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Programme Extras

There are a number of extra areas you can study in to supplement your degree programme.


Associateship of King's College (AKC)

King's College has had a lively and intelligent religious tradition from its foundation. The AKC reflects this with a series of open academic lectures. It will provide an opportunity to think about fundamental questions of theology, philosophy and ethics in a contemporary context. The AKC is the original award of the College, and was first granted in 1835. The course is unique to King's College, and is the only course open to students from every department.

You are entitled to take the AKC course at the same time as you read for your degree. When you have completed the course you will be eligible for election as an Associate of the College and, when elected, you can use the letters AKC after your name.

Taking the AKC course is a great way to meet new people from across the College and will provide you with a broad range of knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of your degree.

Weekly lectures lasting an hour are provided in the first and second semesters at 12 noon on Mondays at the Strand campus, and videos of the lecture are then shown at the Waterloo, Guy’s and Denmark Hill campuses during the week. Details of how to enrol on the AKC course are available on the AKC webpages.

Modern Language Centre (MLC)

The Modern Language Centre offers a range of courses in modern foreign languages from complete beginner to degree level. Students can undertake for credit, or just out of interest, an element of language training in their studies whatever main subject they have chosen. Further details about the classes offered can be found on the Modern Language Centre webpages. Whether you are able to take a language module for credit as part of your programme is detailed on your programme's webpage.

See the Modern Language Centre pages for details about how to register for a language module. There are strict deadlines for assessment at the start of term, and if you miss these deadlines then you will not normally be able to take a language module for credit and you may be charged tuition fees.

English Language Centre (ELC)

The ELC offers academic language and skills training for all King’s students. All the courses are free and run throughout the academic year. The series of lectures, workshops, tutorials and online resources will help you develop your academic language and study skills and make the most of your time at King’s.

Two types of support are available:

  • The Study Skills programme is for you if you are a native (or near native) English speaker and want to develop your academic skills and study skills. Courses available include 'Using Sources Effectively in Academic Written Work' and 'Strategies for Improving Presentation Skills'.
  • The in-sessional support is for you if your first language is not English and you would like some help in improving and developing your academic English and study skills. Courses available include 'Developing Skills in Critical Analysis' and 'Academic Vocabulary'.
Professional and Personal Development

There are a number of opportunities and courses within King's available to students to help develop skills that will be useful for both personal and professional development.  For example:

Many of these opportunities and more are listed in the Student Opportunities Prospectus.

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11 May 2018


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