Teaching, assessment and credit transfer
Teaching hours: Our online programmes combine on-demand and live teaching sessions. On-demand sessions are released periodically throughout the module and available through King’s E-Learning and Teaching Service (KEATS). These sessions are accessible at any time allowing flexible studying patterns.
Live sessions are scheduled from Monday to Friday and are delivered between the hours of 9am-7pm depending on your time zone. Module tutors provide a schedule of virtual weekly office hours to help with research questions and assignment guidance.
Attendance: You must complete
at least 80% of your lessons in order to meet the attendance condition of the course, to pass the module.
Assessment and grading: All students will receive a final mark on their Record of Agreed Results (transcript). The UK grading system may be very different from what you are used to. Please note in the UK anything above 70 is considered excellent; it is not usual to receive much above 80 even if this is what you are used to at your home university.
King's College London's Undergraduate Marking Criteria is categorised by the following breakdown of marks:
90-100 (First) Grade A++
80-89 (First) Grade A+
70-79 (First) Grade A
60-69 (Upper 2nd) Grade B
50-59 (Lower 2nd) Grade C
40-49 (Third) Grade D
33-39 (Fail) Grade F
0-32 (Fail) Grade FF
Credit value: Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.