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King's College London

Location Strand Campus, London United Kingdom
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# 37

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155

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King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016/17 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year.More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016/17 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year.More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #26
  • 2014
    #=19
  • 2015
    #16
  • 2016
    #=19
  • 2017
    #21
  • 2018
    #=23
  • 2019
    #31
  • 2020
    #33
  • 2021
    #31
  • 2022
    #35
  • 2023
    #37

Ranking criteria

81.2
Overall
88.8
Academic Reputation
83.2
Employer Reputation
74.5
Faculty Student Ratio
60.5
Citations per Faculty
98.6
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio
99.3
International Research Network
56.9
Employment Outcomes

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If you want to make a difference and help shape the world in which we live, King’s College London could be the place for you. We’ve offered academically renowned degrees for nearly 200 years, and our 40,000 alumni from 172 countries have gone on to shape thinking in areas as a diverse as healthcare, banking, arts and politics.

Our globally respected qualifications will open up a world of opportunities, helping your CV stand out from the crowd.

Studying at King's will give you access to the following benefits:

  • A prestigious university based in the heart of London
  • One of the top 20 universities in the world (2015-16 QS international world rankings) and the 4th oldest university in the UK
  • Celebrated academics at the cutting edge of their field
  • 40,000 alumni from 172 countries, including 12 Nobel Prize winners
  • Unique links with institutions across the arts, sciences, politics, law and medicine, helping students to build networks and develop employer contacts
  • A successful Modern Language Centre, careers service and study abroad programme to enhance your skills and employability
  • An award-winning Student's Union, with over 250 sports clubs, activity groups and student societies to help you expand your personal horizon alongside your academic career.

English BA
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Geography BA
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Geography BSc
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History BA
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Liberal Arts BA
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Music BMus
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Philosophy BA
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Dentistry BDS
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Medicine MBBS
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Neuroscience BSc
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Neuroscience MSci
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Nursing BSc
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Nutrition BSc
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Pharmacology BSc
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Pharmacology iBSc
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Pharmacy MPharm
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Physiology iBSc
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Physiotherapy BSc
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Primary Care iBSc
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Psychology BSc
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Psychology iBSc
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Biochemistry BSc
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Chemistry BSc
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Chemistry MSci
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Mathematics BSc
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Mathematics MSci
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Physics BSc
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Physics MSci
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Economics BSc
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Film Studies BA
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Law LLB
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Politics BA
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Politics BSc
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War Studies BA
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King's has a reputation for excellence, and for making sure our graduates are provided with the best possible opportunities in life. Our wide range of taught and research postgraduate programmes means you can build on your achievements and work towards your own professional, educational and personal goals.

Whether you're interested in taught postgraduate programmes or research, you'll be working with renowned academics who will give you personalised advice and share their wide-ranging knowledge of their subject. 

With state-of-the-art courses and facilities, as well as our continued investment in postgraduate studies, King's can offer you a unique academic experience that will stay with you for life.


Why study at King's?


A prestigious university based in the heart of London

One of the top 20 universities in the world (2015-16 QS international world rankings) and the 4th oldest university in the UK

Celebrated academics at the cutting edge of their field

40,000 alumni from 172 countries, including 12 Nobel Prize winners

World leaders in research, leading to new thinking and perspectives

The best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide

A highly successful Modern Language Centre, careers service and study abroad programme to enhance your skills and employability

An award-winning Student's Union, with over 250 sports clubs, societies to help you expand your personal horizon alongside your academic career.

What can you study with us? 


We offer a range of taught master's and research programmes in our academic schools:


Arts & Humanities

Dental Institute

Law

Life Sciences & Medicine

Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Nursing & Midwifery

Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Social Science & Public Policy


Find out more at: www.kcl.ac.uk/international or www.kcl.ac.uk/pg

Classics MA
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Classics MA
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History of War MA
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Modern History MA
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Modern History MA
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Music MMus
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Philosophy MA
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Philosophy MA
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Child Studies MA
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Dietetics MSc
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Endodontics MSc
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Global Health MSc
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Global Health MSc
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Immunology MSc
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Midwifery MSc
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Neuroscience MSc
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Neuroscience MSc
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Nursing MSc
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Nutrition MSc
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Orthodontics MSc
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Pharmacology MSc
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Public Health MPH
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Public Health MPH
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Public Health MSc
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Education MA
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European Law LLM
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European Law LLM
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Executive LLM
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Medical Law MA
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Medical Law MA
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Public Policy MA
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Public Policy MA
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Religion MA
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Religion MA
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STEM Education MA
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STEM Education MA
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War Studies MA
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