King's College London, University of London

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THE World Ranking: 36

A world-leading research university and prestigious British institution, founded in 1829.

  • London’s most central university, with five campuses
  • Eight academic faculties offering a wide range of courses
  • 12 Nobel Laureates among staff and alumni
  • Research contributed to the discovery of DNA and X-Ray
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King's College London

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Rated among the world’s top 25 universities1 and ranked sixth in the UK for the quality and quantity of research activity2, King’s is a leading university providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. King’s continues to lead the way on research and pioneers new ideas to make the world a better place.

King’s is London’s most central university, with five campuses linked through the heart of the capital, enabling us to build partnerships with key London institutions and form international conversations. We collaborate on research projects, share teaching resources and create internship opportunities to enhance our students’ experience. Current partners include the British Library, British Museum, National Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, and more. Our central location and varied partnerships allow students to get connected in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

King’s is not only an enriching experience from an academic perspective – we have a diverse and active student community, with almost 30,000 students from some 150 countries worldwide. Detailed information for international students, including upcoming visits overseas, is available on the international section of the website.

Our students benefit from local and global connections with employers, universities and organisations from government, business and industry to charities, sport and culture. We host guest speakers and provide opportunities for internships and active recruitment. 94 per cent of master’s graduates are in full time work within six months of graduation (DHLE, 2014) and we are ranked in the UK’s top 5 universities for graduate employability.

1QS World University Rankings, 2017–8
2Research Excellence Framework 2014

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158 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

5.43% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
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36

OVERALL SCORE

75.5%

TEACHING

59.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

94.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

43.9%

RESEARCH

71.2%

CITATIONS

94.4%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

23

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

46

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LIVING COSTS

£14,400

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£9,552

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

POSTGRADUATE

£21,650

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Smeeta, Australia 5

Career Booster!

As a postgrad student I had very specific needs and I knew exactly what I was looking for- King's not only met my course needs, but they went above and beyond to provide me with career and subject advice before I even applied. Now that I'm here, my teachers have been incredible and I have thoroughly enj read full review

As a postgrad student I had very specific needs and I knew exactly what I was looking for- King's not only met my course needs, but they went above and beyond to provide me with career and subject advice before I even applied. Now that I'm here, my teachers have been incredible and I have thoroughly enjoyed all my modules (thank goodness because it is a lot of hard work too!). I can feel how far I've extended myself in just 6 months and am very much looking forward to getting back in the workforce with my new knowledge, networks and renewed focus. show less

Yuliya, Kazakhstan 5

King's War Studies courses- unique and practical

Due to my interest in security I applied to the course in War Studies department at King's. I never regretted that decision. This particular course (MA International Peace and Security) is multidimensional in terms of learning styles. There are lectures, but the major emphasis is on seminars which focus read full review

Due to my interest in security I applied to the course in War Studies department at King's. I never regretted that decision. This particular course (MA International Peace and Security) is multidimensional in terms of learning styles. There are lectures, but the major emphasis is on seminars which focus on the most prominent international security issues: terrorism, genocide, failing states and so on. Also, there is a week long workshop which seeks to teach students conflict analysis tools and skills as well as gives a space to practice mediation skills. The cohort on the course is typically very international and diverse. Everyone has something interesting to tell, many have had an experience in the field of security and they are ready to share some insights. The department frequently organises events where prominent scholars and professionals come to talk about the topics of concern. Additionally, there are career workshops where graduates from King's share their experience of job hunting and give you some tips about it. There are also several organisations which hold strong links with the department and provide generous opportunities for students to gain relevant career experience. There are several societies which mainly consist of the War Studies students and hence contribute to the development of networks and critical thinking about the governance and security. Sometimes particular society is responsible for writing several articles to internet journals about particular topic, thus there is an opportunity to practice writing and add something interesting to your CV. King's War Studies courses are challenging , but at the same time they give you an exciting experience which is not available in any other university. show less

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