Widening your academic horizons
Whilst studying within the Faculty you are encouraged to explore the opportunities below to widen your academic horizons:
The Faculty ‘Opportunity modules’ are an innovative initiative to create novel spaces in which students can try something outside their own disciplines. They are specifically designed to be accessible to a wide range of students from across the Faculty and provide them with a supportive environment in which to experience cutting-edge research-informed teaching in subjects other than their own.
Find out more about what modules are on offer on this page.
There are varied and numerous opportunities to spend time abroad in order to enrich your studies, increase your employability and broaden your horizons.
King's Study Abroad programme provides you with the opportunity to apply to study abroad at some of the world's premier institutions for a year, or a semester, as a fully integrated part of your degree. In addition, King's students are also eligible to participate in summer programmes around the world and to complete international internships.
Further information about how to apply can be found on these pages.
Modern Language Centre (MLC)
Most undergraduate & taught graduate degree programmes allow for study in a department other than your own. In addition to the language modules (see below) there are a huge range of modules available across the Faculty. To find out more talk to your Programme Convenor or Personal Tutor.
English Language Centre (ELC)
Studying a language is not only hugely beneficial to your career, but can also enhance your studies within the arts and humanities, and will open up the world to you to explore.
The MLC offers a range of undergraduate 15-credit and 20-credit language modules, which will cost you nothing (if taken as part of your degree programme) as well as an expanding programme of evening language classes, which are available to you at a discounted rate. With 23 languages to choose from, from Arabic to Japanese, and Hebrew to Swedish, you can improve existing skills or learn a new language through face-to-face teaching and specially developed e-learning tools. All graduate students at King’s can enrol on a language module of their choice, free of charge.
The MLC also manages the Language Resources Centre (room K-1.07.2, King’s Building, Strand Campus) which offers computer workstations, foreign language satellite channels and newspapers, one-to-one language practice, and other resources for you to refine further your language skills.
To find out more about these modules, and how to enrol, see the MLC website.
The Associateship of King’s College London (AKC)
The English Language Centre (ELC) offers academic language and skills training for all King’s students across all main campuses. The courses are free and start at different times throughout the academic year.
Two types of support are available: the Study Skills programme is for any King's student who wants to develop academic skills and study skills and includes sessions on 'Using Sources Effectively', 'Academic Argument and Writing Critically', 'Referencing' and 'Presentation Skills'.
The Academic English for International Students programme is for students whose first language is not English and who would like help in improving and developing their academic English.
The programme includes courses on 'Academic Grammar', 'Academic Vocabulary' and 'Pronunciation Skills'.
More information on all these courses and the registration process can be found on the ELC's intranet pages.
A popular part of the tradition of the College is the three year lecture programme, taken concurrently with your degree programme, which tackles the fundamental questions of value and belief that arise for any university student. It is the only course which students of every department are entitled to join. Weekly lectures lasting an hour are provided in the Michaelmas and Lent semesters at 12 noon on Mondays at the Strand site, and videos of the lecture are then shown at the Waterloo, Guy’s and Institute of Psychiatry campuses during the week. Details of rooms on each site can be found in the AKC programme booklet. Staff in the Dean’s Office administer the AKC and can answer any questions.
The AKC website gives more details, handouts and a discussion board.
Would you like to take modules at another University of London college? Intercollegiate registration allows you to take modules at different University of London colleges.
I am at King's and want to study at another University of London college:
Firstly consult your personal tutor to see if the module you are interested in is the right academic choice for your degree. You will need to provide the details of the module you wish to take. Then consult the department at the college in which you are interested. If they have a place for you, and agree to take you, please talk to your Programme Administrator
who will organise for the module to be added to your student record. You should check with the institution offering the module you wish to take if you are required to complete any additional registration processes. Note that your department may be required to pay a fee for your study – please check before registering. Interest in taking a module at another college should be registered with Programme Administrators at the start of the academic year. You should check that the external module appears correctly on your student record page after registration processes have been completed and alert the Assessment and Record Centre to any issues before the final deadline date set for module registration. You should be aware that local regulations and policies apply in respect of modules undertaken at another Institution of the University of London.
I am at another University of London college and want to study at King's.
You must discuss your proposed module with your personal tutor and with the department at King's that you would like to join. If your request is accepted by King's you can download an Intercollegiate Registration Form
(word document). Fill it in and get it signed by your tutor and take this form to the department office at King's for approval. They will send it to the Assessments & Records Centre (ARC) so you can be registered for the course. You will also need to complete the registration processes for the module at your home institution. Your institution may be asked to pay a fee – please check before registering.
You will be able to obtain a King's ID card when you attend King's for your course by going to Student Services.
You should be aware that local regulations and policies apply in respect of modules undertaken at King’s.