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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
17,730 11,130 38% 12:0


King's College London (informally King's or KCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom.


King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. It is now the largest healthcare learning centre in Europe, incorporating three teaching hospitals and providing a home to more than 27,000 students (including nearly 10,500 postgraduates) from 150 countries .

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.

The university’s main site is on the Strand, in the heart of London, on the north bank of the River Thames, with another four campuses located at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, and in Waterloo and Denmark Hill. The 4 Thames-side campuses offer a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment in which to study, with superb access to the academic, cultural and social riches of London.

KCL’s central London location also means students can benefit from the university’s connections with a broad range of partners across business and industry, government and charities, arts, sports and culture.

With over 150 partner institutions, it  offers study abroad programmes with a wide range of HE institutions globally, from Humboldt University in Berlin and the Paris-Sorbonne in France, to the Universities of California, Hong Kong, São Paulo and many more.  King's graduates enjoy one of the best graduate employment rates in the UK and, typically, also earn higher graduate starting salaries.

Notable Alumni

·        Rosalind Franklin − chemist and X-ray crystallographer contributing to knowledge on DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

·        Dame Katherine Grainger − British rower achieving 5 Olympic medals.

·        Thomas Hardy − English novelist and poet.

·        Professor Peter Higgs − British theoretical physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh and Nobel Prize laureate

·        Michael Morpurgo OBE − author, poet, playwright and former Children's Laureate

·        Dame Cicely Saunders − nurse, social worker, physician and writer known for her role in the hospice movement.

·        The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu − South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

·        Sir Charles Wheatstone − English scientist and inventor.

·        Professor Maurice Wilkins − British physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on DNA.

·        Virginia Woolf − English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.


English Language Requirements

·        To succeed on a degree courses successfully and fulfil student visa requirements (where applicable) students must have a good command of English and be able to apply this effectively in an academic environment.

·        International students are usually required to provide certified proof of competence in all 4 English language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) before starting their studies.

·        Applicants are not required to have met the university's English language requirements before applying: they are welcome to apply to King’s if they think they will be able to achieve the English language requirements in the summer before starting their course.

·        English language entry requirements for International Pre-master’s and Pre-sessional English courses IELTS –Overall  5.5  Reading  5.0    Writing 5.0    Listening 5.0    Speaking 5.0

·        Pre-sessional English Varies depending on your main postgraduate course offer at King’s.


The Indian High School Leaving Certificate (CBSE and ISC boards only) at the end of standard XII will generally be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes with an overall average score of 80% or above.

However, please note that for highly competitive programmes an overall average score of 90% and above would put candidates at an advantage.

In any specific subjects considered compulsory or preferable for entry to your chosen degree courses  usually requires at least 85% in that subject (see  online prospectus for details of any compulsory/preferred subjects). Please note that this is an approximate guide and that differences in the state boards is taken into consideration when reviewing applications.

King's International Foundation

Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for  International Foundation Programmes. For further information on the programme and entry requirements please see the programme page on  online prospectus.

For the majority of postgraduate taught courses, a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent is required.

 Many postgraduate research degrees will also require a master’s degree or international equivalent for entry.

 For course-specific entry requirements please check your course online before you apply to ensure you meet the full entry requirements.




 Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc


 Biochemistry BSc

 Biochemistry MSci

  Biomedical Engineering BEng

  Biomedical Engineering Meng

  Biomedical Science BSc

 Business Management BSc


Chemistry BSc

 Chemistry MSci

 Chemistry with Biomedicine BSc

  Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci

 Classical & Modern Greek Studies BA

 Classical Archaeology BA

  Classical Studies & Comparative Literature BA

 Classical Studies & French with a year abroad BA

 Classical Studies BA  Classical Studies with English BA ,

  Classics (Greek & Latin) BA

  Comparative Literature BA

 Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA ,

  Computer Science BSc  Computer Science MSci

  Computer Science with Intelligent Systems BSc

  Computer Science with Management BSc ,

 Computer Science with Robotics BSc , 


Dentistry BDS

 Dentistry BDS Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme

 Dentistry BDS Entry Programme for Medical Graduates (DPMG)

Dentistry BDS Graduate/Professional Entry Programme (GPEP)

  Digital Culture BA


Economics BSc

  Economics & Management BSc

 Electronic & Information Engineering BEng

 Electronic & Information Engineering MEng

 Electronic Engineering BEng

 Electronic Engineering MEng

 Electronic Engineering with Management BEng ,

 Electronic Engineering with Management MEng ,

  English BA

 English Language & Linguistics BA

 English Law & American Law LLB and JD

 English Law & Asian Law LLB

 English Law & French Law LLB and Maitrise en droit (French equivalent of LLB)

  English Law & German Law LLB and MLLP or Certificate in Rechtswissenschaften

   English Law with Australian Law LLB

  English with Film Studies BA

 European Politics BA

 European Studies (French pathway) with a year abroad BA ,

 European Studies (German pathway) with a year abroad BA

 European Studies (Spanish pathway) with a year abroad BA , 


 Film studies BA

 French & German with a year abroad BA

 French & History with a year abroad BA ,

 French & Management with a year abroad BA ,

  French & Philosophy with a year abroad BA ,

  French & Spanish with a year abroad BA



  French BA

 French with a year abroad BA

 French with English with a year abroad BA

  French with Film Studies with a year abroad BA


 Geography BA

 Geography BSc , 

German & History with a year abroad BA ,

 German & Management with a year abroad BA ,

  German & Music with a year abroad ,

 German & Philosophy with a year abroad BA ,

  German & Portuguese with a year abroad BA 

German & Spanish with a year abroad BA 

German with a year abroad BA 

German with English with a year abroad BA

 German with Film Studies with a year abroad BA

  Global Health & Social Medicine BA ,

  Global Health & Social Medicine BSc

 Greek with English BA


 History BA

 History & International Relations BA ,


 International Development BA

 International Foundation Programme:

  – Biology & Chemistry

 – Business Management & Mathematics

  – Business Management & Social Science

  – International Relations & Politics

  – Law & International Relations

 – Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

 – Chemistry & Mathematics

 – Economics & Mathematics

– Mathematics & Physics 

International Management BSc

 International Relations BA


 Law LLB

  Law with American Legal Studies LLB

 Law with European Legal Studies LLB

  Law with Transnational Legal Studies LLB

 Liberal Arts BA


 Mathematics & Philosophy BA ,

  Mathematics & Physics BSc ,

  Mathematics & Physics MSci ,

 Mathematics BSc

 Mathematics MSci

 Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc

 Mathematics with Statistics BSc

 Medical Physiology BSc  Medicine MBBS

 Medicine MBBS Maxfax Entry Programme

 Medicine MBBS: Extended Medical Degree Programme

  Medicine MBBS: Graduate and Professional Entry Programme

 Midwifery Practice with Registration PGDip/MSc

 Midwifery with Registration as a Midwife BSc

 Molecular Genetics BSc

 Molecular Genetics MSci

 Music BMus


Neuroscience BSc

 Neuroscience MSci

 Nursing Studies (for qualified healthcare professionals) BSc

Nursing with Registration as a Children's Nurse BSc

 Nursing with Registration as a Children's Nurse PGDip/MSc

  Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse BSc

 Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse PGDip/MSc

  Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse BSc

 Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse PGDip, MSc

 Nutrition BSc  Nutrition & Dietetics BSc


 Pharmacology BSc

  Pharmacology MSci

  Pharmacy Mpharm

  Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics BSc

  Philosophy BA

  Philosophy & Spanish with a year abroad BA

 Physics BSc

 Physics MSci

 Physics & Philosophy BSc

  Physics & Philosophy MSci

 Physics & Philosophy with a year abroad BSc

 Physics with a year abroad BSc  

Physics with Medical Applications BSc

 Physics with Theoretical Physics BSc

 Physics with Theoretical Physics MSci

 Physiotherapy BSc

 Political Economy BA/BSc

 Politics BA/BSc

 Politics, Philosophy & Economics BA ,

  Politics, Philosophy & Law LLB

  Portuguese & French with a year abroad BA

 Portuguese & Management with a year abroad BA


,  Pre-sessional English

  – Face-to-face Pre-sessional English

  – Combined Pre-sessional English

  Psychology BSc


 Religion, Philosophy & Ethics BA 

Religion, Politics & Society BA ,


 Spanish & Latin American Studies with a year abroad BA

  Spanish & Management with a year abroad

Spanish & Portuguese with a year abroad BA

  Spanish with English with a year abroad BA

 Spanish with Film Studies with a year abroad BA


 Theology, Religion & Culture BA


War Studies BA

 War Studies & History BA

 War Studies & Philosophy BA






 Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management

 Addiction Studies

 Advanced (Neuro musculoskeletal) Physiotherapy

  Advanced Computing

 Advanced Computing with Management

  Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry

  Advanced Paediatrics  Advanced Practice

 Advanced Practice: District Nurse

  Advanced Practice:  Leadership

 Advanced Practice: Midwifery

  Advanced Practice:  Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

 Advanced Software  Engineering

 Advanced Software Engineering with Management

  Aerospace Medicine

  Aesthetic Dentistry

  Affective Disorders

 Ageing & Society

  Air Power in the Modern World

Analytical Science  for Industry

 Analytical Toxicology

 Ancient History

 Applied Linguistics  & English Language Teaching

 Arms Control & International Security

 Arts & Cultural Management

 Double Master’s in Asian & European Affairs


 Banking & Finance

  Biblical Studies

  Big Data in Culture & Society

  Bioethics & Society

  Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research


 Brazil in Global Perspective


 Cardiovascular Research ,

  CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Practice in Psychosis

 Cellular Therapy from Bench to Market

  Certificate in Advanced Musical Studies

  Child & Adolescent  Mental Health

 Child Studies

 China & Globalisation

 Christianity & the Arts

 Classical Art & Archaeology

Classical Studies  The Classical World & Its Reception


  Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy

 Climate Change: History, Culture, Society

 Clinical Dermatology

 Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences

 Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Clinical Neuroscience

 Clinical Nursing

 Clinical Pharmacology

 Clinical Research

  Cognitive  Behavioural Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

 Combined Pre-sessional Programmes

 Comparative Literature

 Competition Law

  Complex Systems  Modelling

 Complex Systems  Modelling – From Biomedical & Natural to Economic & Social Sciences

  Computational Finance

  Computer Systems Engineering with Management

  Computing & Internet Systems

 Computing & Security

 Computing in Education

 Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies

  Conflict, Security  & Development

 Conscious Sedation for Dentistry

  Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

 Contemporary British History

 Contemporary India

 Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory

 Critical Methodologies

 Cultural & Creative Industries


Data Science

  Dental Public Health

Developmental Neurobiology


 Digital Asset & Media Management

 Digital Culture & Society

 Digital Curation

 Digital Humanities

 Disasters, Adaptation & Development

 Double Master’s in Asian & European Affairs

 Drug Development Science

 Drug Discovery Skills


Early Intervention ,  in Psychosis

 Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission

  Early Modern History

  Economics for Competition Law

  Education & Professional Studies

 Education in Arts & Cultural Settings

  Education Management

 Education, Policy & Society

  Eighteenth Century Studies

 Electronic Engineering with Management

 Emerging Economies & ,  Inclusive Development

 Emerging Economies ,  & International Development



 Engineering with Management

  English 1850 – Present

  English in Education

  Entrepreneurship & Family Firms

  Environment & Development

 Environment, Politics ,  & Globalisation

Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management

 EU Competition Law

 Eurasian Political Economy & Energy

 European Law

 European Political Economy

 European Studies

 European Union Law


 Family Therapy

  Film Studies

 Finance: Asset Pricing

 Finance: Corporate Finance

 Financial Mathematics

 Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics

  Forensic Mental Health

 Forensic Science

 French Literature & Culture


 Genes, Environment & Development

 Genomic Medicine ,


Geopolitics, Territory ,  & Security

 German & Comparative Literature


  Global Air Quality: Management and Science

 Global Ethics & Human Values

 Global Health

  Global Health  & Social Justice

 Global Mental Health


 Health Psychology


 History of Philosophy

  History of War

  Human & Applied Physiology

 Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis



Implementation &  Improvement Science

Independent Prescribing

 Intellectual Property & Information Law

  Intelligence &  International Security

 Intelligent Systems

 International Business Law

  International Child Studies

 International Conflict  Studies

 International Corporate & Commercial Law

 International Dispute Resolution

International Financial Law

 International Management

 International Marketing

  International Peace  & Security

 International Political Economy

  International Pre-master’s Programmes

  International Programme  in Addiction Studies

International Relations

 International Relations  & Contemporary War

International Tax


 Jewish Studies


 Language & Cultural Diversity

 Late Antique & Byzantine Studies

  Latin American  Development

 Leadership & Development


 Master of Laws

  Master of Music


 Mathematics Education

  Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology

 Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation

 Medical Engineering  & Physics

 Medical Ethics & Law

 Medical Humanities

 Medical Imaging Sciences

Medical Immunology

 Medical Law

 Medical Ultrasound

Medicine, Health & Public Policy

 Medieval English

 Medieval History

  Medieval Studies

Mental Health Studies

  Mental Health, Ethics  & Law

Middle Eastern Studies

 Midwifery Practice with Registration as a Midwife

 Mobile & Personal Communications

 Modern Foreign Languages Education

 Modern History

 Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences




  Nineteenth-Century Studies

  Non-Equilibrium Systems

 Non-Equilibrium Systems:   Theoretical Modelling, Simulation & Data-Driven Analysis

 Non-Proliferation   & International Security

 Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice

 Nursing with Registration




 Operative Dentistry

 Organisational Psychiatry   & Psychology

 Orofacial Pain



 Paediatric Dentistry

  Palliative Care


 Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control

  Pharmaceutical Technology


 Pharmacy Practice


 Philosophy of Medicine & Psychiatry

 Philosophy of Psychology


  Physiotherapy – preregistration

 Political Economy

 Political Economy  of Emerging Markets

Political Economy of the Middle East

 Politics & Contemporary History

 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

 Pre-sessional Programmes


 Psychiatric Research

Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health

  Public Health

  Public Policy

 Public Policy & Ageing

  Public Policy & Management

 Public Procurement Regulation in the EU & in its Global Context


 Radio pharmaceutics & PET


 Regenerative Dentistry

 Religion in Contemporary Society

 Research Biobanking

Research Methods for Social Science & Health


 Risk Analysis


Russia in Global Systems

 Russian Politics & Society


 Science & Security

 Science Education

  Science, Technology & Medicine in History

 Sciences Po – King’s Graduate Programme in International Affairs

  Security, Leadership  & Society

Shakespeare Studies

 South Asia  & Global Security

Space Physiology & Health

  Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

 Special Care Dentistry

 Specialist Ultrasound Practice

Sustainable Cities

 Systematic Theology


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ,

  Telecommunications & Internet Technology

 Terrorism, Security  & Society

 Theatre & Performance Studies

  Theology & Religious Studies

  Theoretical Physics

 Tourism, Environment & Development 

Translational Cancer  Medicine

Transnational Law


 UK, EU & US Copyright Law

  Urban Informatics


 Vascular Ultrasound


War & Psychiatry

  War in the Modern World

War Studies , 

Water: Science & Governance 

Web Intelligence

 World History & Cultures





 Age-Related Diseases, Wolfson Centre

Analytical & Environmental Sciences

Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology (AALB)


 Basic & Clinical Neuroscience


 Brazilian Studies Research

 Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies


 Cancer Studies


 Cell & Molecular Biophysics, Randall Division of


 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Chinese Studies Research

 Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Research


 Comparative Literature

Computer Science Research

 Contemporary History

  Contemporary India

 Culture, Media & Creative Industries


 Defence Studies Research

 Dental & Health Sciences Research

 – Craniofacial

 -Development & Stem Cell Biology

 – Mucosal & Salivary Biology

 – Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

 – Population & Patient Health

  Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies

 Diabetes & Nutritional  Sciences

Digital Humanities 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology


Education & Professional Studies Research


 European Studies


Film Studies

  Forensics & Neurodevelopmental Science



Genetics & Molecular Medicine



  Gerontology Research


 Health & Social Care (Research Division)

 Health Service  & Population Research

Health Studies Research


Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences, Centre of (CHAPS)


 Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

  Immunology, Infection & Inflammatory Disease (DIIID) (Research Division)

  Interdisciplinary Policy Studies

International Political Economy

 International Relations


 Language, Discourse & Communication

 Law Research

 Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development


Management Research

 Master of Philosophical Studies

 Mathematics Research

 Medical Education

 Medical Humanities

Middle Eastern Studies Research

 Midwifery Research

 MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology




Nursing & Midwifery Research

  Nursing Research



 Old Age Psychiatry

  Old Age Psychiatry & Dementia


Palaeography & Manuscript Studies

 Pharmaceutical Science  Institute of

 Philosophy Research 

Physics Research

  Political Economy Research

 Politics Research

 Psychological Medicine


  Psychosis Studies

  Public Policy Research



 Russian & Eurasian Studies


 Social Science, Health   & Medicine Research

Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

 Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies



 Theology & Religious Studies

  Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology


 War Studies Research

 Women’s Health


Accommodation for International Students

·        King’s students have access to accommodation in King's own halls of residence as well as University of London intercollegiate halls, which includes catered halls and self-catering flats.

·        All new undergraduates and international postgraduates are guaranteed a place in King's Residences if they meet the criteria outlined in the university's Accommodation Policy.

·         All of King’s Residences are located within zones 1 and 2 and take up to 50 minutes on public transport to all King’s College London campuses.

·        Applicants cannot request specific residences on their applications and the location of applicant’s course is not taken into account when places are being allocated, with the applicants allocated to any one of  11 residences.

·         If an applicant choses to decline an offer made under the accommodation guarantee they will no longer qualify to receive another offer under the accommodation guarantee. 

There are numerous  scholarships for international students in all courses.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships
Deadline for applications: 3 deadlines per year: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year

Charles Wallace India Trust
Deadline for applications: 31-Dec-2020

Culham St Gabriel’s Grants
Deadline for applications: 31-Dec-2020

Inglis Studentship
Deadline for applications: Ongoing award - check details with relevant department

Inlaks Scholarships
Deadline for applications: Ongoing - offered annually

JN Tata Endowment Scholarships
Deadline for applications: Awarded annually - please check entry for guidance on when to apply.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries
Deadline for applications: The closing date for all entries for postgraduate courses starting in Autumn 2016 is 14 September 2017

Psychological Medicine PhD Studentships
Deadline for applications: Please check Departmental website for details

Ronald Burrows Memorial Studentship
Deadline for applications: Awarded annually

Santander Brazil Institute MSc Scholarship
Deadline for applications: 31-Jul-2017

Sorabji Graduate Bursary
Deadline for applications: Offered annually. Deadline is normally set for June each year.

Susan Stebbing Studentship
Deadline for applications: Annually awarded. Application deadline normally set for June each year

The Black Heart Scholarship Programme
Deadline for applications: 30-Sep-2017

The British Institute of Persian Studies: Awards and Research Grants
Deadline for applications: 31-Dec-2020


Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Quick Facts





Full-time UG & PG Fees 17,050 GBP to 39,200 GBP according to your course.


EXPECTED LIVING COSTS IN LONDON We would recommend budgeting for living costs in London to be between £1,200 and £1,300 per month, excluding your tuition fees. The website recommends students have £1,265 a month to cover living expenses. These figures are only intended as a guide and how much you need will depend upon your lifestyle. Please also allow for annual inflationary increases as part of your budget planning and remember to consider your initial arrival costs. These could include accommodation deposits, household items, clothing, etc.



The Complete University Guide 2018 : 21

World University Rankings 2017 : 36

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 39

QS World University Ranking 2018:  23


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