King's College London

London, England, United Kingdom
Ranked 21st in the world*, Kings provides the launchpad for students to realise their potential. Kings five campuses are located in the heart of London allowing our students to take full advantage of one of the worlds most connected and dynamic cities. Our world-leading research which has led to groundbreaking new discoveries and underpins all of Kings teaching. *QS World Uni Rankings 2016

About

History

King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.

Education

King's is in The Complete University Guide's Top Ten for:

  • Business Management Studies
  • Classics & Ancient History
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Food Science
  • History
  • Law
  • Music

Research

Kings offers a range of core research facilities across the Health Schools. This provides access to essential technology and equipment to facilitate and enhance research conducted by Kings scientists and external researchers.

The activities of the core facilities are overseen by the Core Facilities User Group (CORFU). This provides support, monitors performance and integrates roles with Biomedical Research Centre core facilities.

The group meets monthly to evaluate the quality of existing core facilities and to assess the demand for new services through user surveys and user proposals.

Career

Each faculty at King's is supported by a Careers Consultant who focuses on employment within that area and can offer targeted support throughout your time at Kings and for up to two years after graduation.

Students can book one-on-one appointments with a Careers Consultant to discuss possible career options - this involves an exploration of the students interests and motivations, as well as exploring the labour market.

We also have a lot of careers fairs here at King's: Law, Finance, Consulting, Technology, Part-time work, Internships, to name just a few. These will all take place in the Autumn term and provide the perfect opportunity to meet employers and hear about the opportunities they have to offer.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (21)
Medicine & Health (15)
Humanities (11)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (9)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Education & Training (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Law (1)

Services

Student services

Student Advice:

  • Advice on student funding, banking, credit and debt, as well as guidance on other financial issues.
  • Help and advice with your student visa extension or working visas after study. We also provide support to international students.
  • Advice and assistance with housing problems including a contract checking service.
  • Here to help you settle into life in the UK, and on hand for all the transitions in-between from visas to looking for somewhere to live
  • We understand that it can be difficult to balance your studies with other commitments at home, we can provide practical advice and support
  • Useful information guides on services in your local area.

Housing services

While many students will live in a house or flat share with other students or young professionals, there are different options available depending on your personal preferences, budgets and the length of contract you require.

Library services

Library Services is a key department within the Directorate of Students and Education Support, supporting the College's teaching, learning, research and administrative activity. Led by the Director, Robert Hall, Library Services has four divisions: Customer Engagement, Collections & Research Support,Learning & Skills and Business & Systems Support.

ICT services

The support portfolio includes:

  • Computing, data storage, network and wireless infrastructure
  • College enterprise applications and business systems
  • The College website and portal services
  • Research and learning systems
  • Audio visual and video-conferencing services
  • Campus-based desktop support services
  • Telephone services
  • Student computing facilities and service

Medical services

Your health is important. Here are a few things to sort out before you start at Kings College London.

When you arrive at your place of study you should register with a local doctor ('GP', General Practitioner) as soon as possible. These doctors are trained and experienced in diagnosing a wide range of health problems.

Student Life

Campus life

Londons most central university with five campuses:

  • Strand
  • On the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses our arts and sciences faculties. King's Business School is located in the iconic Bush House building, a hub for engagement with business, the city, government and NGOs.
  • Guy's
The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based here, next to the Shard.
  • St Thomas'
Continuing medical and dental teaching at St Thomas' hospital overlooking the Thames.
  • Waterloo
Home to the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties.
  • Denmark Hill
Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and facilities for the Dental Institute.

Sports facilities

The Kings Sport Health and Fitness Centre, welcomes students, staff, alumni and members of the public into a welcoming gym environment boasting high quality equipment, exciting classes and great facilities.

Our Centre features a spin studio, Fitness on Demand and Smart Centre technology and state-of-the art Pulse cardio and strength equipment. Come in and take a look for yourself!

Student clubs

Whether youve been doing it for years or feel like trying something new, there are an enormous variety of opportunities where you can get involved, make new friends, have fun and be part of the student community. These include:

  • sports clubs

  • societies

  • volunteering opportunities

  • student media

  • campaigning groups.

King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU) provides both financial and logistical support to help activities run smoothly, but it is up to you how these activities are organised.

KCLSU can also help you get your own student activity group up and running.

Accreditation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), formally known as Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, incorporates:

  • Accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL)
  • Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL)

London, England, United Kingdom