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Studying online with King’s




What is it like to study online?

King's Online students are able to earn a master’s degree from anywhere around the world, as long as they have access to a reliable internet connection.

Many of our online students continue to work part time or full time whilst they complete their studies. Being able to fit studies in around existing life and work commitments is one of the many benefits of studying online.

Learning materials for our online courses can be accessed in your own time, on the King's E-Learning and Teaching Service (KEATS), which is accessible on desktop, laptop and mobile devices.

There are six entry points per year, giving you the flexibility to commence your studies at a time that works best for you.

Online students graduate with a King's College London degree once they complete their studies, and join the global King's College London Alumni Community. 

The unique structure of this programme has certainly granted me with just enough support along with a lot of self-learning to become confident in my writing abilities, research skills and presentation skills, and I feel more confident in my marketable skills as well as ready to embark on my doctorate studies after a few years

Salma, King's Online graduate.



Studying online

King’s Online courses are taught using the King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS). On KEATS, a variety of multimedia tools and resources will be used throughout your modules to help you learn.

We have many resources available to help you become familiar with KEATS layout, navigation and functionality, including a Quick Start Guide and support materials. Information on how to log in and access these materials can be found in the Welcome Pack you will receive once you enrol.

Headphones, soundcard and speakers, microphone and webcam. Minimum Intel Core i3 or equivalent, 4GB of RAM, with a screen resolution of at least 1280 x 800. Please note that most weekly content and activities will be accessible via phone, but a PC/laptop/tablet will be required for assessment

Operating System
Windows: Windows 7 or later.
Mac: OS X 10.10 or later.
Linux: Ubuntu 12.04+, Debian 6.0+, Fedora 16+, Open SUSE 12.1+.
Android: OS 6+
iOS: iOS10+

Internet Connection
Broadband/high speed connection - 2.5 Mbps minimum. 4 Mbps needed for group video web conferencing.

Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended, but IE11+ should work for most activities. Browser must be Javascript enabled. Other and older browsers may work but are not regularly tested.

Other Software Requirements
Skype, Adobe Connect and Office 365 - access to these applications will be provided to you as a King’s College London student. (Please note that some software, including Adobe Connect, will need to be downloaded and installed, which will require administrator privileges.)

You will also be given access to Office 365 ProPlus for your personal use whilst studying with King’s. Our agreement enables the use of the full MS Office 365 productivity suite with access to five licences for Windows PC, five for Apple Mac and five for mobile devices (Apple and Android), all free of charge.

The applications included in Office 365 ProPlus include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, InfoPath, Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business.

Yes. Your King’s email will be your primary form of communications with the teaching staff on your course – it is important that you check this account regularly throughout your studies.

Once your course has started you can request a King’s College London ID card.

The amount of required study hours will vary for each course and often for each student. You should expect to put in the same amount of study for an online part-time course as you would an on-campus part-time course.

As a King’s Online student, you will have access to all of King’s specialist services such as the library services, careers services, and disability advice.

You will have a dedicated Student Success Advisor who is responsible for providing you with support throughout the duration of your course. They will be your first point of contact and will answer all enquiries within 24 hours, seven days a week.

Do you have questions about studying online?

Contact one of our friendly Online Student Services team who will be happy to assist you

+44 (0)20 7848 7860