King's College London, University of London


King’s College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions. It is a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London. The College has over 25,000 students and is ranked as one of the world’s top 20 universities.

King’s College London is one of the world’s best universities that have played a major role in advancing and shaping modern life. The College enjoys a global reputation for research excellence that attracts the highest calibre students and some of the world's leading academics who pursue and achieve research excellence across the entire range of academic disciplines.

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King's College London is one of the oldest and most prestigious UK university institutions offering around 200 undergraduate programmes, over 230 postgraduate taught programmes and an extensive range of research opportunities through its nine schools of study.

The College offers the perfect blend of an intellectually rigorous environment and caring traditions, and has played a major role in many of the advanced research that has helped to shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA.

King’s is the largest centre for the education of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in Europe, and home to six Medical Research Council centres. Ten people who have worked or studied at King's and its constituent institutions have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

King’s location in the heart of London and its strength in law, humanities and the social sciences make it a major player in forging links between the arts and culture, as well as in the development of public policy at national level. Its very broad range of subjects - also including physical sciences and engineering - are increasingly inter-related, notably in fields such as bioinformatics, health policy and medical humanities.

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London’s most central university, with four river-side campuses in a single square mile in the heart of London. The campuses are located either side of the Thames – Strand, Waterloo, Guy’s and further south, Denmark Hill. The college is associated with four great hospitals of Guy's and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and the Maudsley.

The Faculty's London-based departments are at the Strand and Waterloo campuses. Most buildings at the Strand Campus overlook the Thames, midway between the Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, next door to Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute of Art, close to the Royal Courts of Justice. Within five minutes' walk of the Strand are Covent Garden, many West End theatres, and Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.

The Waterloo Campus is next to London's South Bank arts and cultural quarter which includes the National Film Theatre and BFI Southbank, the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the National Theatre. Three minutes walk away is Waterloo Station.