King’s College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London. It was established in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington. It is one of the oldest universities in England and is organised into five campuses – its main and historic one located in the Strand in central London, three Thames-side campuses and one more in Denmark Hill in south London.Show more
I am just entering my third year and there’s 2 major things that have stuck out to me. First is that if you’re looking at the classic student experience of sociability and nightlife then a uni in London probably isn’t for you. This pretty much comes down to the price of everything including rent for even first year student halls (275 per week and this was 2 years ago now).
That being said, the uni is of good quality and the libraries and facilities are plentiful with good quality teaching, academic support. However, I am looking forward to getting it done and moving on.View more
What I liked about King’s College London apart from its diversity and internationality was that the whole college community ensures that students are comfortable and facilitate them with professional and personal opportunities of growth and development, including numerous amount of resources for us to perform our best. I would definitely recommend this college to future prospects as I have already learnt more than I could’ve imagined in the one year I spent there till now and look forward to the next 2 years I have leftView more
My opinion is that KCL is really a good university. I attended my MSc there and it was really worth it. Moving to London has been a really challenging decision but KCL made me feel at home. Everyone in the staff was so friendly and welcoming that I never worried about myself being left alone in a foreign city!View more
The best things about the university are the locations of the campuses and the international student it draws in. I studied computer science so I spent most of my time at the Strand campus, it’s about a 5 minute walk from Convent Garden, and 10 minutes from Trafalgar Square. The ridiculous amount of $$ international student pay for tuition pays for the real estate of the university and nothing else, at least from my experience studying and working at the university.
Most of my friends were also international students which made it easier making friends, just keep in mind that the British student tend to keep to themselves rather than mingle with the international crowd.
At least in bachelor in Computer Science you don’t actually get a lot of support from the faculty when struggling with the material taught. This program is built for people who have experience in coding so beware. The international professors are extremely nice and helpful but they don’t actually have a lot of time due to the ridiculous amount of students at each course.
Keep in mind that it is an English university and they DO NOT give student personal attention or help them in any way, I’ve never experienced as much bioreactor as I did when attending King’s.
The do not let students transfer do a different program during or after the first year, so be 110% sure you love the program you chose because there is no backing down. A frustrating example is when they wouldn’t let me transfer from Computer Science to Computer Science with Management, where the only factual difference between the programs in one or two management courses a year instead of computer science courses alone.
You can’t build your own schedule or take courses from other programs at the university so keep that in mind, I wasn’t aware of that before attending the univeristy.
King’s is a good university with good professors. The facilities could be improved, especially at the Franklin Wilkins building. Overall, the university experience is expensive wherever you go, so King’s is a good London optionView more
Loads of helpful resources available on KEATS online.
Lectures uploaded on lecture capture if you cannot attend.
Personal tutor assigned before you start so you get settled in.
Three buildings so you can choose where you prefer to study.
Great city, loads of great modules to take. Pretty supportive. Only downside how expensive it is to live in London but sometimes the uni will be able to help you with that. They also have summer abroad options which is great.View more
All 3 campuses are super central. London bridge, Waterloo and the strand.
The quality of education is top notch.
Im a biomed student and the standard of lectures and lab work is extremely competent and fun.
KCL, being in central London doesn’t have a large campus which makes it quite hard to adjust. However, London is a great city to be in, there’s lots to do and lots of people to network with.
Your accommodation and societies are the main places to meet new people (students). Kings has several campuses and even offers one of the largest libraries which makes learning more accessible. I study economics and I really enjoy my course, the professors are great and I would definitely recommend kcl!
I really recommend kings, I’m doing the PPE programme, and the opportunities within the university have been great. I went to Singapore for a semester abroad which ended up being an incredible experience despite COVID, and I ended up saving money in tuition fees!View more