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CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 1 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z FROM THE PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL WELCOME 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug Mathematics 50 Fees & funding – 98 our facilities & resources 16 e are London’s most central university and life in our incredible capital W 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 O 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 25 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 Centre
2 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 3 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR LONDON SETTING CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 1 King’s Strand Campus 10 King’s Waterloo Campus KEY Choose King’s for... 2 Bush House 11 Shakespeare’s Globe OUR LONDON SETTING 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 14 17 9 18 8 11 16 4 3 2 1 7 10 6 12 5 King’s Denmark 13 15 Hill Campus, King’s College 3rd Hospital and South London and Maudsley Hospital approximately 3 miles (5km). Rated the third best student city in the world QS Best Student Cities 2017
4 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 5 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR HISTORY CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 4 ‘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 3 as alumni who have made such a huge impact on society is incredibly inspiring.’ Anna, Physics BSc Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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. 230k 12 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 worldwide 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)
6 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 7 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR LOCATION CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 3 Choose King’s for... OUR LOCATION 1 ‘The combination of King’s connections with leading 2 organisations and endless opportunities in central London made studying here an obvious choice for me.’ Calum, Law LLB Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 5 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. WATERLOO 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.
8 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 9 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR STUDENT COMMUNITY CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 4 Choose King’s for... OUR STUDENT COMMUNITY 1 ‘The social scene here is fantastic… the 2 Students’ Union always has events going on.’ Dana, Digital Culture BA Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 blogs.kcl.ac.uk 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 150+ (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 330+ your time at King’s: kclsu.org Find out Connect with King’s more: Sport online: /KCLSUpage kcl.ac.uk/sport societies, activity @KCLSU @Team_KingsSport groups and @_KingsSport sports clubs
10 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 11 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 5 Choose King’s for... OUR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES 3 4 ‘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!’ 6 Andreea, Film Studies BA Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 @KCLStudyAbroad 5. Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark Find out more: 6. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 7. Sultan Mosque, Singapore kcl.ac.uk/studyabroad @kclstudybroad
12 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 13 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR GRADUATE PROSPECTS CHOOSE KING’S FOR: Choose King’s for... OUR GRADUATE PROSPECTS ‘My internship taught me so many new skills and I gained invaluable opportunities to network with industry experts 96% – it was great preparation for my future career.’ Geraint, Political Economy BA Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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.’ Alex, 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, kcl.ac.uk/internships an exclusive jobs portal and multiple the Associate of King’s College, free online resources. Whether you’re alongside your degree. GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS PROGRAMME 335 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. kcl.ac.uk/global-internships * QS World University Rankings 2017–18.
14 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 15 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE CHOOSE KING’S FOR: Choose King’s for... OUR ACADEMIC 7th EXCELLENCE ‘King’s reputation was one of the main reasons 1st 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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. kclsu.org/advice * QS World University Rankings 2017–18.
16 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 17 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR FACILITIES & RESOURCES CHOOSE KING’S FOR: Choose King’s for... 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 26 and Saturday courses, accredited by the CPD Certification Service. kcl.ac.uk/mlc languages available at all levels at King’s Modern * Please check with your department for eligibility. Language Centre
18 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 19 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z OUR FACULTIES CHOOSE KING’S FOR: 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 22–71 9 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. kcl.ac.uk/dentistry
20 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 21 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z 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. Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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. kcl.ac.uk/nursing
22 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 23 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z ACADEMIC PREPARATION COURSES SUBJECT AREAS: Not sure which King’s Foundation course is ACADEMIC 86% right for you? Use our King’s Foundation Finder to discover your PREPARATION best option: kcl.ac.uk/foundationfinder ‘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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug Guaranteed offers* for King’s undergraduate degrees 60+ Nationalities Guaranteed For more information on accommodation in our courses and entry requirements visit: King’s Residences** kcl.ac.uk/elc 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 on courses, go to page: 73 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 kcl.ac.uk/international-foundation-scholarship 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. kcl.ac.uk/foundation 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.
24 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 25 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 Curation 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 Alumna •• Music blogs.kcl.ac.uk/ betweentheacts @KingsArtsHums @Kingsartshums
26 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 27 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 bit.ly/kcl-biomedical- sciences-video For more information on courses, go to page: 74 Finances Academic research interest or found a more appropriate direction for your talents.
28 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 29 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z CHEMISTRY SUBJECT AREAS: CHEMISTRY ‘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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 Technology 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.
30 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 31 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z COMPUTER SCIENCE SUBJECT AREAS: COMPUTER SCIENCE ‘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 graduation internationally excellent Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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.
32 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 33 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z CONFLICT & SECURITY SUBJECT AREAS: CONFLICT & 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug DLHE Survey 2016–17 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 and-security-videos 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. @warstudies
34 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 35 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z DENTISTRY SUBJECT AREAS: DENTISTRY ‘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 98% of graduates in work and/or study within six months of graduation Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 76 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 @KingsDentistry /KingsDentistry
36 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 37 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z ENGINEERING SUBJECT AREAS: ENGINEERING ‘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 8th in the UK for the Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 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 ENGINEERING 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 subject-areas/engineering engineering and leading-edge to build their careers in ICT and Students gain practical skills in Management 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 77 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.
38 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 39 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z GEOGRAPHY & THE ENVIRONMENT SUBJECT AREAS: GEOGRAPHY & THE ENVIRONMENT 8 Countries ‘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, Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug DLHE Survey 2016–17 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 bit.ly/kcl-geography- videos For more information on courses, go to page: 78 Risk assessment and insurance second year to destinations including China, India, Morocco and the USA. @kclgeography
40 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 41 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z HISTORY & CLASSICS SUBJECT AREAS: HISTORY & 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% 65yrs 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, Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug DLHE Survey 2016–17 since it began in 1953 ‘My course is great – it is diverse and lets me 6th 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 specialties.’ Dr Michael Civil Service 78 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. blogs.kcl.ac.uk/ betweentheacts @KingsArtsHums @Kingsartshums
42 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 43 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug satisfaction 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: kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/ the centre of London.’ international-affairs- 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 78 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: Business 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 international-affairs- 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.
44 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 45 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z LANGUAGES & LITERATURE SUBJECT AREAS: LANGUAGES 86% & LITERATURE of graduates in graduate level work 95% ‘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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug NSS 2016 7th ‘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 kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/ languages-and-literature 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 79 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 @KingsArtsHums 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 Publishing rewarding experience. Teaching
46 CHOOSE SUBJECT OUR WHAT YOU FULL COURSE 47 KING’S AREAS COURSES NEED TO KNOW INDEX A–Z LAW SUBJECT AREAS: LAW TOP ‘My experience at King’s was defined by its strong, diverse 20 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 Undergraduate Guide 2019 • kcl.ac.uk/ug 1st ‘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: kcl.ac.uk/study/ subject-areas/law Law at King’s encompasses By studying law at King’s you will a broad range of options benefit from world-class teaching, th 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 @kcl_law international partners. /kcl_law
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