Kings College London

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Accounting & Finance BSc

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Tution Fees: 26,700

Addiction Studies MSc

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Tution Fees: 29,850

Advanced Computing MSc

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Advanced Paediatrics MSc

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Advanced Software Engineering MSc

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Aerospace Medicine MSc

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Tution Fees: 32,430

Affective Disorders MSc

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Tution Fees: 29,850

Analytical Toxicology MSc

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Ancient History BA

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Tution Fees: 19,800

Ancient History MA

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Tution Fees: 22,350

Artificial Intelligence MSc

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Arts & Cultural Management MA

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Tution Fees: 24,500

Banking & Finance MSc

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Tution Fees: 35,500

Big Data in Culture & Society MA

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Tution Fees: 26,550

Biochemistry BSc

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Tution Fees: 26,700

Biochemistry MSci (Hons)

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Tution Fees: 26,700

Bioethics & Society MSc

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Tution Fees: 22,350

Biomedical Engineering BEng

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Tution Fees: 26,700

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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 .

Key statistics

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

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.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

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.

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


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1829

CampusURBAN

IntakeSeptember

Fees

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

Cost of Living

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 www.gov.uk 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.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 : 21

World University Rankings 2017 : 36

Address

Denmark Hill, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9R Guy’s, New Hunts House, London SE1 1UL Strand, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS Waterloo, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

University Website

http://www.kcl.ac.uk