King's is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. With a forward thinking vision and state-of-the-art facilities, King's is renowned for excellence in both its innovative teaching and pioneering research. Based in the heart of central London, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. King's has nearly 23,000 students from nearly 140 countries across our nine academic Schools. There are many advantages to choosing King's if you are considering enrolling on a short course.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.
A research-led university King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading.
King's College London is the fourth oldest in England has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and some 5,500 employees.
Situated in the heart of London, partaking in a course at King's you will become part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community. You will be inspired by researchers, discoverers and inventors who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and will mingle with other delegates from across the world.
King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate.
The Sunday Times rated King's 'University of the Year 2010/11'.