- Changing the world since 1829
- Home to 8,000 students across 130 nationalities
- Ranked 7th for Social Sciences in the UK (Times Higher Education 2023)
- Top 10 in the UK for Economics, Geography, Politics and International Studies, and English Language and Linguistics education (Times Higher Education 2023 & QS World University Rankings 2023)
Ready to make a difference?
Explore the big issues that affect us. Examine the cost-of-living and energy crises. Uncover threats to global security, research the consequences of climate change, focus on the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, or analyse key political and economic developments.
A degree within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy will allow you to seek solutions to important issues around the world today. With flexible module choices, you’ll be able to pursue the themes that most interest you.
London is your campus
London is rated the best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2023). You’ll be within walking distance of the UK Houses of Parliament and surrounded by outstanding museums, galleries, and prestigious libraries. We are London’s most central university with four of our five campuses located in the heart of the city, alongside the River Thames.
A thriving community
As well as world-class resources, a course at King's offers the opportunity to be taught by expert academics. They’re leaders in their fields, advising governments, serving on national public bodies, and being seconded to international commissions. Through the university's exciting events programme, you’ll also be able to hear directly from the many global thought leaders, policymakers, civil servants, and politicians who visit King's each year.
Outside the lecture theatre, you’ll network and make lasting connections by joining societies, attending panel discussions, or getting involved in collaborative projects. With the opportunities available to study abroad, you could expand your learning in France, Germany, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and more.
Building future successes
Our degrees provide you with a launchpad into many careers. You’ll have 1:1 tailored support from King’s careers service, including annual careers fairs, skills workshops and opportunities to be inspired by our alumni. You’ll soon be set up for success.
You’ll finish your course with the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
"Our education and research tackles global issues and adds value to policy, economy, and service development worldwide.
"Our work helps local and international communities lead healthier and happier lives and we seek to make the planet safer, fairer, and cleaner by influencing policy and practice."
Professor Linda McKie, Executive Dean