King's College London

King's College London

King’s College London is one of the world’s top universities and one of the oldest in England, founded in 1829. It is a multi-faculty, research-led institution with some 7,000 staff and a turnover of more than £600 million.

The university offers an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and caring traditions, and is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, both in the UK and internationally. King’s has more than 16,000 undergraduate and 10,000 postgraduate students, 35% of whom come from overseas.

Research at King’s is challenging and ground-breaking, leading to new thinking and perspectives. In the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities 40% of its research was rated world-leading and a further 45% rated internationally excellent.

King’s Health Partners, the university’s partnership with three NHS Foundation Trusts, brings together world-class research, education and clinical practice for the benefit of patients and the communities of south London.

It is a founding member of the federal University of London but has conferred degrees in its own right since 2008. The university is based across five campuses in the heart of London, and like its host city, the academic community at King’s is diverse, with 40% of faculty from outside of the UK.