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Why King's?


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, and spread across five London campuses, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK.

Academic excellence

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 War Studies. 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.

Research and teaching quality

A research-led university, part of the famed Russell Group, King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The university is in the top ten UK universities both for research "power" and quality according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 84 per cent of our research has been deemed 3* and 4*, meaning that it is regarded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

Reputation

King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England, has nearly 30,000 students (of whom more than 10,000 are postgraduate students) and we are currently ranked 23rd best university in the world according to the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.

Location

Situated in the heart of global London, partaking in a course at King's you will become part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community - with all of London's opportunities on your doorstep. You will be inspired by researchers, discoverers and inventors who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and will mingle with delegates from across the world.

Study Abroad 

The Global Mobility Office, based on the Strand campus near Trafalgar Square in London, are a team of friendly, professional staff engaged in international education. We look forward to seeing you in London in the future for the 'King's experience'.

Generation Study Abroad

Since January 2015, King's has been a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner, supporting efforts to increase the number of US students who study abroad. You can find out more about Generation Study Abroad by checking out the Institute of International Education's webpages, which include information on Study Abroad Travel Grants.


Explore King’s

Accommodation Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.
Student life Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricular Discover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

Next steps

View a prospectus

Learn more about the degree programmes on offer at King's. Download or view a prospectus in PDF format.

Undergraduate prospectus

Postgraduate guide