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Why choose King's?

Strand Campus, King's College London

Our graduates are among the most employable in the country

In Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, King's is ranked 4th in the UK and 29th in the world for graduate employability. The ranking was based on a survey that asked graduate-hiring managers across 20 countries to select the universities in their main recruiting areas that produce the best graduates.


London will be your campus

With six campuses in the heart of the capital, we are London's most central university.  As a student in London you have easy access to the best libraries, special collections and academic resources. Galleries, museums, music, theatre, the arts, sport and travel opportunities are all close by.

I wanted to study in London because of its vibrant atmosphere, numerous attractions and a multitude of work opportunities."

Kayshinee, Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management MSc

Our ranking and reputation

King's is the fourth oldest university in England and is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2019-20) We have a distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences.

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

Our global links

With over 150 partner institutions, King’s also connects you to the world. Studying abroad for a semester, a year or a summer is a unique opportunity to expand your personal and academic horizons; preparing you for the global stage, and boosting your employability. 

Our world-class teaching and cutting edge research

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*).

King's is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of just over £778 million.

The King's community

King’s has over 31,000 students from some 150 countries and over 8,500 employees.

If you're thinking of studying at King's, then there's no better way of finding out what campus life is like than from current students themselves. Follow  Life at King's on Instagram to get a glimpse into student life at King's.

Clearing at King’s

How Clearing works

How Clearing works

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about how Clearing works at King's.

How to apply

How to apply

Find out what you will need to do before you call us, and what questions we'll ask you.