London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Scranton applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Instruction Language:||English||Language Prereqs.:||No prerequisites|
|Fields of study:||Anatomy, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomathematics, Biomechanics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Chinese Studies, Communication/Media Studies, Culture, Film Studies, French, Geography, Health Sciences, History, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies||Minimum GPA:||3.3|
|Eligibility-Class:||03 Second Semester Sophomore||Credits/Term:||12-16|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment||Housing Options:||Apartment, Residence Halls|
|Meals/Dining:||Dining hall/meal plan, Prepare own food|
King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.
King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science, and in extending higher education to women, working men and through evening classes.
The College has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions who have their own distinguished histories. These include the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals; Chelsea College, Queen Elizabeth College, and the Institute of Psychiatry.
King’s College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2012/2013 QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2010/11' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has more than 24,000 students (of whom nearly 10,000 are graduate students) from 150 countries and more than 6,100 employees.
King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £525 million.
King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It 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 research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.
King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King’s Health Partners. King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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THE LONDON ADVANTAGE
London is a multi-faceted city, full of opportunities for you as a student to make the most of the capital.
London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events which attracts the best from around the world.
Prospective students may be put off by the city’s large scale and population; but London is a city made up of many towns, each with their own characteristics and hidden gems - there really is something here for everyone.
Extending your learning
The city itself offers its own education with a wealth of museums, universities and institutes which will allow you to extend your learning beyond campus.
Many are put off by London prices, but the capital offers a cost effective study option with so many part-time jobs on offer, and bear in mind that not only does the city offer the highest wages in the country, but London graduates top the national tables for highest graduate starting salaries.
Find more information here: London Life