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King's International Foundation

The King's International Foundation offers specialist academic preparation courses designed for ambitious international and EU students who want to study an undergraduate degree at King’s College London or other UK universities.

There are two entry points for the nine full-time courses:

  • August (Extended King's International Foundation) - for students who require additional support with academic English before they start their chosen subject-specific Foundation course.
  • September (King's International Foundation) - for students who are ready to start their chosen subject-specific Foundation course.

The nine full-time courses offered aim to develop essential knowledge in your chosen subject area, introducing you to the UK education system and improving your academic English so that you’re fully prepared for your degree.

This course is ideal if you have excellent high school grades and you:

- Need an extra year of study to apply to a King’s undergraduate degree, or other UK universities.

- Have a qualification that allows you to apply for an undergraduate degree at King’s but would like the extra preparation before you start.

Find the details for progressing to your preferred degree through our Foundation Finder.

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Why a King's International Foundation?

  • Guaranteed place on a King's undergraduate degree for all Foundation students who meet the progression criteria 
  • 86% of Foundation students progressed onto King's or another UK university in 2017
  • Guaranteed accommodation at a King's Residence
  • Personal support throughout for your course work and UCAS application
  • Access to all King's facilities, clubs, societies and sport

 

Extended King’s International Foundation

We recognise that sometimes the best and brightest international students need additional preparation with their academic English before beginning their studies. Starting in 2019, King’s is offering an Extended King’s International Foundation to further support international students reach their academic English capabilities.

The course starts in August 2019 with intensive academic English preparation for the first few weeks. Students will then integrate with the rest of the King’s International Foundation student cohort starting in September. The intensive preparation will focus on:

  • improving reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • building confidence so that students are ready to tackle subject-specific content

Students will also receive additional academic English support throughout their International Foundation year at King’s.

See the Entry requirements page for the entry requirements for Extended King’s International Foundation.

 

Entry requirements

 

9 Foundation courses to get you to undergraduate study at King's.

Biology & Chemistry

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Medicine

  • Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences (new for 2019 entry)

  • Biochemistry

  • Pharmacology

  • Chemistry

  • Neuroscience

  • Physiotherapy

  • Nutrition

  • Psychology

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Business Management & Social Science

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Social Sciences (new for 2019 entry)

  • Business Management

  • International Development

  • Geography

  • Global Health & Social Medicine

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Computer Science & Engineering

 This course is for students interested in completing an undergradudate degree in subjects like: 

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science with Robotics
  • Electronic & Information Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering with Management

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Economics & Mathematics

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Accounting & Finance (new for 2019)

  • Economic

  • Computer Science

  • Electronic and Informatics Engineering

  • Business Management

  • Political Economy

  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics

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International Relations & Politics

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Political Economy

  • International Relations

  • Global Health & Social Medicine

  • History

  • War Studies

  • International Development

  • European Politics

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Law & International Relations

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Political Economy

  • Law

  • Politics, Philosophy & Law

  • International Relations

  • European Politics

  • War Studies

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Liberal Arts & Social Science

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Social Sciences (new for 2019 entry)

  • History & Iberian Studies (new for 2019 entry)

  • Liberal Arts

  • Film Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Geography

  • Digital Culture

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Mathematics & Business Management

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Accounting & Finance (new for 2019 entry)

  • Business Management

  • Economics & Management

  • Electronic Engineering with Management

  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics

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Mathematics & Physics

This course is for students interested in completing an undergraduate degree in subjects like:

  • Physics with Biophysics (new for 2019 entry)

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Information Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Science with Robotics

  • Mathematics

  • Physics & Philosophy

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Not sure which Foundation course is right for you? Use our Foundation Finder to discover your progression options, or choose your degree and see which Foundation course will get you there.

Foundation Finder



Terms dates for the 2018-19 academic year are available on the Prepare to join King's web page.

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The British Council regularly inspects and re-accredits the courses delivered by the King's English Language Centre and awards points of excellence in five general categories.

The King's English Language Centre has ranked at the top compared to other university language centres in the UK. We are also the leading language centre in London and amongst the Russell Group. An achievement we are very proud of. Visit the British Council website to read the full 2017 inspection report.

 


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