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  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    432
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.91 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.23 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.80 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    87.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    12.0
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,594
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    568
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    85.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    93.7 / 100.0
  • King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world and one of the oldest and most prestigious in England.
  • Located in the heart of London, it has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research and is rated one of the world's 20 most international and outward looking universities.
  • 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; King's can truly claim to be the most central of London's university institutions.

Entry Requirements

  • King's welcomes students with a range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • Where a student has excellent high school results but their qualification is not suitable for direct entry to an undergraduate degree, King’s offers an international foundation programmes with 10 different pathways to choose from.
  • King’s undergraduate A level entry requirements vary from A*AA–AAB for the majority of its programmes, with some health programmes like nursing, midwifery and nutrition asking for ABB–BBB. Many courses have specific subject requirements and some programmes require students to sit an additional aptitude test.
  • Please refer to the university website for the online prospectus and the most up-to-date information on entry requirements for individual courses.
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Teaching Methods

  • Research-enriched teaching is at the heart of the King’s experience: the university's research has led to groundbreaking new discoveries and many of its world-leading academics will talk about their discoveries in student lectures.
  • Students will benefit from the collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach that has ensured global recognition and respect for the university's research, teaching and learning.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • King's offers additional study options such as study abroad, language courses, work experience, internships, continued professional development (CPD) short-courses, summer school and the unique Associate of King's College London (AKC) qualification.
  • Interdisciplinary courses allow greater flexibility, with the opportunity to incorporate foreign language modules with science-based courses.
  • Within certain faculties and schools it may be possible to complete an undergraduate degree on a part-time basis over 6 years.

Student Services and Facilities

  • King's College has 4 Thameside campuses located within a single square mile in central London, and another campus in south London.
  • King’s is leasing the 5 iconic Bush House buildings, next to its historic Strand Campus; these will be developed to provide additional space for student study and social space, new teaching facilities and academic accommodation.
  • Library Services are located across the 5 main campuses offering subject-specific resources with help and advice from qualified staff; this includes access to over 1.25 million books and e-Books, databases and other online resources, as well as archives and special collections.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Advisory Service offers information, advice and guidance to current and prospective disabled students about support that may help them to engage with their studies.
  • All enquiries are dealt with sensitively and in confidence.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • An award-winning students' union, King’s College London Students’ Union (or KCLSU for short), supports students throughout their time at King’s.
  • KCLSU organise social, sporting and cultural activities, provide opportunities to develop skills, ensure students can voice their opinions as well as being there with advice and support when it is needed.
  • The students' union supports clubs and societies, with over 50 sports clubs and 260 societies and activity groups.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • King's Careers Service assists and advertises vacancies for part-time, temporary, voluntary and vacation work.
  • A Student Ambassador Scheme provides many paid working opportunities for example 1-to-1 mentoring, student talks and campus tours.
  • A wide range of paid work is available via the students' union.

Careers Guidance

  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and some of the highest starting salaries in the UK.
  • The Careers and Employability Service provides support to current students and graduates, organising events, workshops and professional skills development programmes, as well as offering 1-to-1 advice.
  • Advisers can help students generate a range of ideas and make a plan to achieve their career success, whether in the corporate world or public sector, charities or academia: the service has knowledge across all sectors both in the UK and internationally.
  • The Careers and Employability Service offers internships and events across the world, and up-to-date information on working abroad, assisting students to find their international career.

Student Mix

28,901 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 61%
  • Postgraduate 39%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%

Where students come from

  • UK 69%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 18%

Student gender

  • Male 37%
  • Female 63%

History

  • King's College London is among the oldest universities in England: it was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829.
  • In the last 180 years King's 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 is a member of the Russell Group coalition, and the academic partner of King’s Health Partners, one of only 6 Academic Health Sciences Centres in England designated by the Department of Health.

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.

Further Details

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
UCAS Code K60