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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 16,124

  • Postgraduate taught: Around 7,640

  • Postgraduate research: Around 2,745

  • Total: Around 26,509, from more than 150 countries worldwide


More than 48,000 international alumni in with the largest groups from the USA, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, France, Canada, Malaysia, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.


  • Academic and research staff: Around 3,649

  • Other staff: Around 3,246

  • Total: Around 6,895

Nobel laureates

12 Nobel Laureates


  • Denmark Hill

  • Strand

  • Guy's 

  • St Thomas'

  • Waterloo

Faculties, Schools and Institutes

  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • King's Business School
  • Dental Institute

  • The Dickson Poon School of Law

  • Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

  • Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

  • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

  • Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

President & Principal

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


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