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King's at a glance

King's College London, Maughan Library


King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. When the University of London was established in 1836, King's became one of its two founding colleges. While remaining part of the University of London, King's has enjoyed financial and academic autonomy since 1994. Since 2008, King's has awarded its own degrees.


  • Undergraduate: Around 18,200

  • Postgraduate: Around 12,800

  • Total: Around 31,000, from more than 150 countries worldwide


Around 194,000 alumni with approximatedly 57,685 international alumni.


Academic,research and other staff: Around 8,500.

Nobel laureates

12 Nobel Laureates.


We are the most central university in London, with four Thames-side campuses within a square mile and one located in the south of the city.

Faculties, Schools and Institutes

President & Principal

Professor Edward Byrne AC is the President & Principal of King’s College London.


Mission & Strategy

King's strategic vision 2029.

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