“I chose King’s as I wanted to attend a university that was renowned and well-respected across all subjects.”
– Hannah, Nursing Studies with Registration – Children’s Nursing BSc
King’s College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. When the University of London was established in 1836, King’s became one of its two founding colleges. While remaining part of the University of London, King’s has enjoyed financial and academic autonomy since 1994. Since 2008, King’s has awarded its own degrees.
84% of King’s research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF014) providing the perfect environment for you to share and develop your passion. King’s is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings with an annual research income of £171 million (2014). With PhD completion rates at King’s among the highest in the country, and 94% of master’s graduates in full time work within six months of graduation (DHLE, 2014) you can be sure to receive the best support to ensure success.
Internationalism flows through every area of King’s from the formal links created through the Global Institutes, partner universities and study abroad programmes to the informal friendships that grow out of its diverse student, staff and alumni populations.
With over 150 partner institutions, King’s also connects you to the world. Studying abroad for a semester, a year or a summer is a unique opportunity to expand your personal and academic horizons; preparing you for the global stage, and boosting your employability.
Top for employability
King’s is ranked fourth in the UK and 25th in the world for graduate employability, according to the results of Times Higher Education’s Global Employability University Ranking 2016. The ranking was based on a survey that asked graduate-hiring managers across 20 countries to select the universities in their main recruiting areas that produce the best graduates.