UNDERGRADUATE Guide 2019 - King's College London

UNDERGRADUATE Guide 2019 - King's College London
Guide 2019
UNDERGRADUATE Guide 2019 - King's College London
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FROM THE PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL
CONTENTS                                                                                                                              WELCOME
                                                                                                                                      ‘As we look forward to our 200th anniversary in 2029, we are striving to
1 Choose King’s for...            2     Engineering                          36   3 Our courses                      72–87
                                                                                                                                        make a positive impact through our strategic vision. King’s will continue
  our London setting              2     Geography & The Environment          38                                                         to inspire future generations to be the critical thinkers, problem solvers
  our history                     4     History & Classics                   40   4 What you need to know               88              and change-makers the world needs.
  our location                    6     International Affairs                42     Key dates                          88             By joining King’s, you will become part of our diverse and welcoming
  our student community           8     & Development                               Entry requirements                 90             community of staff and students from more than 150 countries worldwide.
                                        Languages & Literature               44                                                       You will benefit from our cross-disciplinary approach and research-led
  our global opportunities       10                                                 Applying                           92
                                                                                                                                      teaching, learning from academics whose cutting-edge research makes a
  our graduate prospects         12     Law                                  46     Fees & funding –                   96             positive impact on society; from gene research that will improve cancer
                                        Management & Business                48     Home/EU students                                  diagnosis, to helping London solve its pollution problem.
  our academic excellence        14

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                                        Mathematics                          50     Fees & funding –                   98
  our facilities & resources     16                                                                                                    e are London’s most central university and life in our incredible capital
                                                                                    Overseas students
  our faculties                  18     Medicine                             52                                                       is an integral part of the King’s experience. Our outstanding partnerships
                                                                                    International students             100            with institutions such as The British Film Institute, leading NHS hospitals
                                        Nursing & Midwifery                  54
                                                                                    Your accommodation                 102            and our many global connections, will enable you to build networks and
2 Subject areas                  22     Pharmacy & Pharmacology              56
                                                                                    King’s Residences                  104
                                                                                                                                      develop invaluable skills to support you in your future career.
  Academic Preparation Courses   22     Philosophy & Religion                58
                                                                                    Student support & wellbeing        106             ur students are a great example of our success and their experiences
  Arts, Culture & Media          24     Physics                              60                                                       shared in this guide and on our webpages, demonstrate just that. You will
                                                                                    Experience King’s for yourself     108
  Biomedical & Life Sciences     26     Policy & Society                     62                                                       have many opportunities to speak to them and discover life at King’s at our
  Chemistry                      28     Politics & Economics                 64                                                       on-campus events, on social media and throughout our communications.
                                                                                  5 Index A–Z                          110
  Computer Science               30     Psychology & Neuroscience            66                                                       I hope you will join us as we pledge to work together to make
                                                                                    Courses A–Z                        110             the world a better place.’
  Conflict & Security            32     Therapeutic Health                   68
                                                                                    General index                      113
  Dentistry                      34     Pre-University                       70
                                        Summer Programmes
                                                                                  6 Important information              114
                                                                                                                                      Professor Edward Byrne, President & Principal AC

  ‘Studying at
   King’s has opened
   so many doors for
   me, I’ve loved my                              TOP                                                                                                                                Discover King’s

   time here so far.’                                                                                                                                                                Strategic Vision
   Mike                                                                                                                                                                              in full:
   Physiotherapy                                                                                                                                                                     kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/
   BSc                                                                                                                                                                               strategy

                                        One of the world’s
                                        top 25 universities
                                      QS World University Rankings 2017–18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front cover:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chantler SaIL
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OUR LONDON SETTING
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                                                                                                       1   King’s Strand Campus                 10   King’s Waterloo Campus              KEY
     Choose King’s for...                                                                              2   Bush House                           11   Shakespeare’s Globe

                                                                                                                                                                                               King’s locations
                                                                                                       3   Royal Courts of Justice              12   Waterloo station
                                                                                                                                                                                               London landmarks
                                                                                                       4   Maughan Library                      13   St Thomas’ Hospital
     London will be an integral part of your student life.                                             5   Palace of Westminster                14   City of London financial district
     King’s is the most central university in London, including                                        6   London Eye                           15   King’s St Thomas’ Campus
     four Thames-side campuses within a single square mile                                             7   South Bank arts complex              16   King’s Guy’s Campus
     and one located in south London.
                                                                                                       8   Tate Modern                          17   The Shard
                                                                                                       9   St Paul’s Cathedral                  18   Guy’s Hospital

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                                                                            5                                                                                                                            King’s Denmark
                                                                                                                                                           15                                            Hill Campus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         King’s College

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hospital and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         South London
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Maudsley
                                                                                                                                                                                                         3 miles (5km).

      Rated the third best
    student city in the world
        QS Best Student Cities 2017
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                                                                                                                                                                    OUR HISTORY
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                                                                                                                                              ‘I’m so proud
                                                                                                                                               to be a King’s
                                                                                                                                               graduate. With
                      Choose King’s for...                                                                                                     hard work you can

                      OUR HISTORY
                                                                                                                                               do anything you
                                                                                                                                               set your mind to.’
                                                                                                                                               Dina Asher-Smith
                                                                                                                                               History BA
                      ‘King’s reputation and history was one of the reasons                                    2

                       I chose to study here. Walking down the same corridors
                       as alumni who have made such a huge impact on
                       society is incredibly inspiring.’
                      Anna, Physics BSc

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                      In 1829 King George IV                 NOBEL LAUREATES
                      and the Duke of Wellington             We are also famous for our distinguished
                      founded King’s College London,         contribution to arts and sciences. Some
                                                             of the greatest minds have studied at
                      making King’s the fourth oldest        King’s – from Professor Peter Higgs, who
                      university in England. When            received the Nobel Prize for discovering
                      the University of London               the Higgs boson, to Michael Morpurgo
                      was established in 1836,               OBE, author of the children’s book
                                                             War Horse, later made into a critically
                      King’s became one of its               acclaimed movie and West End play.
                      two founding colleges.

                                                             1. Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
                      MEDICAL EDUCATION                          Founded the world’s first professional
                      The roots of medical education at          school of nursing at St Thomas’
                      King’s can be traced back to 1107,         Hospital in 1860.
                      from the establishment of St Thomas’   2. Dr Oliver Johnson
                      Hospital, named after Thomas               Medicine MBBS & Director of King’s
    A large network   Becket, to the Florence Nightingale        Sierra Leone Partnership
     of more than     Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery &            Studied Medicine at King’s from 2004.
    230,000 alumni    Palliative Care, established by            From 2011, Oliver led the fight against
                      Florence herself in 1860.                  Ebola as Director of the King’s Sierra             Nobel Prize winners
                                                                 Leone Partnership. He is currently a                 have studied or
                       1                                         visiting lecturer at King’s.                        worked at King’s
                                                             3. M
                                                                 ichael Morpurgo OBE
                                                                Studied English and French at King’s.
                                                                His novel War Horse was adapted
                                                                first for the stage, followed by a film
                                                                adaptation in 2011.
                                                             4. D
                                                                 ina Asher-Smith
                                                                Studied History at King’s from 2014.
                                                                Dina is currently Britain’s fastest
                                                                woman and the 2016 European
                                                                Champion at 200 metres and Olympic
                                                                bronze-medalist from Rio 2016.

                           Discover more about
                           the history of King’s:
                                                                                        Right: A student sits
                           kcl.ac.uk/why-kings                                          with the John Keats
                                                                                        statue (Guy’s Campus)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                OUR LOCATION
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                  OUR LOCATION                                                       1

                  ‘The combination of King’s connections with leading
                    organisations and endless opportunities in central
                    London made studying here an obvious choice for me.’
                  Calum, Law LLB

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                                      VISIT US
                                      Why not visit
                                      us for the day
                                      to get a taste of
                                      life in London?                                    When you join King’s as a               GUY’S                                     1.	Guy’s Bar, the Students’
                                                                                                                                                                               Union bar at Guy’s Campus

                                      kcl.ac.uk/study/visit                              student, you also become                The Faculty of Life Sciences &            2.	The Maughan Library is located
                                                                                                                                                                               on Chancery Lane, just a short
                                                                                         part of one of the world’s              Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry,            walk from Strand Campus
                                                                                                                                 Psychology and Neuroscience               3.	Bush House, home to King’s
                                                                                         most dynamic cities. With

                                                                                                                                                                               Business School and English
                                                                                                                                 and the Dental Institute are based            Language Centre
                                                                                         London as an extension of               at our riverside Guy’s Campus,
                                                                                         your campus, you’ll have                right next door to the Shard.

      campuses in the                                                                    constant opportunities                  ST THOMAS’                                   ‘I love that I
                                                                                         to explore and enjoy this                                                             can walk from
      heart of London                                                                                                            The Florence Nightingale Museum               campus to Covent
                                                                                         incredible city.                        is based at St Thomas’, along with
                                                                                                                                                                               Garden in just
                                                                                                                                 both medical and dental teaching.
                                                                                         Our central location, convenient                                                      a few minutes.
                                                                                         transport links and established         STRAND                                        I feel incredibly
                                                                                         relationships across the city provide                                                 lucky to be in the
                                                                                                                                 Located on the north bank of the
                                                                                         the perfect environment for you to      River Thames, the Strand Campus
                                                                                                                                                                               heart of London
                                                                                         combine your studies with your          houses King’s College London’s arts
                                                                                                                                                                               every day.’
                                                                                         social interests. You’ll have daily     and sciences faculties. King’s Business       Amelie
                                                                                         access to world-class resources such    School and English Language Centre            Chemistry BSc
                                                                                         as libraries, galleries, museums and    are both situated in the newly
                                                                                         top research hospitals, as well as      acquired Bush House.
                                                                                         music, theatre, the arts and sport.
                                                                                         DENMARK HILL
                                                                                                                                 Home of the Florence Nightingale
                                                                                         Home to the Institute of Psychiatry,    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery &
                                                                                         Psychology & Neuroscience while         Palliative Care and provides facilities
                                                                                         also providing facilities to the        for the Faculty of Life Sciences &
                                                                                         Dental Institute.                       Medicine, Faculty of Social Science &
                                                                                                                                 Public Policy and the Dental Institute.
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                                                                                                                                                                                       OUR STUDENT COMMUNITY
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                                        OUR STUDENT
                                        COMMUNITY                                                                         1

                                        ‘The social scene here is fantastic… the                                         2

                                          Students’ Union always has events going on.’
                                        Dana, Digital Culture BA

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                                        Being a student at King’s is not    KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
                                        only an enriching experience        STUDENTS’ UNION
                                        from an academic perspective,       KCLSU (King’s College London
                                                                            Students’ Union) offers you a huge range
                                        you’ll also become part of a        of ways to meet new people, join societies,
                                        diverse and active student          campaign for the things that matter to
                                        community with countless            you, relax with your friends and so much
                                        ways to get involved, meet          more. Led by students, for students, the      3
                                                                            Students’ Union is independent from the           Check out our
                                        like-minded people and develop      university and here to make sure you have         student blogs
                                        new skills for the future.          the best student experience possible.             to find out more
    1. Students’ Union open mic night                                                                                         about life at King’s:
    2. KCL Hindu Society Garba
                                                                            KING’S SPORT
    3. Alumni rugby match                                                   Across the university sport is run by
    4.	Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’
        netball match
                                                                            King’s Sport and KCLSU. There are
                                                                            over 50 sports clubs on offer, four Health
                                                                            & Fitness gyms, a sports scholarship
                                                                            programme for high-performing athletes
                                                                            (King’s Sport Performance), a social
                                                                            sports programme (BeActive) and
                                                                            an online fitness rewards platform
                                                                            (King’s Move).
                                                                                                                                                      nationalities in King’s active
                                                                                                                                                          student community
                                                                            There really is something for everyone
                                                                            – whether you’re a first time participant,
                                                                            an elite performer or somewhere
                                                                            in between.
                                           Make the most of

                                           your time at King’s:

        Find out                           Connect with King’s
        more:                              Sport online:
        /KCLSUpage                         kcl.ac.uk/sport
                                                                               societies, activity
        @KCLSU                             @Team_KingsSport
                                                                                  groups and
                                           @_KingsSport                          sports clubs
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        OUR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
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                           OUR GLOBAL
                           OPPORTUNITIES                                                                         3

                           ‘My time abroad was one of the highlights of my
                            course so far. If you have the chance to live and learn
                            somewhere you have never been before, just do it!’
                            Andreea, Film Studies BA

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                                                                                                                     STUDENT MOBILITY
                                                                                                                                                                             Read Andreea’s
                                                                                                                     Expand your personal and academic horizons
                                                                                                                     and boost your employability by spending a              blogpost on her
                                                                                                                     period of time abroad for a semester, a year, the       experiences overseas:
                                                                                                                     summer or as part of a shorter, elective period.        bit.ly/kcl-andreea-blog
                                                                                                                     Our exchange partners span the globe,
          in most cases you won’t                                                                                    so you could spend part of your degree in
      have to extend your degree to                                                                                  North America, Australasia, Asia, Latin             7

     study abroad, and you’ll make a                                                                                 America or Europe. Our summer exchange
     significant saving on tuition fees                                                                              programmes are open to you in each year
                                                                                                                     of your degree, so you can have multiple
        for the period you are away                                                                                  summer experiences overseas.

                                                                                                                     GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
                                                                                                                     We also offer current students the
                                                                                                                     opportunity to spend time in one of nine
                                                                                                                     countries undertaking an internship
                                                                                               2                     on our Global Internships Programme.
                                                                                                                     Find out more on the next page.

                                                                                                                        Take a look at our
                                                                                                                        full list of global
                                                                                           1                            partnerships online:
                                                                                                                        kcl.ac.uk/global-partners                            Take a peak at some
                                           1.   Shanghai, China
                                           2.   Great Wall Of China, Beijing, China                                                                                          of our students global
                                           3.   Potato Chip Rock, Poway, California, USA                                                                                     adventures on Instagram:
                                           4.   Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico
                                           5.   Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark                                             Find out more:
                                           6.   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
                                           7.   Sultan Mosque, Singapore                                                kcl.ac.uk/studyabroad
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             OUR GRADUATE PROSPECTS
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              OUR GRADUATE
              ‘My internship taught me so many new skills and I gained
               invaluable opportunities to network with industry experts

               – it was great preparation for my future career.’
              Geraint, Political Economy BA

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                                                                                              of graduates in work or
                                                                                            study – the second highest of
                                                                                            any Russell Group university                                                            ‘The careers
                                                                                                                                                                                     team helped
                                                                                                HESA Employment Performance Indicators
                                                                                                  covering UK undergraduates (2016–17)                                               me prepare for
                                                                                                                                                                                     an interview at
                                                                                                                                                                                     graduate level.’
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mathematics BSc

                                                                                     Listing an undergraduate                            INTERNSHIPS                              STUDENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                     qualification from a world top                      An internship is an excellent way        Enhance your studies and university
                                                                                     25 university * on your CV is just                  to practically apply the knowledge       experience by undertaking one of
                                                                                                                                         gained from your studies, enabling you   the King’s Experience Awards. There
                                                                                     the beginning. You’ll also be able                  to develop your professional network     are five specific awards which provide
                                                                                     to develop professional skills                      and enhance your employability.          additional learning opportunities and
                                                                                     and experience to help you                          We offer exclusive opportunities in      increased employability, to set you
                                                                                     stand out from the crowd.                           all business areas through our King’s    apart from your peers.
                                                                                                                                         Internships schemes here in the UK to
                                                                                                                                         help you do just that. Many students     kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/ke
                                                                                     Our dedicated Careers &
                                                                                                                                         also have the option to gain academic
                                                                                     Employability Team offers an                                                                 ASSOCIATE OF KING’S COLLEGE (AKC)
                                                                                                                                         credit through the completion of an
                                                                                     outstanding range of professional
                                                                                                                                         internship as part of the Accredited     Broaden your perspective and
                                                                                     development support including
                                                                                                                                         Internships Programme embedded           tackle life’s big questions – reflect on
                                                                                     careers advice appointments, a huge
                                                                                                                                         within their degree.                     theology, philosophy and ethics today.
                                                                                     array of events including professional
                                                                                     skills programmes and careers fairs,                                                         You can take King’s original award,
                                                                                     an exclusive jobs portal and multiple                                                        the Associate of King’s College, free
                                                                                     online resources. Whether you’re                                                             alongside your degree.
                                                                                                                                         GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS PROGRAMME

                                                                                     looking for networking opportunities                                                         kcl.ac.uk/akc
                                                                                     or advice on what to do next, we                    For those keen to venture overseas,
                                                                                     can help you make it happen.                        our Global Internships Programme
                                                                                                                                         is an incredible opportunity to live
                                                                                     kcl.ac.uk/careers                                   and work in one of nine locations,
                                                                King’s internships                                                       including Beijing, Cape Town,
                                                                placed in 2016–17                                                        Delhi and New York City,
                                                                                                                                         during the summer months.

                                                                                     * QS World University Rankings 2017–18.
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                                                                                                                                                                         OUR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
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                                               OUR ACADEMIC                                                                                         7th
                                               ‘King’s reputation was one of the main reasons
                                                I chose to study here. It’s fantastic to learn from
                                                lecturers who wrote our text books.’
                                               Deborah, Global Health & Social Medicine BSc
                                                                                                                             84%               Ranked
                                                                                                                          of our research
                                                                                                                          is world-leading   7th in the UK

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                                                                                                                             or excellent     Times Higher Education
                                                                                                                                              Top UK Universities 2018
                                                                                                                               (REF 2014)
     At King’s you’ll be part of a                       During your time here we’ll do
                                                         everything we can to support
     world top 25 university * that                      you to achieve your potential
     has been delivering world-class                     and help you adjust to a new
     teaching and cutting-edge                           academic environment.
     research for almost 200 years.
                                                         PERSONAL TUTORS
     RESEARCH SUCCESS                                    All our undergraduate students
     At King’s we’re very proud of our                   are allocated a personal tutor from
     outstanding reputation for world                    within their department or faculty.
     leading research as a Russell Group                 Your personal tutor will get to know
     university. Across the arts and                     you as an individual and support
     sciences to many areas of health,                   you academically as you progress.
     our research has led to groundbreaking
     new discoveries and ongoing research:               ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
                                                         All students at King’s have
     •• Junior doctors Bhavagaya Bakshi                  access to free Academic English
        (Medicine, 2011) and Miles Payling
                                                         and Study Skills support classes
        founded C the Signs in 2017 – a
                                                         to help with a successful transition
        digital health start-up that uses
                                                         to study at university level.
        artificial intelligence (AI) to help
        doctors diagnose cancer early.                   kcl.ac.uk/study-skills
     •• The development of a pioneering
        new method to diagnose autism in                 EXPERT ADVICE
        adults with just a quick 15-minute
        brain scan.                                      KCLSU Advice is here to
                                                         support you with concerns about
     •• Discovery of DNA structure by
                                                         your academic progress or any
        Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind
                                                         aspect of university life – it’s free,
        Franklin in 1953.
                                                         impartial and confidential.


     * QS World University Rankings 2017–18.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             OUR FACILITIES & RESOURCES
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                        OUR FACILITIES
                        & RESOURCES
                        ‘It’s great that we can use facilities from all campuses
                         and we have access to many libraries across London.’
                         Kadija, Digital Culture BA

                                                                                                           £1bn                                                                    ‘During exams

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                                                                                                                                                                                    the libraries
                                                                                                                                                                                    are open 24/7
                                                                                                    redevelopment programme                                                         so you always
                                                                                                  for transforming King’s estate                                                    have somewhere
                                                                                                     and facilities to enhance                                                      to revise in peace!’
                                                                                                           our teaching                                                             Mo,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Medicine MBBS

                                                                                                                             At King’s, we have made                LIBRARY SERVICES
                                                                                                                             significant investments in             Located at each campus,
                                                                                                                             our estate, libraries and IT           Library Services provides a huge
                                                                                                                                                                    multidisciplinary print and electronic
                                                                                                                             infrastructure to ensure               information resource that includes
                                                                                                                             you have easy access to                over 1.2 million books and e-books
                                                                                                                             cutting-edge facilities and            plus thousands of journals to
                                                                                                                             resources for your studies.            enhance your learning.
                                                                                                                             We also offer different                kcl.ac.uk/library
                                                                                                                             methods of study to suit
                                                                                                                             your individual circumstances          COMPUTING FACILITIES & IT SERVICES
                                                                                                                             and to add value to your               To help you excel during your studies,
                                                                                                                             learning experience.                   we provide a variety of IT facilities
                                                                                                                                                                    across our campuses:
                                                                                                                                                                    •• Laptop loans service
                                                                                                                             MODERN LANGUAGE CENTRE                    (located in King’s libraries).
                                                                                                                             King’s Modern Language Centre          •• College-wide wireless network
                                                                                                                             (MLC) is the largest in the UK            and broadband access in halls.
                                                                                                                             with over 6,500 students. As a
                                                                                                                                                                    •• Lecture capture: stream lectures
                                                                                                                             King’s student you may have the
                                                                                                                                                                       recorded by your tutors.
                                                                                                                             opportunity to take a free language
                                                                                                                             module as part of your degree*.        kcl.ac.uk/IT
                                                                                                                             The MLC also provides evening

                                                                                                                             and Saturday courses, accredited
                                                                                                                             by the CPD Certification Service.
                languages available at
              all levels at King’s Modern                                                                                    * Please check with your department
                                                                                                                                for eligibility.
                    Language Centre
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                                                                                                                                                OUR FACULTIES
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                                                                                        With world-leading academics from
                    Choose King’s for...                                                across the spectrum of disciplines,

                    OUR FACULTIES                                                       our academic faculties bring together
                                                                                        experts in their fields. With nine faculties,
                                                                                        institutes and schools of study and
                    ‘Being part of my faculty really helped me settle in.
                      They offer so many events and opportunities to enhance            five Medical Research Council centres,
                      your time outside of the classroom.’                              research-enriched teaching is at the
                                                                                        heart of our courses.
                     Mike, Physiotherapy BSc
                                                                                        ARTS & HUMANITIES
                                                                                        Our prestigious and diverse Arts and Humanities
                                                                                        faculty, ranked 6th in Europe in the 2018 QS
                                                                                        Top University Rankings, offers undergraduate
                                                                                        degrees which span a wide range of areas from

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                                                                                        human culture and history, ancient languages
                                                                                        and philosophy to contemporary film studies
                                                                                        and digital humanities.
                                                                                        Our location in the heart of London ensures
                                                                                        close links with many renowned cultural
                                                                                        institutions including the British Museum,
                                         Find out more                                  Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Gallery,
                                         about what you can                             which enhance our students’ learning and
                                                                                        broadens their knowledge of the subjects.
                                         study across all of
                                         our subject areas                              kcl.ac.uk/artshums
                                         on pages:
                                                                                        DENTAL INSTITUTE

                                                                                        Ranked first in Europe and fourth in the world
                                                                                        for dentistry (QS World University Rankings
                                                                                        2017), the Dental Institute is a centre of excellence
                                                                                        for dental education, scientific research and
     faculties, institutes                                                              oral healthcare provision and is based in the
     and schools of study                                                               world-famous Guy’s, King’s College and
                                                                                        St Thomas’ hospitals.
                                                                                        Our evidence-based, research-led degree
                                                                                        courses provide a high level of clinical experience
                                                                                        in ultra-modern spacious facilities. You will learn
                                                                                        from internationally renowned expert teachers
                                                                                        and practitioners and be exposed to a rich breadth
                                                                                        of skills and knowledge in an exceptionally
                                                                                        diverse clinical environment.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             OUR FACULTIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHOOSE KING’S FOR:
                                                                       THE DICKSON POON SCHOOL OF LAW                          KING’S BUSINESS SCHOOL
                                                                       The Dickson Poon School of Law is one                   King’s Business School continues to shape an innovative
                                                                       of the oldest law schools in England and                model of business education, developing leaders equipped
                                                                       is recognised as one of the best law schools            to tackle the business and societal challenges of the future.
                                                                       in the world (QS World Rankings 2017).                                                                                  NATURAL & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
                                                                                                                               Located in the iconic Bush House building, the school is
                                                                       With a dedicated team of legal academics                                                                                The Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
                                                                                                                               a hub for engagement with business, the city, government
                                                                       and professionals with diverse backgrounds,                                                                             has a tradition of excellence which includes high levels
                                                                                                                               and NGOs. With London’s Square Mile – a global centre
                                                                       and many international partnerships, King’s.                                                                            of research funding, six Nobel Laureates among our
                                                                                                                               for commerce and finance – on their doorstep, students
                                                                       brings a global perspective to law.                                                                                     distinguished former staff and students, and a commitment
                                                                                                                               will find networking and employment opportunities
                                                                       Located in the heart of legal London and                plentiful. With students from over 80 countries, the            to promoting the careers of women in science.
                                                                       surrounded by major law firms, the school               school’s international student population brings diverse        The Faculty comprises the Departments of Chemistry,
                                                                       offers a suite of innovative courses and exciting       ideas and perspectives to an exciting learning environment.     Informatics, Mathematics and Physics and undergraduate
                                                                       opportunities to establish links with peers and                                                                         courses in Biomedical Engineering. Our student societies
                                                                       researchers, and build a wider network of               kcl.ac.uk/business
                                                                                                                                                                                               offer a fantastic way to meet new people and broaden
                                                                       professional colleagues.                                                                                                your knowledge and skills.

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                                                                       kcl.ac.uk/law                                                                                                           kcl.ac.uk/nms

              FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE FACULTY OF NURSING,                 INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY,                                LIFE SCIENCES & MEDICINE                                        SOCIAL SCIENCE & PUBLIC POLICY
              MIDWIFERY & PALLIATIVE CARE                              PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE                               Encompassing the School of Bioscience Education and             Consistently ranked 5th in the UK for social sciences
              We are the world’s first professional nursing faculty,   At the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology              the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medical              (Times Higher Education World University Rankings
              a direct descendent of the Nightingale Training          & Neuroscience (IoPPN), making a difference             Education, the Faculty forms one of the UK’s largest            2014–18) and located at the heart of one of the world’s
              School, established in 1860. We are known as             is at the heart of what we do. Our aim is to            and most successful centres for life sciences and               true global cities, our interdisciplinary approach provides
              being a world-leader in healthcare education,            understand how the mind and brain work                  medical education and research in the UK.                       us with a unique view across the past, present and future.
              training and consultancy, which is reflected by our      in order to improve mental health care in
                                                                                                                               We provide a comprehensive education and training               Our position at the heart of one of the world’s true global
              ranking as 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world for        the UK and across the world.
                                                                                                                               portfolio including health professions and biomedical           cities, accompanied by our interdisciplinary approach,
              nursing (QS World University Rankings 2017).
                                                                       Studying at the IoPPN means learning from               science programmes. Through partnerships with major             provides us with a unique view looking across the past,
              Our renowned academics lead the way in                   world-leading academics at the forefront of             London teaching hospitals and links to industry and             present and future. World societies and economies are
              evidence-based teaching, cutting-edge clinical           groundbreaking research, and studying in brand          medical research organisations, we translate cutting            transforming. It’s our job to understand that change,
              skills and high-quality healthcare, training nurses      new, state-of-the-art facilities in the very heart of   edge research into excellent patient care, bringing             and to make a positive contribution to human welfare,
              and midwives who will lead their professions into        London. The IoPPN is one of the world’s leading         lasting improvements to the quality of people’s lives.          new security challenges, social cohesion, sustainability
              the future, contributing to improving the overall        centres for neuroscience, and has more highly                                                                           and climate change.
              healthcare experience.                                   cited research papers in psychology and psychiatry      kcl.ac.uk/lsm
                                                                       than any other university in the world (Scopus).                                                                        kcl.ac.uk/sspp
              The Faculty is part of King’s Health Partners,
              which brings together world-class research,              kcl.ac.uk/ioppn
              teaching and clinical practice across the NHS
              and private trusts within the UK and overseas.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ACADEMIC PREPARATION COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUBJECT AREAS:
                                                                                                                                                                    Not sure which King’s
                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation course is

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                                                                                                                                                                    right for you?
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                            PREPARATION                                                                                                                             best option:
                            ‘My course is truly preparing me for undergraduate studies.
                             It’s developing my essay writing and reading of academic texts.                          of King’s International
                             Our environment compliments the classes as we are close to                               Foundation students in
                             the subjects we analyse in our lectures and seminars.’                                 2017 progressed onto King’s
                                                                                                                     or another UK university
                             Barbara, King’s International Foundation – Liberal Arts & Politics

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                                                                                                                          Guaranteed offers*
                                                                                                                           for King’s undergraduate degrees                                           60+

                                                                                                                              Guaranteed                            For more information on
                                                                                                                          accommodation in                          our courses and entry
                                                                                                                                                                    requirements visit:
                                                                                                                          King’s Residences**

     At King’s, we have a range       KING’S INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION         PROGRESSION TO KING’S           SCHOLARSHIPS
     of academic preparation
     courses to help you get
                                      We offer a range of specialist
                                      foundation courses for ambitious
                                      international students designed
                                                                              Our students progress onto a
                                                                              range of King’s undergraduate
                                                                              degrees including:
                                                                                                              We offer scholarships for incoming students to
                                                                                                              our foundation courses. The scholarship will
                                                                                                              offer you a platform to be recognised by King’s
                                                                                                                                                                    For more information
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     ready for your undergraduate     to help you achieve your academic                                       as one of our best and brightest students.
                                                                              •• Business Management BSc
     degree. Our courses are          potential and prepare you for                                           Visit our website for more details.                  /kingselc
                                                                              •• Global Health &
     developed and delivered          undergraduate degrees at King’s.           Social Medicine BA/BSc                                                            @kingselc
     by experts within King’s         We offer two entry points,              •• Digital Culture BA
     faculties and the King’s         August and September, depending         •• International Relations BA                                                        @Kings_elc
                                      on your English language level.                                         PRE-SESSIONAL
     English Language Centre.                                                 •• Political Economy BA/BSc
                                                                                                              An intensive academic English preparation
                                                                              •• Law LLB
                                                                                                              course to help you meet the English
                                                                              Find out more on our website:   language requirements and prepare for
                                                                                                              your undergraduate degree at King’s.
                                                                                                              The course is offered in two ways: Face-to
                                                                                                                                                                *	Some undergraduate degrees related to these courses
                                                                                                              -face (taught on campus) and Combined                 require you to pass an interview process and achieve
                                                                                                              (blending online and on campus teaching)              a specified grade on external tests, such as UKCAT
                                                                                                                                                                    or LNAT. Visit our website for more details.
                                                                                                              and varies in length depending on your            **	For the duration of your academic preparation course
                                                                                                              needs: 15 weeks, 10 weeks and 6 weeks.                and the first year of your undergraduate degree.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ARTS, CULTURE & MEDIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SUBJECT AREAS:
                                ARTS, CULTURE
                                & MEDIA
                                ‘If you want to specialise in a subject, yet learn to
                                 recognise multifaceted links between disciplines,
                                 Liberal Arts is the course for you.’                                                                                                                            5th
                                 Anuthida, Liberal Arts BA, Alumna                                                                  86%
                                                                                                                                 of graduates in
                                                                                                                               graduate level work
                                                                                                                                or further study
                                                                                                                                                                                  in the UK for film studies

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                                                                                                                                   DLHE Survey 2016–17
                                                                                                                                                                                      Guardian University Guide 2018

                                                                                                                                                                ‘Studying a course that
                                                                                                                                                                 is so unique, important
                                                                                                                                                                 and current, is exactly
                                                                                                                                    £21k                         why I chose to study
                                                                                                                              median salary six months           Digital Culture at King’s!’
                                                                                                                                 after graduation
                                                                                                                                                                 Khadija, Digital Culture BA
                                                                                                                                   DLHE Survey 2016–17

     King’s offers a stimulating          From composing and curating to                 Above: Shakespeare’s Globe                                           ARTS, MEDIA & CULTURE
                                          commentating, our courses are rich                                          For more information on                 CAREERS
     range of courses in arts,            in variety. The creative, analytical
     culture and media covering                                                                                       our courses and entry
                                          and research skills required in                   ‘I picked my                                                      Music
     everything from film and                                                                                         requirements visit:
                                          these fields, and the core subject                 course for the
                                          knowledge, make our graduates                                               kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/          Artistic creation
     visual arts to music, digital                                                           opportunity to get
                                          highly employable in a variety of                                           arts-culture-and-media
     humanities and liberal arts.                                                            tuition with the                                                 Editorial
                                          commercial and education fields.                   Royal Academy
     It’s an exciting place to                                                                                                                                Production
     engage on an intellectual            LIST OF DEPARTMENTS                                of Music and for
                                                                                             its employment
     level with arts, culture and
     media in all their forms.
                                          •• Digital Humanities
                                          •• Film Studies
                                                                                             of world experts.’
                                                                                             Liz, BMus,
                                                                                                                      For more information
                                                                                                                      on courses, go to page:            73   Marketing
                                                                                                                                                              Event management
                                          •• Liberal Arts
                                          •• Music                                                                    blogs.kcl.ac.uk/
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BIOMEDICAL & LIFE SCIENCES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SUBJECT AREAS:
                               BIOMEDICAL &
                               LIFE SCIENCES
                               ‘To be taught by lecturers involved in world-leading
                                 research is a huge benefit of studying at King’s. The broad
                                 range of topics has allowed me to choose which area                                             17th
                                 I am truly passionate about.’
                               Sara, Biomedical Science BSc

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                                                                                                                               in the world for clinical,
                                                                                                                                pre-clinical and health
                                                                                                                                      Times Higher Education
                                                                                                                                       Subject Ranking 2018

                                                                                                                                                                          ‘King’s was somewhere
                                                                                                                                          91%                              I wanted to study because
                                                                                                                                                                           of its renowned global
                                                                                                                                                                           reputation. My experience
                                                                                                                                                                           so far has been beyond
                                                                                                                                 overall satisfaction                      my expectations.’
                                                                                                                                      Biomedical Science BSc
                                                                                                                                    National Student Survey 2017
                                                                                                                                                                           Deborah, Global Health & Social Medicine BSc

     Biomedical and life sciences        Studying biomedical and life                                                                                                   BIOMEDICAL & LIFE SCIENCES
                                         sciences at King’s will put you at the                                           For more information                          CAREERS
     operate at the frontier of human    heart of one of the leading centres
     knowledge, pioneering new                                                                 ‘The reason               on our courses and entry
                                         of bioscience in the UK and give                                                                                               Healthcare
     technologies or new applications                                                            Biomedical               requirements visit:
                                         you the flexibility to explore your
                                         interests as they develop.                              Sciences BSc             kcl.ac.uk/subject-areas/                      Pharmaceuticals
     to understand, model, treat                                                                                          biomedical-and-life-sciences
     or prevent conditions that limit    Our courses share a common first                        is so popular                                                          Medicine
                                         year – everyone on these courses                        is because
     or inhibit life.                                                                                                                                                   Bioscience
                                         has the same required and optional                      it’s so flexible.’
                                                                                                                                                                        Management consulting
                                         modules, meaning you can choose                         Dr Alison Snape
                                         to switch course at the end of year
                                         one if you have discovered a new
                                                                                                                          For more information
                                                                                                                          on courses, go to page:                  74   Finances
                                                                                                                                                                        Academic research
                                         interest or found a more appropriate
                                         direction for your talents.
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                               ‘King’s has a great reputation and chemistry in the
                                context of biomedicine really captured my interest. I feel
                                well equipped with an understanding of multiple fields
                                of chemistry relevant to current research efforts.’                                                       1st
                                Joshua, Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci, Alumnus

                                                                                                                                 Our chemistry with

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                                                                                                                            biomedicine degrees are the
                                                                                                                             first of their kind in the UK
                                                                                                                                          (REF 2014)

                                                                                                                                                               ‘There was a strong
                                                                                                                                                                emphasis on the practical
                                                                                                                                                                component of chemistry,
                                                                                                                                                               which really helps to
                                                                                                                                        400+                    further our understanding.’
                                                                                                                                                                Saira, Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci, Alumna
                                                                                                                               hours of lab work are
                                                                                                                            undertaken by our students

     Chemistry is known as the           Our courses will provide you with         Highlights of our courses include                                         CHEMISTRY
                                         a comprehensive theoretical and           our integrated laboratories, where     For more information on            CAREERS
     central science, because            practical understanding of chemistry,     you can experience how all branches    our courses and entry
     it lies at the interface of the     and prepare you for a professional life   of chemistry blend together, our                                          Drug development
                                                                                                                          requirements visit:
     physical and life sciences,         in the ever-changing environment of       extended research project in year 4,
                                         the 21st century. To achieve these                                               kcl.ac.uk/study/                   Bio and nanotechnology
     connecting both, and is                                                       and study abroad and professional
                                         goals, our courses integrate the          placement options. Your learning of    subject-areas/chemistry            Research
     important to a variety of           teaching of chemistry foundations         chemical applications is enhanced                                         Financial management
     different fields. Studying          with the application of chemistry         by contributions from chemists
     chemistry you will understand       principles and techniques using           embedded in other disciplines at                                          Medicine
     the laws that govern the
     behaviour of atoms and
                                         examples taken from the very broad
                                         range of chemical and biomedical
                                         research and practice at King’s. Our
                                                                                   King’s and its partner hospitals.      For more information
                                                                                                                          on courses, go to page:      74    Law
     molecules, their interactions       ambition is to produce graduates who
     and reactions, and in turn,         have a wider vision of the applications                                          @kclchemistry
     the world around us.                of chemistry for the coming decades,
                                         and who are equipped for more
                                         flexible careers.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     COMPUTER SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SUBJECT AREAS:
                                ‘The best part of my course was the opportunity to learn                                                                                                      92%
                                  about artificial intelligence. I also participated in Hackathons
                                  with the KCL Tech Society – it was a lot of fun and something
                                  I’ll remember for a long while.’                                                                            83%
                                James, Computer Science with Robotics BSc, Alumnus
                                                                                                                                        of graduates in work                          of research outputs
                                                                                                                                        and/or study within
                                                                                                                                            six months of                          ranked as world leading or
                                                                                                                                                                                    internationally excellent

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                                                                                                                                             DLHE Survey 2016–17
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (REF 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                          ‘King’s is a fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                           place, people do
                                                                                                                                                                           everything in their
                                                                                                                                              £30k                         power to leave something
                                                                                                                                        median salary six months           positive behind.’
                                                                                                                                           after graduation
                                                                                                                                                                           Fares, PhD student; BSc King’s graduate
                                                                                                                                             DLHE Survey 2016–17

     From advanced robotics               Demand for talented graduates            Our courses offer the opportunity                                                    COMPUTER SCIENCE
                                          with advanced computing skills           to develop your understanding and            For more information on                 CAREERS
     to internet-based                    extends to almost every sector of        expertise in a wide range of computing
     technologies, computer                                                                                                     our courses and entry
                                          business and government, from            and technology disciplines, to develop                                               Banking and finance
     science is transforming                                                       advanced specialisms or to apply
                                                                                                                                requirements visit:
                                          faster trading systems and settlement
                                          processes in finance to security         computing expertise to industrial            kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/          Cybersecurity
     the way we live, and the                                                                                                   computer-science
                                          systems, mobile communications           and commercial contexts.                                                             Management
     shortage of appropriately            and environmental science.
     qualified talent means that                                                   You can explore new areas, with                                                      Aerospace
                                          Our expertise covers computer            access to mobile and other emerging
     there has never been a               science and artificial intelligence,     computing platforms and to new
                                                                                                                                                                        Software development
     better or more important
     time to further your skills.
                                          as well as telecommunications and
                                          robotics, and their application to
                                                                                   state of the art facilities in Bush House.
                                                                                   This allows you to gain not just
                                                                                                                                For more information
                                                                                                                                on courses, go to page:            75   Robotics

                                          bioinformatics, healthcare, security     a world-class education in the
                                          and engineering. This enables us to      subject, but to showcase your
                                          deliver a curriculum that gives our      ability to innovate.                         /kclinformatics
                                          graduates the ability to work on the                                                  @kclinformatics
                                          computer systems of today, and to
                                          create those of tomorrow.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           CONFLICT & SECURITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUBJECT AREAS:
                              & SECURITY                                                                                                                                                         6+
                              ‘With the wide range of module choices and support from a
                                dedicated academic team, War Studies continues to broaden my
                                perspective in considering the dynamics of war and has greatly
                                expanded my academic interests and understanding of conflict.’                                 92%                                      Established relationships and
                                                                                                                           of graduates in
                               Dasol, War Studies BA                                                                      work and/or study                         links with major London institutions
                                                                                                                          within six months                         including Chatham House, IISS, RUSI,
                                                                                                                            of graduation                            Janes Defence, Visiongain and AKE,
                                                                                                                                                                       giving students an opportunity

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                                                                                                                                                                           to network and engage

                                                                                                                                                           ‘Studying International
                                                                                                                                                            Relations at King’s has
                                                                                                                                     1                      improved my understanding
                                                                                                                                                            of the political world and
                                                                                                                  Department of War Studies is              prepared me for a career
                                                                                                                 the only academic department
                                                                                                                  in the world to focus solely on           within the field.’
                                                                                                                       conflict and security
                                                                                                                                                            Emelie, International Relations BA

     King’s is home to the only         Combining international relations,                                                                               CONFLICT & SECURITY
                                        security, history, military studies,                                     For more information on                 CAREERS
     academic department in the         psychology, philosophy and sociology,
     world to focus solely on the                                                         Find out what          our courses and entry
                                        our courses offer a detailed and                                                                                 Cyber security capability lead
                                                                                          it’s like to study     requirements visit:
     complexities of conflict and       textured understanding of world
                                        affairs and the issues that lie behind            war studies and        kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/          Foreign policy fellow
     security. The Department                                                                                    conflict-and-security
     of War Studies is world            news headlines – now and in the past.             international                                                  Fragility and crisis management policy officer
                                        Our academics are experts and                     relations at King’s:                                           Head of tactical analysis unit
     recognised as a centre of
                                        pioneers in their fields and are at               bit.ly/kcl-conflict-
     excellence in the study of         the forefront of world events as
                                                                                                                                                         Open-source intelligence analyst
     all aspects of war, conflict
     and international relations
                                        they happen. As a part of King’s
                                        community, they are within the
                                                                                                                 For more information
                                                                                                                 on courses, go to page:            76   Research advisor
                                                                                                                                                         Threat analyst
     with a focus on war as a           largest grouping of scholars in Europe
                                        that researches and teaches on world
     human phenomenon.                  conflict, peace and security.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUBJECT AREAS:
                              ‘We are taught by world renowned academics whilst
                                practicing in state-of-the-art facilities. The student-
                               staff relationships and our reputation makes King’s
                               the ultimate place to read Dentistry.’
                               Balraj, Dentistry BDS
                                                                                                                               of graduates in
                                                                                                                              work and/or study
                                                                                                                              within six months
                                                                                                                                of graduation

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                                                                                                                                   DLHE Survey 2016–17

                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Clinical teaching in small
                                                                                                                                                                         groups allows staff to give
                                                                                                                                        1st                              personalised advice. Seeing
                                                                                                                                                                         patients is a great privilege –
                                                                                                                                                                         it’s the highlight of my week.’
                                                                                                                            in Europe and 4th in                         Lauren, Dentistry BDS
                                                                                                                          the world for dentistry
                                                                                                                             QS World University Rankings 2017

     Dentistry is a demanding           Our evidence-based, research-led                                                                                              DENTISTRY
                                        dentistry training provides you with                                         For more information on                          CAREERS
     and hugely rewarding field         early clinical experience and access
     of healthcare. Dentists work                                                            Discover more           our courses and entry
                                        to the diverse patient populations                                                                                            Dentist in NHS/private practice
     to prevent oral disease,                                                                about King’s            requirements visit:
                                        of Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s
                                        College hospitals during your degree.                College London          kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/                   Hospital dentist
     promote oral health and                                                                                         dentistry
     restore tooth function.            To equip you for employment, you                     Dental Institute                                                         Community dentist
                                        will gain experience acting as team                  and watch
     From fillings and crowns to                                                                                                                                      Armed forces dentist
                                        lead and working alongside other                     our video:
     saving teeth after trauma,         dental care professionals on outreach
                                                                                                                                                                      Postgraduate specialty training

                                                                                             bit.ly/kcl-dentistry-   For more information
     you’ll experience the              placements in years four and five,                   video                                                                    Academic research
     intellectual challenge of          enabling you to develop leadership                                           on courses, go to page:
     diagnostics and the technical      and business skills.
     challenges of surgery.                                                                                          /KingsDentistry
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUBJECT AREAS:
                             ‘The lecture content is supported by research assignments
                               and laboratory sessions. The course is providing me with
                               a strong foundation in electronic engineering and expertise
                               in programming.’
                              Kantapong, Electronic Engineering MEng
                                                                                                                                in the UK for the

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                                                                                                                               quality of research
                                                                                                                                        (REF 2014)

                                                                                                                                                            ‘The department offers
                                                                                                                                                             a huge choice of modules
                                                                                                                                                             so I was able to tailor
                                                                                                                                                             my course.’
                                                                                                                                                             Toby, Computer Science and Robotics Alumnus

                                                                                                                        For more information on           CAREERS
     Engineering at King’s focuses     Our courses combine electronic             Our biomedical engineering            our courses and entry
                                       engineering subjects with those            department is based in a UK centre    requirements visit:               Banking
     primarily on the synergies        in computer science and robotic            of excellence for medical imaging
     between conventional              engineering, enabling our students         in St Thomas’s Hospital.              kcl.ac.uk/study/                  Finance
     engineering and leading-edge      to build their careers in ICT and          Students gain practical skills in
     technologies in computing and     its applications. Students are             preparing technical reports and                                         Consulting
                                       encouraged to think creatively in
     telecommunications, robotics      relation to engineering design, whilst
                                                                                  presentations, writing computer                                         Robotics
                                                                                  programmes and hands-on skills
     and biomedicine, enabling you     gaining insight into how electronic                                              For more information              Biomedicine
                                                                                  in electronic engineering.
     to develop your expertise in      engineering translates into everyday                                             on courses, go to page:
                                       life, through mobile and personal          Many of our staff have longstanding                                     Information Technology
     some of the most influential
                                       communication, as well as security.        links with industry including
     topics of our time.                                                          Ericsson, Orange, Vodafone,           /kclinformatics
                                       Our courses also benefit from              Nokia, NEC, Huawei, Spirent
                                       close links with other disciplines         and Texas Instruments.                @kclinformatics
                                       at King’s, including computer
                                       science, management, life
                                       sciences and medicine.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GEOGRAPHY & THE ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SUBJECT AREAS:
                                   GEOGRAPHY &
                                   THE ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                                                                                  8
                                   ‘I can’t imagine a better place to study geography than King’s,
                                    as it uses London as its classroom. We’re given opportunities
                                    to learn and explore the world and we’re taught by the very
                                    best in the field.’                                                                                         87%
                                                                                                                                           of graduates in
                                   Georgia, Geography BA
                                                                                                                                          work and/or study                                 available to visit through either our
                                                                                                                                          within six months                                 exciting field trips or study abroad
                                                                                                                                            of graduation                                     including: China, India, Morocco,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Spain, Australia, New Zealand,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Singapore and the USA

                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘My time at King’s has been
                                                                                                                                                                                    the best experience of my
                                                                                                                                                                                    life so far. The diversity of
                                                                                                                                                19th                                the modules and the field
                                                                                                                                                                                    trips have been amazing.’
                                                                                                                                    in the world for geography
                                                                                                                                                                                    Arkham, Geography, Alumnus
                                                                                                                                        QS World University Rankings 2017

     Studying geography at                   At undergraduate level, our                     Above: Image taken by Geography                                                     GEOGRAPHY & THE ENVIRONMENT
                                             geography degrees provide you with              student, Catherine, on one of the
     King’s enables you to                                                                   overseas field trips.               For more information on                         CAREERS
                                             specialist knowledge and skills within
     examine some of the key                                                                                                     our courses and entry
                                             a broad interdisciplinary education.                                                                                                Business management roles
     issues facing the world                 Development, environment and                                                        requirements visit:
                                             society, Geocomputation and                                                         kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-                        Civil service
     today, including climate
                                             spatial analysis, urban and cultural               Watch our video                  areas/geography-and-the-                        Corporate social responsibility
     change, environmental                   or physical geography are thematic                                                  environment
                                                                                                to find out what
     degradation, global                     areas that you can concentrate                                                                                                      Education, research and training
                                                                                                it’s like to study
     inequality, sustainability,             on or combine.                                     geography at                                                                     Mapping and location-based services
     and urban regeneration.                 In your first year you will have a field           King’s:                                                                          Public relations and market analysis
                                             trip to Spain, followed by a choice of
                                             week-long international trips in your
                                                                                                                                 For more information
                                                                                                                                 on courses, go to page:                    78   Risk assessment and insurance
                                             second year to destinations including
                                             China, India, Morocco and the USA.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             HISTORY & CLASSICS
                                                                                                                                                                                                             SUBJECT AREAS:
                              & CLASSICS
                              ‘My course provides many opportunities to study
                               international history, which is so interesting and different.
                               The lecturers have such a broad range of interests that
                               there’s never a boring topic!’                                                                  89%
                              Chloe, History BA
                                                                                                                         of graduates in
                                                                                                                        work and/or study
                                                                                                                        within six months
                                                                                                                          of graduation                                         The annual Greek play has
                                                                                                                                                                                been running for 65 years,

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                                                                                                                                                                                  since it began in 1953

                                                                                                                                                                  ‘My course is great –
                                                                                                                                                                   it is diverse and lets me
                                                                                                                                 6th                               study a ton of different
                                                                                                                                                                   topics and languages!’
                                                                                                                                                                   Phoebe, Classical Studies and
                                                                                                                         Ranked 6th in                             ComparativeLiterature BA, Alumna
                                                                                                  Retouching           Europe for history
                                                                                                                       QS World University Rankings 2017

     The study of History               Whatever your passion – ancient                                                                                         HISTORY & CLASSICS
                                        Greece or Rome, Vikings or the                    ‘We have 5000        For more information on                          CAREERS
     and Classics is our                Magna Carta, Britain under
     opportunity to revisit                                                                years of history    our courses and entry
                                        Margaret Thatcher or the recent                                                                                         Education
                                                                                           in a single         requirements visit:
     and make sense of how              history of China or Iran – King’s has
                                        experts who share your enthusiasm.                 department          kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/                   Communication
     the past has impacted                                                                 with all manner     history-and-classics
     our present.                       History and Classics at King’s                                                                                          Journalism
                                                                                           of different
                                        combines two richly resourced                                                                                           Law
                                        departments. Our courses, modules
                                                                                           Dr Michael                                                           Civil Service

                                        and research opportunities explore                                     For more information
                                        themes and perspectives that                       Squire, Reader                                                       Heritage industries
                                        bring new understanding to                         in Classical Art    on courses, go to page:
                                                                                                                                                                Banking and finance
                                        how we see our world.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUBJECT AREAS:
                             INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
                             & DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                    100%                                                           30+
                             ‘The multidisciplinary nature of International Development
                               helps me to understand why today’s developing nations will
                               one day become centres of global wealth and infrastructure.’
                              Rohan, International Development BA

                                                                                                                                Overall student
                                                                                                                                                                                      links with NGOs Worldwide

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                                                                                                                               Global Health & Social Medicine,
                                                                                                                                National Student Survey 2017

                                                                                                                   DEPARTMENTS                             FIND OUT MORE

                                                                                                                   Geography			                                   38         ‘I chose to study Geography
                                                                                                                   Global Health & Social Medicine                62          at King’s because of the
                                                                                                                   International Development
                                                                                                                                                                              wider options for practical
                                                                                                                                                                              studies such as these field
                                                                                                                                                                              trips and the reputation
                                                                                                                      For more information on
                                                                                                                      our courses and entry                                   for quality education in
                                                                                                                      requirements visit:
                                                                                                                                                                              the centre of London.’
                                                                                                                      and-development                                         Zi Shao, Geography BA
     How has globalisation             International affairs and
                                       development combines elements
     affected different parts          of economics, geography, health,
                                                                                                                                                                           INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT

     of the world? What are the                                                           Find out what               For more information                                 CAREERS
                                       history, philosophy, politics and social
     successes and development         science to explore the relationships               it’s like to study          on courses, go to page:
     challenges for emerging           between different countries and                    international
     economies? How are health         regions and the way their evolving                 affairs and                @KingsIntDev                                          Private sector
                                       stories shape international relations.             development                                                                      NGOs
     and social problems in one                                                                                      @kclgeography
                                       Our International Development course               courses at King’s:
     country tackled in another?       offers a distinctive approach to the
                                                                                                                                                                           Development sector
                                                                                          bit.ly/kcl-                @GHSMATKCL
                                       study of development by focusing                                                                                                    Government
                                       specifically on the middle-income                  and-dev-videos
                                       countries (emerging economies)
                                       driving changes in the global economy.
                                       Our Geography and Global Health
                                       & Social Medicine courses tackle
                                       some of the major issues confronting
                                       society today.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                               SUBJECT AREAS:
                                & LITERATURE                                                                                           of graduates in
                                                                                                                                     graduate level work
                                ‘I love the innovative approach the department takes; my                                            or further study
                                 favourite module looked at film adaptations of Elizabethan
                                                                                                                                        DLHE Survey 2016–17
                                 and Jacobean plays, and I’m taking a class taught jointly
                                 with Shakespeare’s Globe!’
                                 Amy, English BA
                                                                                                                                                                                or over scored by all Modern
                                                                                                                                                                                 Language departments for
                                                                                                                                                                                    teaching satisfaction

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                                                                                                                                                                                                NSS 2016

                                                                                                                                                                       ‘I greatly value the close-
                                                                                                                                                                        knit community, active
                                                                                                                                 in Europe for English
                                                                                                                               language and literature                  student voice and personal
                                                                                                                                       QS World Rankings 2017
                                                                                                                                                                        support network that
                                                                                                                                                                        we are offered in the
                                                                                                                          For more information on                       French department.’
                                                                                                                          our courses and entry
                                                                                                                          requirements visit:                           Holly, French and Spanish BA
     In a globalised world, the           From drama to diplomacy, we are           DEPARTMENTS
                                          immersed in words and meanings
     ability to deploy and interpret      that move us to act and react.                                                                                             LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
                                                                                    Comparative Literature
     language at a sophisticated
                                          Our courses provide opportunities                                               For more information                       CAREERS
     level is increasingly valuable to    to refine your critical, analytical       English
                                                                                                                          on courses, go to page:
     employers and wider society.         and communication skills, and             English Language & Linguistics                                                   Academic research
                                          explore language, linguistics and                                                                                          Advertising
                                                                                    European & International Studies
                                          the techniques of writers across                                                blogs.kcl.ac.uk/
                                          regions and periods.                      French                                betweentheacts                             Journalism
                                          King’s partnerships with and              German                                                                           Language therapy
                                          proximity to London’s libraries,          Portuguese & Latin American Studies                                              Media and communications
                                          world-class museums, theatres                                                   @Kingsartshums
                                          and cultural institutions makes           Spanish                                                                          Politics
                                          studying a language or literature                                               /kcl_law                                   Public relations
                                          course with us a particularly
                                          rewarding experience.
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                               LAW                                                                                                TOP
                               ‘My experience at King’s was defined by its strong, diverse
                                 community. The Dickson Poon School of Law boasts a truly
                                 international student body, bringing knowledge, culture
                                and perspectives from around the world.’
                                                                                                                         One of the top 20 law
                                Max, LLB, Alumnus                                                                        schools in the world
                                                                                                                          QS World University Rankings 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                   ‘It is a big advantage to
                                                                                                                                                                    be so close to legal London
                                                                                                                                in the UK for
                                                                                                                                                                    with law firms, barristers’
                                                                                                                               law research                         chambers and courts
                                                                                                                                     (REF 2014)
                                                                                                                                                                    right around the corner.’
                                                                                                                                                                   Michaela, LLB Student
                                                                                                                   For more information on
                                                                                                                   our courses and entry
                                                                                                                   requirements visit:

     Law at King’s encompasses           By studying law at King’s you will
     a broad range of options            benefit from world-class teaching,
                                                                                                                                                              81                       6
                                         strong global partnerships, and                                           For more information
     covering the earliest stages        countless opportunities to boost                  ‘Hear about my
                                                                                                                   on courses, go to page:
     of legal qualification, advanced    your professional skills.                           experiences so
     specialisms and joint honours       Our academic staff are globally                     far as a second
     degrees, many of which are          recognised as leaders in their fields               year Law student’     /TheDicksonPoon
     delivered in collaboration          and King’s legal careers consultants                Shruti                SchoolofLaw
                                         provide support, guidance and
     with The Dickson Poon               internship opportunities during
                                                                                           bit.ly/kcl-law-videos   @kcl_law                                                 in the UK for law
     School of Law’s top-ranked          your studies.                                                                                                                Times Higher World University Rankings 2018
     international partners.
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