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Postgraduate study

Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and caring traditions.

King’s entry requirements vary by programme but usually require a four year Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.3 out of 4.0. This is the equivalent to a 2:1 British Bachelor’s degree. Please check the online prospectus  for exact information. 

Students wishing to pursue a research degree or PhD will typically need to have completed a Masters degree in the subject. View the Guide to a Applying for a PhD.

British grading scale

  • 1st: 3.7 GPA

  • 2:1: 3.3 GPA

  • 2:2: 3.0 GPA

Some key differences between graduate studies in the US and at King’s are:

  • Masters degrees are one year in length

  • PHD degrees are three years in length and typically require you to have a Masters degree prior to applying and prepare a research proposal

  • No GRE or GMAT is required


Connect with alumni

Join King’s Connect, the online community for alumni, students and offer-holders. On King’s connect, you will be able to search for Alumni Ambassadors in the US and ask them questions related to their life at King’s. 


This information should be used as a general guideline and entry requirements can vary depending on course. See the online prospectus for individual programme requirements. For information please write to us using the contact form.

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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