My research was energised and invigorated by the contrasting academic practices of the two institutions.'
Internationalism flows through every area of King’s from the formal links created through the Global Institutes, partner universities and study abroad programmes to the informal friendships that grow out of our diverse student, staff and alumni populations.
With over 150 partner institutions, King’s also connects you to the world. Studying abroad for a semester, a year or a summer is a unique opportunity to expand your personal and academic horizons; preparing you for the global stage, and boosting your employability.
- Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- ESSEC Business School, France
- Paris Sorbonne University, France
- University of California, San Francisco, USA
- University of Hong Kong
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Renmin University of China
- University of São Paulo, Brazil
- National University of Singapore
Visit the study abroad pages for information on which departments offer study abroad for undergraduate and postgraduate students and the benefits to you.
Joint PhD and master’s programmes
King’s offers an increasing number of Joint PhDs with its international partners.
These programmes see research students being supervised by academics in both universities throughout their studies. Students have a ‘home’ and ‘partner’ university and are subject to the regulations and practices of the home university but apply to both and register with both. If they are successful, they receive a joint PhD issued by both institutions.
Spending up to half of the three year programme in another university exposes students to two different research cultures and traditions, and improves the cultural competence of candidates, positioning them well for employment in an increasingly globalised labour market.
For those wishing to pursue an academic career working in two different countries provides international academic referees and also knowledge of two distinct academic recruitment markets.
Joint supervision also means access to two sets of complimentary academic expertise.