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King's College London

King's is ranked in the top 25 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2017) and is recognised for the global influence of its research and innovation. 84% of its research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2014), creating the perfect environment for students to develop their passion with some of the best academic minds in the world. PhD completion rates at King's are among the highest in the country and, with the Centre for Doctoral Studies, students can be sure to receive the best support to ensure success.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

12,315 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 62%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 27%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Politics 170 1285 1455
Medicine 490 585 1075
Nursing 40 990 1035
Psychology 330 650 980
Education 65 895 960
Law 55 855 915
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 100 400 500
Dentistry 90 320 405
Anatomy & Physiology 85 250 335
Accounting & Finance 0 305 305
Geography & Environmental Science 65 215 280
Librarianship & Information Management 15 260 275
Economics 30 235 270
Business & Management Studies 50 190 240
English 80 155 235
Mathematics 50 175 225
History 70 150 220
Communication & Media Studies 50 145 195
Social Policy 10 145 155
Computer Science 50 85 135
Marketing 0 130 130
Philosophy 40 85 125
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 45 70 115
Theology & Religious Studies 60 55 115
Physiotherapy 0 105 105
Biological Sciences 45 45 85
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 85 85
Classics & Ancient History 35 35 70
East & South Asian Studies 35 35 70
Linguistics 15 55 70
Medical Technology 0 70 70
Physics & Astronomy 55 10 65
Food Science 0 60 60
Music 35 15 55
Mechanical Engineering 0 50 50
Forensic Science 0 45 45
Chemistry 30 15 45
Sociology 0 30 30
American Studies 15 10 25
Iberian Languages 15 10 25
French 10 15 20
Russian & East European Languages 5 10 15
General Engineering 0 15 15
Archaeology 0 15 15
German 10 0 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,900
Mixed -
Laboratory 9,900
Clinical 11,550
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The King’s Graduate School administers/offers a range of postgraduate studentships and bursaries for both masters and doctoral/PhD courses.
  • Possible funding opportunities can include: fully-funded scholarships; one-off awards/grants; projects or programmes funded by a Research Council or other major funding body; and scholarships aimed at students from specific countries.
  • Postgraduate taught scholarships include International Scholarships, each worth £25,000 for any master’s courses to international students. 
  • Please refer to the university website for the searchable online postgraduate funding database.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All postgraduate full-time offer holders are guaranteed to be offered a place in one of the King's Residence, as long as they apply before the deadline as outlined on the King's Residences website.