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Studying online with King’s




What is it like to study online?

Online students at King's College London 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. This hub gives you 24/7 access to all your learning resources, seminars, assignments, and discussion forums. Wherever you join us from, your King’s College London community is just a few clicks away.

With a choice of entry points each year, our 100% online courses are designed to offer total flexibility so you can study 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. 

In this video, Marta shares her experience of studying with people from all around the world through distance learning:

View all our online master’s programmes here:

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 programme graduate.



Studying online

King’s online programmes 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 i5 (Minimum Dual Core 2 GHz) or AMD A10 or equivalent, 4GB of RAM (recommended 8 GB for better overall experience), 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 10 or later.
Mac: OS X 10.13 or later.
Linux: 64-bit Linux distribution of: • Ubuntu 16.04+ LTS, • Fedora 30+ Workstation • RHEL 8+ Workstation • CentOS 8+ Android: last three versions 11, 12, 13
iOS: last two versions 15, 16

Internet Connection
Broadband/high speed connection
Recommend 10 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speed.

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
MS Teams, 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.

King's online students do not receive a King's College London ID card as part of enrolment and are not posted one. However, should you be in London and wish to obtain one you may request an ID card at a Student Services enquiry desk during their opening hours.

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 student on an online programme, 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 Support Advisor to help with any questions or concerns. They’ll check in periodically to ensure you have everything you need to progress.

Do you have questions about studying online?

Please see "Where to direct your enquiry" at: