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21st in the world

Strand Campus, King's College London

I chose King's as I wanted to attend a university that was renowned and well-respected across all subjects.'

Hannah
Nursing Studies with Registration - Children's Nursing BSc

Seventh in the UK

King’s College London is ranked seventh in the UK according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.

Eighth in Europe

Also in the the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, King's is ranked eighth in Europe.

Time Higher Education measured institutions on their:

  • teaching environment

  • research environment

  • citations (research influence)

  • industry income

  • international outlook.

21st in the world

King’s is ranked 21st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016-17, comparing the top 800 global higher education institutions.

The scores are based on six criteria:

  • academic reputation

  • employer reputation

  • faculty student ratio

  • citations per faculty

  • proportion of international faculty

  • proportion of international students.

World subject rankings

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016-17, 13 of the subjects reviewed in the tables and taught at King’s feature in the top 50, of which five are in the top 20:

  • Dentistry: 4th

  • Pharmacy and pharmacology: 4th

  • History: 17th

  • Law: 17th

  • Geography and area studies: 18th

  • Psychology: 21st

  • Medicine: 21st

  • Education: 23rd

  • Politics and international studies: 28th

  • English language and literature: 30th

  • Modern languages: 34th

  • Development studies: 37th

  • Biological sciences: 49th


Explore King’s

AccommodationTake a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.
Student lifeArt, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricularDiscover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London livingWith four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

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