King's College London
King’s College London is one of England’s
oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London. King’s has more than 21,000 students of whom more than 7,500 are graduate students. The College welcomes students from more than 150 countries.
King’s location in the heart of London and its strength in arts and humanities, law and the social sciences make it a major player in forging links between the arts, culture and universities, and in the development of public policy. King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and it is now the largest centre for the education of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in Europe. Its very broad range of subjects are increasingly inter-related, notably in fields such as bioinformatics, health policy and medical humanities.
King’s nine Schools of Study are Arts & Humanities, Biomedical & Health Sciences; the Dental Institute; Law; Medicine; the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery; Physical Sciences & Engineering; the Institute of Psychiatry and Social Science & Public Policy.
King’s offers an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and caring traditions. The Graduate School provides resources for the College’s growing graduate student community.
- 4th oldest university in England
- Ranked 22nd in the world and 5th in the UK in the 2008 Times Higher-QS league table
- Member of the Russell Group, a coalition of the UK’s major research-based universities
- Best UK PhD completion rates in data published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England
- 91% of its research was internationally recognised in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
- Winner of a Green Business Award for the comprehensiveness of its green construction programme
- Associated with the 4 of the UK’s most distinguished hospitals; Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ and the Maudsley
- Home to 6 Medical Research Council centres – more than any other UK university
- Rated excellent by the Quality Assurance Agency for students’ educational experience
Life in London
London is one of the world’s most dynamic cities with outstanding study, work, leisure and travel opportunities. London provides an incredibly rich source of learning and entertainment with all the attractions and amenities of a thriving city.
King’s College London is the most central university in London, with four of our five campuses within a single square mile beside the river Thames between Westminster and London Bridge.
King's co-sponsors a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award and welcome US Fulbright Postgraduate Scholars on any 1-year Master’s programme.
The Graduate School, King’s College London,
5.24 Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, England
Tel: +44 (0)207 848 3376 Fax: +44 (0)207 848 3328