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King's Academic Manual

The King’s Academic Manual includes academic regulations, policies and procedures applicable to all King’s College London taught and research students enrolled on a programme of study, including programmes and modules delivered by King’s Online and King’s Foundations. The regulations ensure the academic integrity of the university and form the framework for the student academic experience, including learning, teaching and assessment.

Academic regulations and policies are part of the formal contract between the university and its students.  Students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with relevant sections when they enrol and consult the regulations and policies at appropriate intervals during their studies.

The academic regulations in force when students register will normally apply to them until completion of their programme.

If you would like to access a complete PDF of the academic regulations for 2023/24, please click on the following link:

In-year changes to the academic regulations are avoided. However, if changes are necessary, these will be communicated promptly on these webpages.

Chapter 1: Read more on the requirements placed on students before arrival at the College.

Chapter 2: Find out more on enrollment, registration and attendance.

Chapter 3: This section outlines the awards currently offered by the College, including the level of each award and the corresponding descriptor for that level.

Chapter 4: This section outlines the assessment rules for taught programmes or taught components of research awards at King’s and should be read in conjunction with programme and module specifications.

Chapter 5: This section outlines the progression rules for taught programmes at the College, including the minimum and maximum number and level of credits that a student must take each year.

Chapter 6: Introduction to be added here to describe the Framework for Postgraduate Research Awards

Chapter 7: This section outlines the regulations, policies and procedures in place to support students during their studies at King’s.

Chapter 8: Find out more about student student concerns, conduct and complaints.

Chapter 9: Find out more about the academic governance structures and oversight of the King’s academic regulatory framework.

A list of definitions for the terms and expressions used in the academic regulations.

The degree outcomes statement analyses the College's degree classification profile by reviewing trends over several years and bringing together regulations and policies that protect degree standards

Assessment Boards, External Examiners and Committee Procedures

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For queries on the regulations, please contact Academic Regulations, Quality & Standards:

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