King's College London

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King’s College London is:

  •     one of the top 30 universities in the world (2012-3 QS international world rankings)
  •     the Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3’
  •     the fourth oldest university in England
  •     research-led and based in the heart of London.

King’s has over 24,000 students (including nearly 10,000 postgraduates) from 140 countries and over 6,000 employees.

King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research:

  • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments ranked in the top 25 per cent of British universities.
  • Over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK.
  • The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings with an overall annual income of nearly £525 million.

King’s has a distinguished reputation in:

  •     the humanities
  •     law
  •     the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry
  •     social sciences, including international affairs.

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

  •     Anatomy & Physiology - 9th
  •     Classics & Ancient History - 9th
  •     Dentistry - 3rd
  •     Drama, Dance & Cinematics - 4th
  •     Education - 2nd
  •     Food Science - 1st
  •     French - 6th
  •     Law - 7th
  •     Music - 4th
  •     Philosophy - 6th
  •     Physiotherapy - 10th
  •     Theology & Religious Studies - 8th.

King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:

  • the discovery of the structure of DNA
  • research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar
  • being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.


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