abroad student exchange programmes with prestigious partner universities in 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. King’s will often lower tuition fees for students studying abroad.
Overseas opportunities also exist for medical and dental students to:
undertake a short placement or elective during their clinical years
pursue a comparative research project during their intercalated BSc; destinations range from the USA to Papua New Guinea.
The Associateship of King’s College (AKC)
The AKC is a unique course originally awarded in 1835, and can be taken by all students alongside their degree. Graduates with the AKC qualification can use the letters AKC after their names.
The course provides lectures on aspects of:
ethics, philosophy and theology
Biblical studies and Christian doctrine.
Organised by the Dean’s Office, AKC lectures in recent years include:
Knowing What To Do: Ethics and Contemporary Dilemmas
Conflicts and Conflict Resolution
The Bible: Literature, Artefact, Scripture.
Academic English & study skills support
For international students, who do not yet qualify for direct entry into undergraduate degree programmes, the English Language Centre runs:
The Centre provides an extensive range of academic English and study skills support free to both home and overseas students during their degree.
Language modules as part of your degree
Modern Language Centre accredited language modules, which count towards a final degree, are available free to students of any discipline, subject to approval from their home department. Students wishing to take a language module outside of their degree programme may do so for a fee.
Evening language classes
Not-for-credit evening classes are offered in 23 languages. Specialised courses, such as legal and business language, are also available. Courses are open to the public. King’s students benefit from a discounted rate.
Short courses and professional development
Several Schools and departments at King’s offer professional development and short courses. Details of programmes offered are shown on the relevant School/department’s websites and the Short Courses website.