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King’s College London

Guide 2016

Postgraduate Guide 2016


12 4th OLDEST ENGLAND’S

NOBEL

PRIZE

WINNERS

UNIVERSITY

Contents Welcome to King’s

1 In the heart of London 2 King’s experience London 4 6 Aspire to your dream career 8 Connecting you to arts and sciences Connecting you to health 10 12 Connecting you to the world Flexible learning & facilities 14 16 Establish global, lifelong relationships 18 Master’s success Research success 20 Which postgraduate are you? 22 Arts & Humanities 24 26 Dental Institute Law 28 Life Sciences & Medicine 30 32 Natural & Mathematical Sciences Nursing & Midwifery 34 36 Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience 38 Social Science & Public Policy

Key Information

40 Accommodation 42 Entry requirements and applying 46 Fees and funding 48 Wellbeing and student support 52 English language requirements 54 and international support English and academic skills preparation 56

Postgraduate courses

58-155 Index 156 Changes to course and guide information 160 University policy 160

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RANKED

16th

IN THE WORLD

Welcome to King’s

I am delighted to have this opportunity to share with you an insight into what your life will be like studying at a world-leading, long-established university in our central London location. Students and academics are at our heart and we continually seek to improve the student experience as we provide a prestigious, modern education. Our research, teaching and learning are recognised and respected around the world, providing you with every opportunity to better yourself and your career. Setting up powerful links between King’s and cultural, legal, health and governance London, we are increasingly engaging with this great, multicultural city. Research, innovation and collaboration are key in our work with you. We challenge you to think critically and push boundaries by investigating and developing the subject that you are passionate about during your studies and on graduation through your links with our alumni. The President & Principal,

Professor Edward Byrne AC

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St Paul’s Cathedral Shakespeare’s Globe

Royal Courts of Justice

King’s Maughan Library

Tate Modern South Bank Arts Complex

King’s Waterloo Campus

King’s Strand Campus London Eye

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

Your campus in the heart of London King’s is home to one of the most exciting and highly respected research communities in the world. With King’s connections in London the city is an extension of your campus. You will have daily access to world-class resources such as libraries, galleries, museums, top research hospitals, music, theatre, to the arts and sport.

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City of London (Financial District)

The Shard Guy’s Hospital

King’s Guy’s Campus

Waterloo Station

St Thomas’ Hospital King’s St Thomas’ Campus

Denmark Hill Campus King’s College Hospital and South London & Maudsley Hospital

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King’s experience London London is a world city, take the opportunity to engage with diverse communities and try new activities for a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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Find out how King’s can recognise your commitment and breadth of skills www.kcl.ac.uk/london-award

Join King’s community You will automatically become a member of King’s College London’s Student Union (KCLSU) and with over 10,000 postgraduates studying alongside you, the wealth of clubs and societies are a great opportunity to find like-minded people. Whatever activity you choose to get involved in – music, dance, sport, volunteering, fundraising, politics or something just for fun – you’ll find something that’s right for you at www.kclsu.org

Language Resources Centre Lead foreign language practice conversations – volunteer and help others learn www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc/lrc

1835 - today Broaden your perspective and tackle life’s big questions: reflect on theology, philosophy and ethics today. You can take King’s original award, the Associate of King’s College, free alongside your degree www.kcl.ac.uk/akc

Team player or solo star? King’s Sport is open to all King’s students, whether you’re a first time participant, an elite performer or somewhere in between: • join one of our 50+ sports clubs • find out more about Be Active • see if you qualify for a Performance scholarship or rowing or rugby scholarship. www.kcl.ac.uk/sport

Get involved, get paid Multiple events take place on campus all year round, such as the live screenings, exhibitions and talks at King’s Cultural Institute. Find a short-term contract or parttime job with your faculty or central services to get involved and get paid the London Living Wage. jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings

St Paul’s from the London Millennium Footbridge

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Aspire to your dream career

Listing a postgraduate qualification from a world top 20 university on your CV is just the start.

What are your future employers looking for?

Careers advice and networking opportunities

The King’s Leadership & Professional Skills Award is a course co-delivered with our employer partners to help you understand what employers think about different skills in relation to their business and how they assess them during selection processes.

Our Graduate School and dedicated Careers & Employability service offer a range of career and professional development support. Our links with alumni and other professionals in London head offices and around the world as well as recruitment teams have enabled us to host over 200 employers at seven major on-campus events in 2014–15 providing networking and fact-finding opportunities about sectors and roles.

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UK TOP

10

FOR GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY

GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE AND TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION, 2015

King’s Internship Programme

Create your own start up

‘To have the opportunity to gain a new and different experience in a city like London was fantastic [...] I was able to blend theory and practical experience in a very beneficial way’

We recognise you, our students, are one of King’s strongest assets and foster entrepreneurialism via mentorship, startup competitions, business workshops and events.

Shannon, International Child Studies MA, accredited internship with Kids Company. You will gain direct access to an ever-growing global network of paid internship host organisations. Take advantage of the specialist expertise of the Graduate School or international careers consultants to actively prepare yourself for the professional world of work, be it your first postgraduate role, or your first step in a new direction.

Search kcl.ac.uk for... • internship spotlight • internships • careers • entrepreneurship

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Connecting you to...

Our connections with leading cultural, arts and science organisations inspire new approaches to teaching, research and learning; bring academic work into the public sector; and will enhance your student experience helping you to maximise your career and life experience. 8

Consultancy, professional and executive education Our academics serve on influential committees and government advisory bodies across all sectors and around the globe. We work with private and public sector organisations to develop and deliver tailor-made training from oneday workshops to master’s level courses for professionals.

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Policy Institute at King’s The Policy Institute at King’s links insightful research with rapid, relevant policy analysis to stimulate debate and shape future policy agendas. We enable the translation of academic research into policy and practice by facilitating engagement between academic, business and policy communities around current and future policy needs in the UK and globally.


...arts and sciences

Cultural partnerships in London

Through internships, research funding opportunities, competitions and on-campus events, find out how you can benefit from our connections. ‘Deloitte has a long-standing relationship with King’s and we have a great number of alumni now working across our Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance areas. We continue to work with the university and target King’s students due to the high calibre of applications that we receive every year.’ Rob Fryer, Head of Graduate Recruitment, Deloitte.

180 PARTNERSHIPS WITH CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS IN 2014

• Crafts Council • National Theatre • The Roundhouse • Royal Opera House • Southbank Centre

Business links • BAE Systems • Credit Suisse • The Shadow Robot Company • Fios Genomics • Deloitte

Governance & legal London • Defra • The National Audit Office • Environment Agency • Magic Circle law firms • PwC Legal

Science partnerships • Ford Motor Company Ltd • Unilever Research Ltd • Yasakawa Electric Co • BP • Science Museum

Cultural Institute

Science Gallery at King’s

‘Doing the Cultural Challenge has shaped me and much of what I have done in the last three years; I even think I can attribute my First to it!’

Part of the Global Science Gallery Network, this new collaborative space on Guy’s Campus is due to open its doors in 2016; bringing together researchers, students, local communities and artists through programmes and experiences that facilitate social connections with an element of surprise. Find out about the current pre-opening season for a taste of what’s to come.

Mimi - Cultural Challenge participant, Music Alumna

Search kcl.ac.uk for... • Enterprising Science • Executive Education • Policy Institute • Culture

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Royal Opera House

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Connecting you to...

Our connections with the King’s Centre for Global Health Promoting collaboration in global health across the wider King’s community, this National Health Service, centre involves all the faculties; developing a clear focus of activities across global global health NGOs, health education, research health partnerships and global surgery. charities and companies King’s partners include: bring together world class • Connaught Hospital, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Sierre Leone research, education and • clinical practice to give you Tropical Health and Education Trust in Somaliland • Ndola Central Hospital and the Arthur Davidson Children’s Hospital in Zambia. access to leading ideas, Ongoing projects cover Maternity, Paediatrics, Biomedical Engineering, Patient procedures and practising Safety and more. experts in your field. 10

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...health

King’s Health Partners

Interdisciplinary research, collaborations with other institutions and links with major funding organisations provide you with worldclass health sponsorship, guest lecturers, leadership programmes, internship opportunities and more. ‘The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has been working with interns from King’s for a number of years now. They have made a huge contribution to the work of the charity and their hard work has been invaluable.’ Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Brings together a world-leading research-led university and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: • King’s College London • Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Health organisations • British Heart Foundation • British Psychological Society • Cancer Research UK • Five Medical Research Council Centres • Five National Institute for Health Research Centres • Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) • Health Education England • International Association of Dental Research • Public Health England • Royal College of Psychiatrists • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh • World Health Organisation (WHO)

Francis Crick Institute

Medcity

Collaborative, cross-disciplinary work at the Francis Crick Institute is helping us to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases. The Francis Crick Institute is a unique partnership between King’s College London, Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, UCL and Imperial College London.

To become one of the premier, interconnected regions for life science research, development and commercialisation, King’s Health Partners teamed up with Imperial College Academics Health Sciences Centre, UCLPartners and the Mayor of London, as well as Oxford and Cambridge in April 2014 and between 2014 and 2015 new life sciences jobs in London have tripled.

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King’s College Hospital

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Connecting you to...

From the formal links created through King’s Global Institutes, partner universities, student and staff exchanges to the informal friendships that grow out of our diverse student, staff and alumni populations, King’s connects you to the world. 12

Add intercultural awareness to your CV In addition to King’s courses that offer opportunities to study abroad for credit, the International Postgraduate Research programme enables: • Master’s students to add an international element to your dissertation • Research students to work or undertake a longer period of research at one of our partner institutions.

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Learn the language We offer up to 29 modern languages available to you through e-learning, blended learning, evening and creditbearing courses. To understand which course is best for you, and how to get into one of the 300 places offered free of charge to King’s students, visit

www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc


...the world

Joint PhD and master’s courses

Taking a joint course, you will be supervised by academics in both universities through your studies, receiving two sets of complementary academic expertise.

King’s offers over 20 joint master’s and PhDs with our international partners • University of Hong Kong (HKU) • National University of Singapore (NUS) • Humboldt University Berlin, Germany • University of Stuttgart, Germany • Paris Sorbonne University, France • University of GÖttingen, Germany • University of São Paolo, Brazil • Georgetown University, USA • University of Malta • Virginia Commonwealth University, USA • University of Adelaide, Australia.

Spending up to half of your course in another university exposes you to different research cultures and traditions and improves your cultural competence, positioning you well for employment in an increasingly globalised labour market. You need to apply to both universities and register with both. If you are successful, you will receive a joint qualification issued by both institutions.

200 300 PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

FREE LANGUAGE COURSE SPACES

Research collaboration Dr Paul Long, specialist in new drug discovery, is working closely with the University of São Paolo, Brazil:

‘The “Holy Grail” of modern medicine is to discover ways to sustain health and enhance quality-of-life in ageing. We hope to discover many new and interesting properties in jellyfish stings which we can use to focus on aged healthcare, preventative medicine and anti-ageing research.’

Hong Kong

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Flexible learning & facilities

King’s has made significant investments in our estate, libraries and IT infrastructure to ensure you have easy access to leading-edge facilities and resources for your studies. We offer several methods of study to suit your individual circumstances and to add value to your learning experience.

Flexible learning opportunities King’s offers full-time, part-time and distance learning, study abroad and internship opportunities. Please look for the relevant icon on your chosen course. Where study abroad and internship options are listed, these are for credit, if there is no symbol you could still organise an opportunity in your free time. You will need to contact Careers or Study Abroad to get their support in setting this up for yourself with one of King’s many connections. Check online for full details of how to secure a placement that suits you. Study abroad Placements/internships Part-time Distance learning

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Access unique collections King’s treasury of five million archival items and nearly 300,000 special collection books is of international significance both as a scholarly resource and as part of our cultural heritage. Holdings include: • The largest archives in London showcasing the practice of medicine, psychiatry and healthcare • The individual lives of Londoners through the centuries • Scientific discoveries and firsts including Maxwell, Wheatstone, Appleton, Franklin and Wilkins’s work • The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives • The historical library of the Foreign Commonwealth Office. You can also access Senate House Library, the British Library and special collections around London.


‘As soon as I got to the Strand campus I knew that I could not have made a better choice; the atmosphere is friendly, but at the same time serious, it exhales knowledge. The teachers are extremely qualified and committed, the students are very prepared, and the library is a must.’

250+ COURSES WITH PARTTIME STUDY OPTIONS

Luciana, Law LLM

£1billion REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

20+

POSTGRADUATE

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES

Library Services Located at each campus, Library Services provide a huge multidisciplinary print and electronic information resource that includes over 1.2 million books and thousands of journals plus: • Training courses in information skills and bibliographic software, customised group sessions on plagiarism and citing references • Staff offering assistance with all services, collections and resources • 24/7 opening hours during exam periods • Individual and flexible group study spaces. For further information, details about special collections and exhibitions, please visit

Computing facilities and IT services Global Desktop enables you to integrate with your campus desktop in student computing rooms or access your personal online desktop from anywhere with an internet connection. Also available: • laptop loans service (located in King’s libraries) • college-wide wireless network and broadband access in halls • lecture capture: download lectures recorded by your tutors • software advice and distribution services, including discounted software • student computer rooms.

Modern Language Centre Our Modern Language Centre (MLC) enables you to develop language skills at all levels. Courses on offer include assessed modules, evening courses and tailor-made tuition, as well as access to online language learning resources. The Language Resources Centre’s unique study environment is available to any King’s student. Access foreign media, quiet working spaces and one-to-one speaking practice sessions with native speakers.

www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

www.kcl.ac.uk/library

Maughan Library

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152,286 10,435

2,343 641

Establish global, lifelong relationships Once you graduate from King’s you will automatically become a member of our 204,000-strong global alumni network. Membership is free, lasts a lifetime and includes many benefits.

Starting now

King’s alumni support you

Connect with King’s alumni to find out more about life at King’s before you start your course - search by location, course studied, department or by current profession. kingsconnect.aluminate.net

Opportunities to network with King’s alumni while you study in London include: • Careers mentoring • Alumni professional development events • Insider tips on how to change careers • Subject-specific dinners and events. In the past year 35 alumni events have been held in countries outside the UK with 1,000 attendees. alumni.kcl.ac.uk/connect

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International networks Countries with 25 or more King’s alumni, 2013-14.

17,352 Africa 2,343

1,728

Algeria Botswana Cameroon Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Gibraltar Kenya Lebanon Libya Malawi Mauritius Morocco Nigeria Sierra Leone South Africa Syria Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

10,723

1,724

47 34 28 141 35 163 53 245 99 28 33 132 26 556 36 314 40 51 90 74 118

ASIA 10,723

Bangladesh 119 Brunei 137 Burma 27 China (People’s Republic of China) 1391 Hong Kong SAR 2110 India 1205 Indonesia 112 Japan 741 Malaysia 1360 Pakistan 578 Philippines 47 Republic of Korea 406 Republic of Singapore 1294 Sri Lanka 235 Taiwan 420 Thailand 509 Vietnam 32

EUROPE 17,352

Student and alumnus joint business venture Current Business Management BSc student Mark Chaffey and International Marketing MA alumnus Razvan Creanga successfully found investors to fund Hackajob, an innovative recruitment marketplace for candidates in the tech industry. Mark and Razvan’s connection with King’s has been critical to achieving their success.

‘King’s has been extremely helpful by providing us with free office space…[it]introduced us to industry experts and [has] given us a platform to speak at several events. The talent available at King’s is perhaps one of the greatest advantages of studying here.’

(excluding UK) Austria 292 Azerbaijan 27 Belgium 906 Bulgaria 104 Channel Islands GB 232 Croatia 31 Cyprus 786 Czech Republic 89 Denmark 305 Estonia 30 Finland 194 France 2367 Germany 2664 Greece 2233

Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine

85 44 1128 1092 49 163 78 480 390 251 381 121 233 48 57 36 977 440 600 344 46

MIDDLE EAST 1,728 Bahrain Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan United Arab Emirates

63 306 85 213 156 69 93 47 45 300 55 296

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA 10,435 Bahamas Barbados Bermuda Canada Jamaica Mexico Trinidad & Tobago USA

36 63 47 1473 61 152 138 8465

OCEANIA 1,724

Australia 1353 New Zealand 371

SOUTH AMERICA 641 Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Peru Venezuela

64 365 108 59 26 49

UK 152,286

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Master’s success

Entering the next level of study and a new study environment can be both exciting and challenging in terms of adjusting to the academic culture. At King’s we do everything possible to prepare and support you so you feel comfortable and able to achieve your potential with us.

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Personal tutor

Skills training

As a taught student you will be allocated a personal tutor from within your department or faculty. The cornerstone of our support for students, your personal tutor, will get to know you as an individual and support you academically as you progress.

The Graduate School at King’s offers online material via the e-learning portal (KEATS). You can access this anytime and anywhere to develop a wide variety of skills and help further enhance your professional and personal development.

Assessment and exam advice The KCLSU Advice Service can guide you through dealing with any academic problems or concerns.

www.kclsu.org/advice

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Offering you free support throughout your studies with essential skills such as referencing, writing critically and using sources effectively, the English Language Centre also provides Academic English classes for non-native English speakers covering subjects such as academic grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills.


£27,000 MEDIAN SALARY OF MASTER’S GRADUATES

94%

DHLE, 2014

MASTER’S GRADUATES IN FULL TIME WORK DHLE, 2014

Continuing improvement

Networking

King’s values your input into improving your learning experience and awards grants of between £100 and £1,000 each year to students with innovative ideas to implement a project that will enhance your own studies. This is also a great opportunity for you to develop your project, financial and timemanagement skills.

Our close links with industry, cultural, political and legal institutions, and the NHS provide you as a postgraduate student the opportunity to attend the many lectures, seminars, workshops and events that take place across the university. Look up events where you can meet senior academic staff and students from other disciplines.

www.kcl.ac.uk/student-opp-fund

Commercial opportunities King’s has a specialist business and innovation team that fosters commercialisation and enterprise activities and looks at ways to best use intellectual property (IP).

Search kcl.ac.uk for... • Academic English • Personal Tutor • IP • Graduate School

The Graduate School also hosts social events and provides facilities to allow postgraduates from different disciplines and faculties to meet each other.

www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents

Graduation at the Barbican

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Research success With PhD completion rates at King’s among the highest in the country, you can be sure to receive the best support to ensure your research success. King’s Graduate School oversees the quality of the supervision offered while you are here and acts as your first point of contact for support. In addition to support offered by your faculty and the Graduate School you will have a principal research supervisor. Each faculty also has a committee that monitors your progress towards submitting your thesis. The first progress review is after three months and then every six months until you submit.

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Researcher Development

Research groups

The Graduate School provides doctoral students with a full suite of personal and professional development courses from research design and thesis writing to problem solving, networking skills and career management. You can also receive a transcript of the training you have completed in order to show employers.

Doctoral students are normally part of a research group that provides the research culture and environment in which you work. Activities that research groups organise include: • research seminars • journal clubs • discussion groups • research training methods specific to your field • research ‘showcase’ events with awards for best presentations.

The Graduate School also makes available a variety of resources and funding to help you travel, deliver papers at conferences and organise your own training activities and events.

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‘A stand-out experience has been the opportunity to teach history alongside my PhD, allowing me a new perspective on what it means to work in academia, as well as an insight into the need to balance the research/teaching workload.’ Gillian, Middle East & Mediterranean Studies PhD

84% RESEARCH IS WORLD LEADING

OR EXCELLENT

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK, 2014

TOP

7

UK university for research earnings

Teacher training

Networking

Commercial opportunities

King’s offers multiple teacher training opportunities both internally and as part of national schemes to our postgraduate research students. Various departments offer graduate teaching assistantships and King’s Learning Institute offers teacher training courses, which give you the skills to teach at university level and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

In addition to the networking opportunities King’s close links with industry, cultural, political and legal institutions, and the NHS provide; postgraduates are welcome to attend the many lectures, seminars, workshops and events to meet senior academic staff and students from other disciplines.

King’s has a specialist business and innovation team that fosters commercialisation and enterprise activities and looks at ways to best use intellectual property (IP).

www.kcl.ac.uk/kli

The Graduate School also hosts social events and provides facilities to allow postgraduates from different disciplines and faculties to meet each other.

Search kcl.ac.uk for... • Postgraduate research support • Graduate school • IP

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Dickens and London, a Cultural Institute doctoral project co-supervised by the Museum of London

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The Enthusiast

The Academic

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The Young Professional

The Career Changer

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See what postgraduates from your faculty have to say about why they came to King’s and how it has benefitted them. Top 20 in the world The QS World Univeristy Rankings place King’s in the top 20 and rate us as a five-star university. Our score for academic and employer reputations are over 90 per cent – testament to the quality of our faculty and the high regard in which our research and teaching is held across the globe.


The Graduate

The International Experience Seeker

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The Career Builder

The Specialist

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World leaders in research

RESEARCH BY FACULTY

84 per cent of our research is deemed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the recent Research Exercise Framework (REF, 2014) providing the perfect environment for you to share and develop your passion and giving you an edge. King’s is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings with an annual research income of £171 million (2014).

On the following pages each faculty gives an insight into our work and connections in London

Arts & Humanities Dental Institute Law Life Sciences & Medicine Natural & Mathematical Sciences Nursing & Midwifery Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Social Science & Public Policy

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Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Shakespeare400 Throughout 2016 Shakespeare400 (a season of events led by King’s) will celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, working in partnership with more than 20 of London’s leading cultural organisations

including the Barbican, British Library, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Society of Literature, Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Archives to celebrate the global cultural phenomenon that is Shakespeare. King’s academic

Philosophy and Physics Dr Eleanor Knox, Department of Philosophy, won the Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics for 2015. Her winning paper, ‘Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle’, was published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2014). Much of her research involves the philosophical foundations of spacetime theories, but also makes contact with questions in mainstream philosophy of science and metaphysics.

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expertise will underpin a high-profile series of performances, exhibitions, publications and events, including a special King’s Shakespeare Festival. Our aim is to underline the extraordinary impact Shakespeare’s writing has had not only in the theatre but across the full range of artistic forms.


King’s is one of the world’s leading centres of research in the Arts and Humanities, situated at the heart of a city with a globally important concentration of Arts and Humanities scholars.

Europeanness on film King’s alumnae Dr Alissa Timoshkina, Dr Mariana Liz and Dr Mary Harrod published the first book to explore ‘Europeanness’ in cinema. It aims to identify the distinctive character of European cinema, both in films and as a critical concept, asking: what place does European cinema have in an increasingly globalised world? The idea for the book came out of a conference organised at King’s in 2010, which was sponsored by the King’s Roberts Fund, the Department of Film Studies and the University Association for European Studies.

On Her Majesty’s Service Scholars from across the faculty (including research students) are working on a project with the Royal Archives to digitise the papers of King George III and other Hanoverian monarchs, only a small fraction of which have previously been published. Launched by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in April 2015, this ground-breaking work will shed much new light on Georgian Britain, its monarchy and empire during a time of profound cultural, political, economic and social change.

We have great strengths in all our disciplines, including relatively new fields such as Digital Humanities and Culture, Media and Creative Industries. This impressive diversity is the basis of a distinctively rich and intellectually stimulating environment for research of the very highest quality and significance. Our research engages with questions of fundamental importance to our understanding of the past, present and future. It helps us make sense of what it means, and has meant, to be human. With over 450 students we are home to one of the largest populations of postgraduate research students in the country and aim to make a difference through our research. We seek to engage with key questions beyond the walls of the university, building partnerships with cultural organisations, businesses and charities to share our knowledge. Our expertise helps inform and shape policy in the UK and beyond. We also reach out to the public through talks, film screenings and other events, including our own Arts & Humanities Festival. The impact of the faculty’s research in the wider world was acknowledged in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), which judged 99 per cent of our research to have had an outstanding (4*) or very significant (3*) impact. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

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Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Dental Institute

REF 2014 results confirm Institute at forefront of Dental & Oral research The Dental Institute returned excellent results from the last Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). The Institute performed strongly, with 90 per cent of research 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent), reflecting our strategy to promote high-quality research across a range of fields. As an integral part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre, the strength of the Dental Institute lies in the integration of top basic scientists with clinical academics, allowing for the rapid translation of new discoveries into clinical practice across a wide range of areas. This is reflected in our strong profile for research impact with 50 per cent of our activity rated as having outstanding impact (4*) and 43 per cent as having very considerable impact (3*) in terms of reach and significance.

Dental Institute awarded Athena Swan Charter Silver Award King’s College London Dental Institute has been awarded the Athena SWAN Charter silver award in 2015. The Athena SWAN Charter was launched in 2005 to recognise the commitment of institutions that promote and advance careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in academia. King’s College London Dental Institute is committed to the advancement of women in science. Through the Athena SWAN initiative, we are actively working to improve the representation of women in STEMM in higher education at a time of profound cultural, political, economic and social change that created the modern nation.

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Ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the World for Dentistry (QS World University Rankings,2015), the Dental Institute is one of the foremost dental schools in the world offering you outstanding taught and research opportunities while learning from world-class teachers, clinicians and researchers. The Dental Institute is truly a global powerhouse with students from over 54 countries learning from our worldclass teachers and choose from the largest number of taught programmes available in the UK.

The cause of brain defects in CHARGE syndrome indentified CRANIOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL BIOLOGY An international group, led by Dr Albert Basson, identified a particular type of brain defect in patients with CHARGE syndrome and used mouse models to identify the cause of these abnormalities. The majority of this study was performed by a postdoctoral scientist in the Basson group, Tian Yu, and included collaborators in the UK, Netherlands and USA with funding from the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.

Our world-class research is internationally recognised. As the UK’s leading and most influential Oral and Dental research institution; our key focus is to understand disease, enhance health and restore function. Focusing on four key areas of research including Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology, Mucosal & Salivary Biology, Population & Patient Health, Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

‘We are very excited about these findings and are continuing our research to fully understand how CHD7 controls brain development. We are also setting up tests to identify the behavioural and psychiatric consequences of these cerebellar defects.’ Dr Albert Basson

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Dental Institute

Dental Institute


The Dickson Poon School of Law

The Dickson Poon School of Law The excellence and influence of our research has led to change both nationally and internationally and underpins all of our teaching. Panel and committee representation, research reports and legal advice to world leaders are just some of the ways we impact public policy and practice. Prominent London practitioners teach on our courses and with Parliament, government departments, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and the offices of major global law firms all within walking distance, networking opportunities are bountiful. Many of our alumni return to us for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and are actively engaged with activities and events at our school. We are the only law school in the UK to have two former Chief Justices as distinguished visitors. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

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REF 2014: first in UK for law research The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) – a process of expert review to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions – placed the school as number one for research in the UK. King’s was awarded the highest GPA across UK law schools, with the highest quality submission and the highest proportion of world-leading 4* research. The results revealed that 100 per cent of King’s Law impact case studies and 84 per cent of outputs were rated 3–4*, where 4* represents world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.


The Dickson Poon School of Law

Law scholarships The School offers a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. These include: generous PhD scholarships covering the cost of fees plus a £20,000 stipend made possible by the support from Sir Dickson Poon; the Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM scholarships that cover fees and provide a £10,000 contribution as well as a suite of smaller scholarships and bursaries.

Gay rights

UN climate change conference In the lead up to the UN climate change negotiations in Paris, 25 international judges, academics and practitioners will come together at King’s to discuss the disruptive problem that is climate change. During the three-day workshop a group of brilliant legal minds will consider the different ways climate change disrupts adjudication and how lawyers might contain and resolve this disruption. The workshop is in collaboration with the UK Supreme Court, the Journal of Environmental Law, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Anti-discrimination lawyer Professor Robert Wintemute has made it his life’s work to improve the rights of lesbian and gay individuals and same-sex couples around the world. For more than two decades Professor Wintemute has been at the forefront of research into the law relating to sexual orientation discrimination. His publications have been cited by the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the House of Lords, as well as courts of appeal in England, Scotland and Quebec, while his collaborations with non-governmental organisations like ILGA-Europe (the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association) in Brussels, the International Federation for Human Rights in Paris and the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva have helped to promote lesbian and gay equality globally.

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Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Ranked 11th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subjects (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2014/15), our research is strategically aligned to King’s Health Partners with Clinical Academic Groups. We bring together academics and clinicians who are committed to ensuring faster translation and adoption of research innovation into clinical practice. Across the Faculty research is organised through academic divisions. We offer an integrated and cohesive approach to scholarship in the life sciences, with unparalleled expertise in basic, translational and clinical research, including: analytical and forensic science; asthma and allergy; biophysics and cell biology; cancer; cardiovascular; nutrition and diabetes; genetics; infection and immunology; imaging and biomedical engineering; transplantation; pharmaceutical science; physiology and women’s health. We also have thriving research programmes in global health and health and social care. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

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King’s at the forefront of the fight against Ebola A team from King’s Health Partners has been working at the heart of the UK government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Dr Oliver Johnson, King’s MBBS alumnus and Director of the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, has been honoured with an OBE for his services in the fight against Ebola. He was also named one of London’s 1,000 most Influential people by the Evening Standard. Made up in large part by volunteers, the team was originally in Sierra Leone to help build and strengthen the local health system, but has played a vital role in responding to Ebola since the virus first reached the country in May 2014. They won a Guardian University Award in 2015 for their role at the centre of the ongoing Ebola response in west Africa.


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Groundbreaking research to prevent peanut allergy A study led by Professor Gideon Lack and published in the New England Journal of Medicine was the first to show that consumption is an effective strategy to prevent food allergy, contradicting previous recommendations. For many years, public health guidelines, paediatricians and allergists have recommended avoiding foods in infants’ diet that cause allergies such as peanuts. However, new evidence from Professor Lack’s LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study shows that the majority of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from peanut allergy at age five years if they eat peanuts frequently, starting within the first 11 months of life. With incidence of food allergy rising dramatically in recent decades, this research is more vital than ever.

Outstanding REF 2014 results We are delighted with our results from the last Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). The faculty performed strongly, with 91.8 per cent of research 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent), consolidating our position at the forefront of life sciences and medicine research. Clinical Medicine was placed first in the UK in terms of the proportion of our overall submission that was ranked 4* or 3* and our subjects allied to Medicine: Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences and Women’s Health were ranked second in the UK in terms of research power.

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Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Random Walks app Part of the Disordered Systems Research Group and studying her PhD in the Department of Mathematics, Barbara Bravi has been selected to work with an app developer to make

current complex research at King’s more accessible and engaging to younger audiences. With support from the Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Researchers, this app will create a visual interpretation of biological variability – specifically the casual

Hackathon The KCL Tech Society from the Department of Informatics in partnership with UCL TechSoc and UCLe hosted one of the largest studentrun hackathons in the UK in 2015. Teams of students raced against the clock to create an app presented to a judging panel which included the VicePrincipal of Education at King’s College London and an engineering manager from Google. Search King’s webpages for: Hackathon.

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choice of possible directions and the length of a person’s steps. The random walks app forms part of a larger study on how large-scale regularity can emerge from random motions on a small scale.


The Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences was well represented at the 2015 edition of the Pint of Science Festival. Pint of Science delivers interesting, fun, relevant talks on the latest scientific research to the public in an accessible format, over a pint in the pub. An impressive line-up from the Department of Physics delivered talks on the ‘Future of the Large Hadron Collider’, ‘Physics Through Movies’ and explored the all-important question of ‘How many Dark Matter particles are there in my pint?’ Search King’s webpages for: Pint of Science.

Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences All our academic staff are research active. Their outstanding international reputations, unique sought-after expertise and contemporary experience make them leaders in their fields. Engagement is at the heart of your learning experience and our open-door policy plays a key role in creating a vibrant and inclusive community. Drawing on the rich legacy of pioneering King’s scientists, we’re working on fundamental problems in basic science across mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, data science, robotics and computer science, as well as their application to healthcare, security and many other areas. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

Lion’s Den challenge Robotics PhD student Agostino Stilli, with his friend Luca Amaduzzi, created CYCL Wing Lights winning King’s Lion’s Den Challenge best pitch and best business idea prizes 2015 with their direction indicators for bicycles. Search King’s webpages for: Lion’s Den to find out about support available to entrepreneurs at King’s.

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Pint of Science


Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Cutting edge research – to develop and evaluate interventions and treatments, and build knowledge to transform practice and policy – is at the heart of our pioneering work. We are the world’s first professional faculty of nursing and midwifery and our internationally renowned academics lead the way in evidence-based, innovative healthcare with global impact. Working within one of the first UK Academic Health Science Centres, we provide interprofessional learning in a modern healthcare institution. Global public health issues are an important part of our research and take your learning far beyond historical images of nursing and midwifery. Our strategic goal is to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and families.

Supporting NHS staff at work: Could Schwartz Centre Rounds® hold the key to a happier, healthier workforce and enhance compassionate care? Professor Jill Maben is leading a team of researchers from King’s College London, Sheffield University and the King’s Fund to conduct a national evaluation of Schwartz Centre Rounds® (known as ‘Schwartz Rounds’ or ‘Rounds’). Developed in the US, Rounds are a multidisciplinary forum where staff from across healthcare settings regularly come together to discuss the non-clinical aspects of caring for patients, such as the psychological, emotional and social challenges associated with their work. Rounds are currently running in 300 healthcare organisations in the US, and over 100 in the UK, including acute hospitals, hospices, mental and community health trusts. This national study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (NIHR HS&DR), aims to uncover to what extent participation in Rounds affects staff wellbeing at work, improves relationships between staff and patients, and aids the provision of compassionate care in the UK.

Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

‘The nursing training and resources at King’s are extensive, but it is the academic staff, with their world-class academic backgrounds, who are truly inspirational.’ Rachael, Nursing Research PhD student

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Professor Debra Bick (centre) with colleagues from the Hospital Municipal Maternidade in Rio de Janeiro who attended a PEARLS training day


A European team of researchers, including Dr Jo Armes from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, are undertaking a programme of research called eSMART (Electronic Symptom Management using ASyMS Remote Technology). eSMART is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project uses mobile phone technology to monitor patients remotely who are undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast, bowel and blood cancers, and to allow them to report side-effects from their chemotherapy. The information is sent securely to a computer, which assesses their symptoms and triggers alerts to doctors or nurses within minutes if the patient requires a specialist intervention, while also providing patients with real-time information and advice on how to manage their symptoms at home, without the need to travel to hospital. Researchers believe that using ASyMS will reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy and help to identify and treat those that are life-threatening much quicker than current care systems. In addition, it is anticipated that the use of ASyMS will significantly reduce healthcare costs.

Photo courtesy of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Improving outcomes of birthrelated perineal trauma Thousands of women giving birth each year in the UK sustain trauma to their perineal body, either spontaneously or following an episiotomy. A research team, co-led by Professor Debra Bick, conducted the largest study to date, the PEARLS study, which recruited over 3,000 women across the UK, to see if use of evidencebased practice to manage perineal trauma by midwives and obstetricians could be improved. Some maternal health outcomes were improved and use of evidence-based practice increased. The PEARLS training materials are now available online to all members of the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The PEARLS team continues to train clinicians in the UK and internationally, most recently in Brazil and Australia.

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Research to revolutionise healthcare through remote monitoring of patients


Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience The principle aim of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) is to increase understanding of how the mind and brain work and to help prevent and treat mental and neurological disorders. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), IoPPN research output was given a 100 per cent ‘world-leading’ rating. Our research environment and the impact of our work was also rated 100 per cent world-leading. The institute ensures that its research impacts and improves local and global patient care and its worldleading reputation and research-led learning approach attract the world’s very best students. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/why/research.aspx

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Transforming the nature-nurture zeitgeist The Twins Early Development Study (TEDS), based at King’s IoPPN, has celebrated 20 years of ground-breaking scientific discovery. Studying 20,700 twins and their families over 20 years, the study has transformed thoughts about genetics and environmental influences on diverse areas of behavioural development, unpicking the complex relationship between nature and nurture. To date, more than 300 research papers have been published using TEDS data, in collaboration with over 50 institutions worldwide.


Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

King’s awarded £10m for world-leading Hub In March 2015, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) pledged £10m towards a world-leading Hub for Neuropsychiatry Imaging Research and Therapeutics at the IoPPN. The funding will be invested in equipment capable of imaging the earliest disease-critical molecular events in living nerve cells, grown in the laboratory right up to the whole brain tissues in our patients. This will generate a continuous pipeline of research that will advance the knowledge of disease mechanisms, reveal new avenues for therapy and test innovative therapeutics.

Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute to open this summer

New study sheds light on development of anxiety within families Childhood trauma gets under the skin Research published by the IoPPN and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), has discovered that longterm changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life. The study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, found heightened inflammation across three blood biomarkers in adults who had been victims of childhood trauma. High levels of inflammation can lead to serious and potentially lifethreatening conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease as well as the onset of psychiatric disorders.

According to new research from the IoPPN, living together could be the main source of similarity for anxiety between family members, over and above genetic links between them. The study is the first of its kind to explore the role of genes versus environment on familial patterns of anxiety and in particular how anxiety is passed from parents to adolescent offspring. The findings give hope to parents with anxiety disorders that in spite of genetic influences on the condition, it will not necessarily afflict their children and could be prevented by promoting resilience.

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Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy As one of the largest UK university faculties focusing on policy-oriented research, we are committed to advancing social science scholarship to help tackle some of the most important social, political and ethical issues of our time. These include urban sustainability and climate change, new security uncertainties and risks, the changing nature of war, age and ageing, the ethics of biomedical innovation, scientific literacy and cultural inclusion, social cohesion in multifaith societies, inequalities in health and education, public service reform and the future of the professions. Read more www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/study

‘My studies at King’s have proved to be simultaneously more intellectually stimulating and intellectually challenging than I could ever have hoped for. The Department of Management has a reputation for excellence that is justifiably deserved; the quality of teaching, professionalism and exciting vibrancy of such an internationally recognised institution has made King’s a fantastic place to be. I have been able to participate in academic debate and peer discussion that has afforded me an invaluable opportunity to gain a broad conceptualisation of a range of complex and contemporary business management issues.’ Ginni, Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc

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Revealed – the secret lives of your clothes Dr Andrew Brooks, Lecturer in Development Geography, has exposed the dark underbelly of the clothing industry and the life-cycle of garments, shining a spotlight on the profits charities make from exporting and selling clothing donations to developing countries. Dr Brooks’ book, Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes, (Zed Books, 2015) explores the hidden cycle of clothes and uncovers how ‘fastfashion’ retailers and international charities are involved in crosscontinent commodity chains, which perpetuate poverty.


A recent report into whether London has adapted to the needs of an ageing population emphasises the many different social, cultural, environmental and health-related issues that still need to be addressed before the city can be called ‘age friendly’. Co-authors Professor Anthea Tinker and Dr Jay Ginn, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, highlight that local authorities need sufficient resources to maintain local services and facilities, essential in supporting older people’s health, safety, social inclusion and wider needs.

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Professor Olonisakin to review UN peacebuilding White House summit on violent extremism Professor Peter Neumann, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s, was called to appear on the panel for a special White House summit on violent extremism in early 2015. Following the ICSR’s research, which involved speaking to nearly 100 fighters and uncovering their many different backgrounds and motivations, Professor Neumann warned that Western countries should prepare themselves for different challenges. He said that effective measures were needed to tackle the problem and stated that integration for disaffected young people needed addressing.

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, the founding Director of the African Leadership Centre at King’s, has been appointed to the United Nations Advisory Group of Experts – which will be conducting a review of peacebuilding architecture – by the organisation’s Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. The Group is tasked with undertaking country case studies in Burundi, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and TimorLeste, and will develop recommendations based on this work.

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London – an age-friendly city?


Key information

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Start your research as early as possible

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

Applications open

King’s funding announced

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Jan 2016

Feb 2016

TIP Check ‘Applying’ guidance and deadlines for your course online, some courses, eg Dental are earlier than others Research your student life at King’s

Research and apply to King’s bursaries and scholarships (www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding)

Visit kcl.ac.uk for more information

Check if you need a visa to study in the UK www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

TIP Upload all required documents (eg certificates, transcripts, English language test results)

Start writing your online application, personal statement and/or research proposal Contact referees to confirm their support International

Conditional offer holders

To enable you to start preparing your application in good time, follow the steps to King’s (above). For general guidance, dates that relate to September entry are included. We offer a variety of start dates for postgraduate courses; deadlines vary, so please check the online prospectus and your offer letter carefully.

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September start application to enrolment journey

Teacher training and Nursing or Midwifery PGDip Applicants to PGCE programmes must follow the process and deadlines set out by the UCAS Teacher Training application system; see www.ucas.com/ucas-teacher-training Applicants to the PGDip in Nursing or Midwifery (with registration) should use the main UCAS scheme together with our undergraduate nursing and midwifery applicants; see www.ucas.com/apply

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Virtual Fair Autumn 2015 Live Chat: Can’t make it to campus for an open day? Join us live online and talk to King’s staff and current postgraduate students about your field of interest. Ask admissions and accommodation advisors your application questions.


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Mar 2016

April 2016

Application deadline for most taught courses and funding opportunities*

May 2016

June 2016

Accept your offer (and pay your deposit if required – usually 10%, this will be specified on your offer) Accommodation application deadline*

Check King’s Apply for offer details or interview invitations

July 2016

Aug 2016

Enrol online

Sept 2016

Complete enrolment on campus

Occupational health check/Disclosure and Barring Service check (if applicable)

Contact the Disability Advisory Service to arrange any support (if applicable)

Consult our webpages to prepare and apply for your student visa (if required)

Apply for your visa

Good luck with your final examinations Submit proof that you have met your conditions to King’s

*Deadlines vary. Check kcl.ac.uk/prospectus for your course deadline. You will be advised through King’s Apply whether you are required to pay a £30 application fee to submit your application.

Open Days For an insight into what it is like to study at King’s, our open days, postgraduate fairs and events provide an excellent opportunity to meet with students and staff, tour relevant parts of the university and attend a variety of talks. To reserve your place, visit

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Accommodation King’s offers a range of residential accommodation and advice about renting privately to suit the varied needs of postgraduate students.

How to apply for halls of residence Visit kcl.ac.uk/accomm for details. Application deadline 31 July 2016.

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King’s and intercollegiate residences For the most current information on King’s accommodation for postgraduates, mature students and couples visit kcl.ac.uk/accomm Once you have firmly accepted your offer to study at King’s you will be directed to a webpage with full details of accommodation available to postgraduate students and how to apply. Accommodation applications for September close on 31 July 2016.

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Couples and families We offer accommodation for couples (see kcl.ac.uk/accomm for current cost). Families with children can apply directly to International Student House or Good Enough College, which are university intercollegiate residences (see housing.london.ac.uk). We strongly advise you not to bring dependents to London until you have found somewhere suitable to live.


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‘My advice is to definitely make the most of student Oyster photocards and work hard to look for accommodation if renting privately: it can be found not too expensively close to the centre.’ Megan, Shakespeare Studies MA

‘Stamford Street Apartments is so close to Strand and Waterloo campuses and a great place to mingle with other students.’ Yi-Yu, Cultural & Creative Industries MA

‘The university has a great mix of students and staff from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds. I have met some great people here from all over the world.’ Ambreen, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc

Private-rented accommodation London offers an enormous range of private-rented accommodation, house and flat shares and you may also consider renting a room in someone’s home. Our student advice team realise how daunting moving to a new city can be and can advise you on your options. Once you have accepted your offer to study at King’s, we arrange events in August and September to allow you to meet potential flatmates, as well as hosting a flatmate and lettings finder page on Facebook.

You may also want to check the University of London Housing Services database of: • private-rented accommodation • private halls • independent hostels • lists of students in London who wish to share with other students.

Temporary summer and interview accommodation Short-let places in university residences are normally available from the beginning of July to September. These can be booked through King’s Venues.

Search kcl.ac.uk for... • Advice • King’s Venues • University of London Housing Services

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King’s residences

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Stratford One

We offer self-catered, en-suite apartments, studios and traditional halls. Stratford One, Angel Lane, Orchard Lisle and Iris Brook are predominantly reserved for postgraduate and mature students.

‘As an international postgraduate student, my first choice was to get accommodation at King’s halls, and I was allotted accommodation at Wolfson House which I think is the best choice I could ever have at an affordable rent in London.’ Fauzia, Dental Public Health MSc, Pakistan

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Entry requirements and applying King’s seeks to admit the brightest and the best students with the potential to make the most of our world-class facilities and academic staff. In this section, find out about the different routes to apply to King’s and what to expect during this process. Check your course details online for complete application information, and deadlines and procedures for funding for your programme.

Postgraduate taught courses This is a guide to the application process to King’s for postgraduate taught courses. Please follow the detailed applying information for your chosen course online.

General postgraduate taught courses

Search for courses, check entry requirements and ‘Applying’ section in online prospectus for application instructions and deadlines

Teacher Training

Search for courses, check entry requirements and ‘Applying’ section in online prospectus for application instructions and deadlines

Entry requirements • For the majority of postgraduate taught courses, a 2:1 honours degree is required. • Many postgraduate research degrees will also require a master’s degree for entry. For course specific entry requirements please check your course online before you apply to ensure you meet the full entry requirements:

www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus Please also note that there may be additional non-academic requirements. For example: • Occupational health clearance • Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance, which applies to students who require a visa to study in the UK and are intending to undertake study in certain science, engineering or technology subjects.

Apply through King’s Apply apply.kcl.ac.uk

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Apply through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT) ucas.com

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Login details will be automatically sent to you for King’s Apply (apply.kcl.ac.uk) so you can track your application and be in direct contact with us


Applying online

International applicants

The King’s online portal, King’s Apply, provides an easy and secure way to submit your application, references and required documents. It allows you to: • track the status of your application • communicate with our Admissions Office • pay your application fee and deposit (if required) • respond to your offer. If you are an international applicant you can also inform us of any specific needs such as requiring a visa. To access King’s Apply, follow the instructions for applying to your course online. Please be aware that some courses require a non-refundable application fee. This will be clearly stated when you commence your application through King’s Apply. Many courses require a deposit payment to accept your offer. Deposit amounts and terms and conditions will be clearly stated when you receive your offer.

Postgraduate research opportunities This is an overview of the two main approaches to apply to postgraduate research at King’s. Please follow the detailed information for applying for research courses online.

Individual postgraduate research

Postgraduate research group

King’s welcomes students with a wide range of qualifications from all over the world. Our Admissions Office considers your application on its individual merits and provides you with a decision on a timely basis. You can find more information about visas and immigration on our webpage.

English language requirements

Key information

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/admissions

Disability Adviser prior to applying to seek advice and ideally make an information visit. Additional disability-related funding is available to assist and support disabled students’ learning while at King’s. For more information on this and other support initiatives, contact the Disability Advisory Service at disability@kcl.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7848 7018. Our webpage provides a range of useful information for you to consider,

Please see page 54 for details.

Disabled students We welcome applications from disabled students. Disclosing a long-term medical or mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or disability does not affect the academic assessment of any application. It is helpful to know about the nature of any disability so we can address specific needs and ascertain whether facilities are available. Simply complete the relevant sections of the application form, contact the Disability Advisory Service or the relevant faculty

Search our prospectus for different research opportunities

Start writing a draft research proposal

Search our prospectus for different groups and their areas of research and currently advertised projects

Contact the group research leader and follow their advice and application instructions

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Contact a potenital supervisor for your research

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Fees & living costs This overview is your starting point to understanding the costs involved in studying at King’s and living in London, and getting advice on how to fund your studies. Please check the online prospectus for fees for 2016 entry.

Full-time fee For details of course fees for 2016, please check our webpages.

Part-time fee Where courses are offered parttime, fees are usually half the annual cost of the full-time fee. They are listed in the online prospectus.

Bench fee Some research students are also charged a ‘bench fee’ in addition to the tuition fee to cover the cost of consumables and equipment used during research. Check with your faculty whether this is applicable to you.

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Equivalent or lowerlevel qualification (ELQ) fee If you are a home or EU student seeking to obtain an ELQ (other than teacher training qualifications), please contact admissions for advice on whether this will affect your tuition fees.

Deposit and application fee You will be advised through King’s Apply whether you are required to pay a £30 application fee to submit your application. Some courses have a fee deposit scheme. When you receive your offer you will be advised whether a deposit is required (usually 10 per cent of the tuition fee).

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Living expenses King’s provides detailed guidance costs and help with planning your finances during the application process. Guidance is also available at www.studentcalculator.org and for international students, visit the Living in the UK section at:

www.educationuk.org Approximate London living costs per month £1,050 to £1,200 per month You may also wish to consider your initial arrival costs. These could include initial arrival deposits, utensils, clothing, insurance etc. How much you will need depends on your lifestyle. These figures are only intended as a guide.


Key information

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding

Funding database Our online funding database lists scholarship funds as they become available, and includes: • eligibility • application procedures • closing dates. kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

Research Councils UK The principal sources of funding (available to UK/EU students only) are: www.ahrc.ac.uk www.bbsrc.ac.uk www.esrc.ac.uk www.epsrc.ac.uk www.mrc.ac.uk www.nerc.ac.uk www.stfc.ac.uk You can usually apply through King’s. See kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding

Student visa finance conditions

If you require a student visa to study in the UK you must have sufficient funds to cover both fees and maintenance (for yourself and any dependents in the UK). The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to demonstrate that you have access to at least £1,020 for each month of your course up to a maximum of nine months to cover living costs. If you have dependents you will have to show more and we advise that you have access to more funds than this in order to cover all costs and any emergencies that may arise.

How to pay - installments and deposits Fees are payable in two equal installments on 31 October and 31 January or 14 days from the date of the invoice if later. Some programmes have a fee deposit scheme. When you are offered a place, you are advised whether or not a deposit is required (usually 10 per cent of the fee).

‘The academic and financial support I have received from the College has been incredible. I am the fortunate recipient of an AHRC [Arts & Humanities Research Council] Studentship, which has enabled me to focus solely on my research.’ Alice, Film Studies PhD

More information is available from the King’s Student Advice Service

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Key information

Funding King’s aims to support you in many different ways. We understand that the rising cost of education may be an issue. Our range of funding options is designed to help you achieve your potential whatever your financial circumstances. King’s funding packages are launched in Autumn 2015 for programmes starting in 2016. For details, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding

‘Thanks to Conacyt (Mexican government scholarship organisation), a great part of my living expenses and tuition fees are covered. This has undoubtedly helped to focus my attention on studying and not to worry about taking a part-time job.’ Luciana, Global Environmental Change MSc, Mexico

King’s co-funded scholarships

Overseas student funding options

Awarded on merit in open competitions, King’s invests heavily in scholarships that are designed to attract the best students from around the world. Our reputation attracts external funders who frequently approach us about cofunding scholarships for students who are resident in particular countries or parts of the world. If you are a resident of one of the countries coloured green in the map, you could be eligible for one of these schemes.

Additional to King’s co-funded scholarships and the funding available through the King’s Graduate School, sources may include: • sponsorship by your employer • UK Government • your government • scholarships and bursaries offered by private agencies and charities.

Additional scholarships are currently being negotiated with the blue countries.

Please note the student visa conditions (on page 48) when taking into consideration the cost of studying in the UK. Contact your nearest British Council office or education department for advice.

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Paid work Unless your visa specifically prohibits you from working, generally you may be permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term time to supplement your income and gain work experience. King’s Student Advice Service provides detailed information at

www.kcl.ac.uk/advice


Key information

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding

KEY TO KING’S CO-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS co-funded scholarship available co-funded scholarship under negotiation

Funding

UK/EU student funding

Hardship funds

A wide range of scholarship funding is available to King’s students each year. Sources include: • King’s College London • Research councils (see page 49) • National governments • Commercial sponsors.

A new government loan scheme will be available for postgraduate students from September 2016. It is expected that loans of up to £10,000 will be available for students to take a postgraduate taught master’s in any subject. Check our webpages for details as they are released.

The International Hardship Fund is for students who have unexpected financial difficulties after joining King’s. It is not possible to guarantee that all hardship cases can be addressed. For details, please contact the Student Funding Office at funding@kcl.ac.uk or visit

Alternative Guide to Student Funding

Alternative sources of funding for students of home-fee status are: • employer sponsorship • scholarships and bursaries offered by private agencies and charities • loans • part-time work • research • some banks offer professional and career development loans. Check our webpages for more information.

Find out about organisations interested and willing to fund postgraduate qualifications if ‘your studies will make you a better person and ultimately maybe the world a better place’. Watch Dr Luke Blaxill, founder of the Alternative Guide to Student Funding and King’s alumnus's introduction to funding your postgraduate qualification on King's YouTube channel.

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Wellbeing and student support

Disability Advice Service A wide range of support is available for disabled students, including those with long-term medical and mental health conditions or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. We encourage you to disclose any condition that may potentially require additional support so that we can discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity. Examples of adjustments that may be deemed reasonable to support your engagement with your course include:

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ergonomic equipment provision access to assistive software handouts and book lists in advance rearranged timetables extra time for examinations and consideration with coursework. All enquiries are dealt with sensitively and in confidence.

DisabledGo DisabledGo enables you to assess King’s campus accessibility, so you can decide whether the university provides you with a suitable study environment or whether you would need to request reasonable adjustments.

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Pastoral care The Student Counselling Service offers a confidential service to help students cope with any difficulties related to their studies or of a personal or emotional nature. King’s has had strong Church of England traditions since its foundation. The Dean’s Office and College Chaplaincy are part of the pastoral provision and are available to students of all beliefs and backgrounds.


Key information

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/advice

Advice and student support The Student Advice Service is available by phone, email and appointment to provide you with free and confidential advice throughout your studies. Our expertise include any matter relating to: • money • immigration • housing • welfare benefits. Visit the student support webpages below.

Induction Induction events are organised by each academic faculty at King’s and the Graduate School runs induction programmes for new research students.

King’s has Chapels and quiet rooms which are open to everyone for private prayer and reflection. A full-time Anglican Chaplain heads the College Chaplaincy, which includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Free Church Chaplains. Men’s and women’s prayer rooms are available at all sites for Muslims. The Rabbi to Jewish students in London works as an associate of the Chaplaincy.

Health and dental service King’s has a comprehensive NHS Health Centre at the Strand Campus. For more information visit:

www.kcl.ac.uk/healthcentre Please remember to register with a GP as soon as possible and not to use hospital services prior to calling your GP unless you have a major emergency.

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Dental care is available free of charge to students who can be seen by dentistry students under supervision at King’s Dental Institute.

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English language requirements and international support

King’s welcomes over 9,000 international students each year from over 150 countries across the globe. Our dedicated webpages for international students explain everything you need to know about applying to and studying at King’s plus living in London. Visit our international webpages for details about: • dates when King’s may be visiting your country • advice on visa and immigration, working in the UK, other key issues and where to find the answers • welcome and orientation programme • international careers fairs and employment. Plus regional information tailored to students from over 80 countries, pre-departure and arrival checklists, and past and present international students’experience of life at King’s. 54

English language requirements To follow our courses successfully and fulfil student visa requirements, you must have a strong command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. As an international student, and if your first language is not English, you will probably be required to provide certificated proof of competence in English before starting your studies. Faculty-specific English language entry requirements are available online:

www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus Please check our website for full details of the English language tests and qualifications King’s accepts as proof of language proficiency.

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Pre-master’s and Pre-sessional English Programmes King’s English Language Centre (ELC) offers Pre-master’s and Pre-sessional English programmes to help you reach the required language and academic skills level for entry on to postgraduate study. Successful completion of an ELC course at the required level will fulfil the linguistic entry condition of your King’s offer. If you hold an unconditional offer you are also welcome to apply for a Pre-sessional programme to prepare further before starting your main postgraduate course at King’s. For entry onto ELC courses, please refer to details given on our webpage:

www.kcl.ac.uk/elc


Key information

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/elc

‘Coming from a different country and a very different academic background, I was quite daunted [at the prospect of] leaving home, family and friends behind for one whole year. King’s has, however, repaid in full all my wishes and expectations.’ Gladio Joel, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes

‘The teaching staff were very friendly and they helped me cope with the pressure of the course and get the results needed to get on to the master’s programme. Overall, it was definitely a good starting point towards my future education at King’s.’ Katja, International Pre-master’s Programme

Programme

IELTS - 2015 Entry*

Other tests

Overall

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

International Pre-master’s Programme (IPP) September entry

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

5.0

Contact ELC directly

International Pre-master’s Programme (IPP) January entry

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Contact ELC directly

Pre-sessional English Programmes

Varies depending on your King’s main postgraduate course offer. Details available at kcl.ac.uk/elc

* 2015 entry requirements shown as guidance and are subject to change. Please check our website for up-to-date details.

For more information on preparation courses for non-native English speaking postgraduate students, please see English & Academic Skills and Preparation Programmes page 56.

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English & Academic Skills Preparation Programmes

English and Academic Skills Preparation Programmes The English Language Centre (ELC) specialises in preparing ambitious international students to succeed in their studies at a top UK university like King’s. Our centre is externally accredited by the British Council and offers you a welcoming, multicultural study environment, where our highly qualified and experienced tutors will support you in making a successful transition to postgraduate study in the UK. Whether you decide to take additional preparation before starting your postgraduate programme because you want to fulfil your potential or because you have to fulfil an outstanding English language condition, our courses will provide you with the necessary skills for your entire academic career. The programmes will also give you an opportunity to settle into campus life before starting your main postgraduate degree.

Graduate prospects

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Of our students who successfully complete their Pre-master’s and choose to continue their education in the UK, typically around 75 per cent progress to postgraduate study at King’s or other Russell Group universities including University College London (UCL), London School of Economics (LSE), Durham University and Imperial College London.

42

Different nationalities in this year’s student cohort.

91%

Pre-sessional students that progressed to King’s last year.

9

25%

OTHER UK UNIVERSITIES

‘Strengths’ awarded to the ELC at the latest British Council inspection, the highest among UK university language centres.

75%

RUSSELL GROUP (INC KING’S)

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Taught courses Course

Start

End

Full-time

International Pre-master’s Programme – September entry

September

June

International Pre-master’s Programme – January entry

January

June

Pre-sessional Programme – 17 Weeks

April

September

Pre-sessional Programme – 13 Weeks

May

September

Pre-sessional Programme – 9 Weeks

June

September

Pre-sessional Programme – 5 Weeks

July

September

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VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I found the programme very helpful for improving my academic English, in particular learning to write postgraduate essays. I also got used to participating in lectures at higher academic level and improved my listening skills. The course gives you the opportunity to get to know the UK academic system too, which in my case, was very different to my home country. By the time I finished, I felt much more confident and ready to start my master’s degree.’ Nurdan International Pre-master’s Programme, now studying Mental Health Studies (MSc)

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I strongly recommend these preparation programmes to international students, even if you already meet the English language score for your main course. Postgraduate-level writing skills are different from the IELTS essay. You need academic analysis to be able to explain your opinions objectively, and the Pre-sessional will help you develop these skills in an efficient way. In fact, I still go back to the materials of the course when I am writing my master’s essays!’ Setsuko Pre-sessional Programme, now studying Conflict, Security & Development (MA)

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English & Academic Skills Preparation Programmes

English & Academic Skills Preparation Programmes


Course contents

Course contents

Law

Arts & Humanities Classics

60

Comparative Literature

62

Culture, Media & Creative Industries

63

Digital Humanities

65

English

67

European and International Studies

69

Life Sciences & Medicine

Film Studies

71

Basic & Life Sciences

94

French

72

Healthcare Management & Leadership

96

German

73

Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

98

HistoryÂ

74

100

Music

77

Medicine (including specialty training for Qualified Health Professionals)

Philosophy

79

Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and Forensic Science

102

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

81

Theology & Religious Studies

82

Dental & Oral Science

58

Dental & Oral Science

84

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

87

Mucosal & Salivary Biology

88

Population & Patient Health

89

Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

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Law

91

Natural & Mathematical Sciences Chemistry

105

Informatics

107

Mathematics

110

Physics

112


Course contents

Nursing & Midwifery Nursing & Midwifery

113

Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Social Science & Public Policy Contemporary British History

137

Defence Studies

138

Education & Professional Studies

139

Geography

142

Global Affairs

144

Management

148

Addictions

116

Political Economy

150

Basic & Clinical Neuroscience

117

Social Science, Health & Medicine

152

Biostatistics

119

War Studies

154

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

120

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

121

Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science

122

Health Service & Population Research

124

Neuroimaging

125

Old Age Psychiatry

126

Psychological Medicine

127

Psychology

129

Psychosis Studies

131

MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre

134

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases

136

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Classics

Classics

As one of the leading departments in the world, with over 76 per cent of research being deemed internationally excellent, we offer the chance to study the literature, history, cultures and influence of ancient civilisations around and beyond the Mediterranean basin. Our degrees are flexible with a large choice of modules, while our partnership with the Institute of Classical Studies gives you access to the best Classics library in the country. We pursue and supervise research across an exceptionally wide range of topics in Greek, Roman and Near Eastern history, archaeology and art, as well as Greek and Latin language, literature and thought, Byzantine and Modern Greek studies, and reception studies. Our links with London’s major museums offer further opportunities to enhance your studies.

Graduate prospects

81

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

%

£25K

the median salary for those graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Teachers • Researchers and data analysts • PR and recruitment professionals • IT systems engineer.

Fact file

3 10

3rd in the UK for research ‘power’. REF, 2014

Top 10 for research impact. REF, 2014

Through our Rumble Fund the opportunity of an expenses-paid field trip to the Classical lands is offered to postgraduates on taught courses.

% 39 STUDY

52% WORK

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% 9OTHER DHLE Survey 2013

Taught courses Course Ancient History MA

Classical Art & Archaeology MA

Classical Studies Grad Dip

Classics MA

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Classics

Classics

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Taught courses continued Course Late Antique & Byzantine Studies Grad Dip

Late Antique & Byzantine Studies MA

The Classical World and its Reception NEW MA

Research courses Course Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies MPhil / PhD

Classics MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The most amazing trait of my experience so far is the chance to express my own views and opinions on the subject, enjoying the privilege of sharing my thoughts with a vibrant community of students and with a distinguished body of professors whose helpfulness, competence and guidance have allowed me to become even more enthusiastic about my subject than I already was and more self-confident as a young scholar.’ Giulia Classics MPhil / PhD

KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

Study abroad

Placements/internships

Part-time

Distance learning

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Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature We’re based in a multilingual and multicultural world city, with unbeatable resources such as the British Library, the British Museum and numerous cultural institutions just minutes away, and our vast range of courses and interdepartmental opportunities mirror the diverse city we’re part of. Our courses are taught by leading experts and range from classical Greek and Latin to 21stcentury European, Asian, Middle-Eastern, African, American and Pacific Literature. There are opportunities to take part in Comparative Literature conferences, attend our regular research seminars and the Graduate Reading Forum, alongside a range of events and lectures across King’s and near the Strand campus.

Graduate prospects

100%

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

£42K

Fact file

6

Option to take a joint PhD with the University of Hong Kong or National University of Singapore.

was the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Writers and editors • Teaching professionals and lecturers • Community and content managers.

Covering 6 continents and 12 languages.

2,500

Literature and cultures spanning 2,500 years.

% 25 STUDY

75% WORK

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Taught courses Course Comparative Literature MA

Research courses Course Comparative Literature MPhil / PhD

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We offer a transformative educational experience in the heart of London, an unbeatable location for global cultural activity. A degree in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) will enable you to develop your knowledge of the ways culture and society intersect and will equip you for a career in the cultural and creative industries. As a student of the department ranked first in the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014), along with our sister department Digital Humanities for research power, you will be taught and supervised by world leaders and will have opportunities to collaborate with renowned cultural institutions with co-run modules and collaborative research projects. Our lively programme of departmental seminars, student-led research events, research forums and connections with other departments and institutions are just some of the ways you can further enhance your studies with us.

Graduate prospects

Culture, Media & Creative Industries

Culture, Media & Creative Industries Fact file

Recent graduates are now: • Programmers and software developers • Management consultants and business analysts • Finance and investment analysts • Engineering technicians • IT business analysts, architects and system designers.

Ranked 1st in the UK for research power and our staff are world leaders in their field.

1

REF, 2014

20

DHLE Survey 2013

190

We have relationships with over 20 creative careers partners across all creative forms offering support and internships and run modules co-taught with the Tate. Over 160 masters and 30 PhD students study with us annually.

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Taught courses Course Arts & Cultural Management MA

Cultural & Creative Industries MA

Digital Culture & Society MA

KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

Study abroad

Placements/internships

Part-time

Distance learning

63


Culture, Media & Creative Industries Culture, Media & Creative Industries

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Research courses Course Culture, Media & Creative Industries MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Humboldt University Berlin)

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘One of the things I enjoyed about my programme is how self-directed it is, you can tailor the programme to your interests, and the interdisciplinary nature of the department means I am exposed to, and learn a lot from, other students and staff. The location and excellent facilities make it a pleasure to study at King’s, but its most attractive strength is the wealth of opportunities to get involved in.’ Laura Culture, Media & Creative Industries Research MPhil/PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The programme has been a brilliant way to engage with the academic and theoretical debates while retaining “hands-on” practice. The tutors are a very strong academic team but they are also great teachers, approachable and extremely supportive. The network of King’s alumni working in the arts and cultural sector, and the connections the College has with cultural leaders is incredible and has been drawn upon in this MA.’ Lauren Arts & Cultural Management MA

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A world-leading department working across the university and public sectors, cultural heritage and industry, we offer a stimulating environment where students are supported to think, explore, learn and engage with dedicated staff from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. As part of the Digital Humanities department, you will be at the leading edge of digital studies and will be part of a vibrant multicultural student body. We offer a lively mix of theory and practical work and the knowledge and skills gained by our students are extremely attractive to employers. Our research is internationally excellent and the department’s joint submission (with Culture, Media & Creative Industries) to the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) was ranked first in the UK for research power.

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

Graduate prospects

75

%

£30K

Fact file

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study. is the median salary for those graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Librarians and conservators • Academics and teaching professionals • Social media strategists and digital project managers • Production assistant and designer • Data analysts and engineers.

1st in UK for research ‘power’.

1

REF, 2014

1st department in the world to offer a PhD in Digital Humanities.

1

#1

International leader in the field working across public sectors, cultural heritage and industry.

% 6STUDY

94% WORK

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DHLE Survey 2013

Taught courses Course Digital Asset & Media Management MA

Digital Culture & Society MA

Digital Curation (joint with Humboldt University Berlin) MA

Digital Humanities MA

KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

√ √

Study abroad

Placements/internships

Part-time

Distance learning

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Digital Humanities Digital Humanities

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Research courses Course Digital Humanities MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I find it exciting to have had the chance to study with some of the most respected leaders in this emerging field during my time at King’s. From museums, cultural heritage, 3D modelling, text encoding and text development – you can really craft your own path with a degree in Digital Humanities and perhaps one of the most encouraging aspects of this field is how many options there are for employment.’ Lauren Digital Humanities MA

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘King’s is one of the few universities in the UK which offers Digital Humanities as a field of study, and the staff have an international reputation as founders and leaders in the subject. Because of the applied nature of the subject, and the work that many of the staff do as part of large international research projects, being part of the Department gives me a wonderful insight into what my future work might be.’ Rebecca Digital Humanities Research MPhil / PhD

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English

English

We offer a wide range of exciting master’s courses covering literature and culture from the medieval period to the 21st century, with the chance to study cutting-edge topics including gaming, performance studies and medical humanities. As well as being taught by world-leading academics, you will be a member of the wider English community at King’s and can participate in our vibrant programme of visiting speakers, research seminars and graduate conferences. Dissertation workshops throughout the year ensure graduates have highly developed skills in writing, research and critical argument. Our PhD courses cover topics ranging from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Broad expertise and access to world-class libraries, archives, theatres and cultural institutions make ours an unsurpassed research environment.

Graduate prospects

75

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

%

£19K

is the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Journalists • Publishing and marketing assistants • Teaching professionals and lecturers • Production and post-production assistants • Researchers and analysts.

Ranked 8th in the UK for research.

8

REF, 2014

3

3 courses taught together with experts from the British Library and the Globe Theatre. Shakespeare400 – a programme of events, publications, performances and exhibitions including a King’s Shakespeare Festival in 2016 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

% 11 STUDY % 17 OTHER

5WORK% &

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Fact file

67% WORK

STUDY

DHLE Survey 2013

Taught courses Course Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory MA

Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission MA

Eighteenth Century Studies MA

English: 1850-Present MA

KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

Study abroad

Placements/internships

Part-time

Distance learning

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English English

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Taught courses continued Course Medical Humanities MSc

Medieval English: Sex, Gender & Culture MA

Medieval Studies MA

Shakespeare Studies MA

Theatre and Performance Studies MA

Research courses Course English MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University or Humboldt University Berlin)

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘King’s is an ideal institution for doctoral research, its location and facilities provide access to a wide range of invaluable resources. King’s provides a vibrant and active research environment. I am particularly impressed with the range of research activities and events taking place with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: there are many opportunities to develop projects, organize workshops and seminars, publish research, gain teaching experience and present at conferences.’ Amy English Research MPhil / PhD

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Located in the heart of London, the department is defined by the synergy between a shared focus on contemporary Europe and international political economy. This gives us a unique perspective, combining strong expertise of European countries and the EU with approaches focused on understanding economic and political dynamics at a transnational and global level. Students on our programmes benefit from our partnerships with the Global Institutes at King’s which allow us to further expand the geographical coverage of our courses. We currently offer our 30 PhD students first-class research spaces and facilities to explore their own research topic, as well as a vibrant community where they can test and confront their ideas. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

Fact file

86

of graduates in full-time work were in graduate-level work.

£22K

£22,500 is the median salary for those graduates in full-time work

%

Ranked 1st in the UK on ‘research power’ for Politics and International Political Economy.

1

REF, 2014

Study abroad (European Studies MA optional pathway) at two of the most prestigious institutions in Europe, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) Paris and the Humboldt University Berlin.

Recent graduates are now: • International Analysts • Working in foreign economic policy • Social security expert • Policy advisor • Research administration. % 8STUDY

% 15 OTHER

2WORK% & STUDY

European and International Studies

European and International Studies

2009

Designated by the European Commission as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Law and Governance in 2009.

75% WORK

DHLE Survey 2013

Taught courses Course Double Master’s in European & Asian Affairs NEW MA European Political Economy MA

√ √

NEW

European Studies MA

International Political Economy MA

KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

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European and International Studies European and International Studies

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Research courses Course European Studies MPhil / PhD

International Political Economy MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I have chosen to study MA European studies having in mind that the main subject which has been analysed is Europe, within the European Union’s boundaries and across them, its identity, history and main challenges that it faces. I am happy to have the opportunity to exchange views and opinions on the main topics of the contemporary Europe with students coming from all parts of it.’ Marina European Studies MA

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I had a great deal of faith in King’s as an institution, having done my MA here and it being my first choice when applying for a PhD. I recall finding the academic staff at the Department of European & International Studies accomplished and inspirational, and I still do. I am also greatly enjoying the exchange with more experienced PhD students in the department.’ Ann European Studies MPhil / PhD

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Ranked first in the UK for Film Studies in the Guardian University Guide, King’s offers you the opportunity to learn from world leaders in the field, and to immerse yourself in the capital’s thriving cinema culture.

Film Studies

Film Studies

Graduate prospects

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Recent graduates are now: • Working in the film industry • Professional teachers • Writers • Tutorers • Bankers. DHLE Survey 2013

Wide-ranging academic expertise allows for an interdisciplinary focus on the relationship between film and other disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, geography, music and art installation. Located in central London, we combine academic excellence with the city’s diverse facilities for film research. Our events programme frequently includes partners such as the BFI Southbank, the national institute for film. We have internationally recognised research strengths in European cinema, American cinema, East Asian cinema, cultural studies, and film-philosophy.

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Ranked 1st in the United Kingdom for Film Studies. Guardian University Guide, 2015.

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The London Film Society at King’s runs Short Cuts, an annual film competition where filmmakers write, edit and create a short film in just 48 hours.

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King’s established its London Film Society for students with weekly free film screenings and filmmaker meetings.

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Taught courses Course Film Studies (Film & Philosophy Pathway available) MA

Research courses Course Film Studies MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

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French

French

Ranked first in London for French studies by the Complete University Guide (2016), King’s offers an unparalleled opportunity to study at a top-tier department in one of the liveliest cities in the world. The majority of our research is rated as ‘internationally excellent’. With strengths in post-colonial/francophone studies, all periods of French and francophone literature, French visual culture and modern French thought, we offer two taught programmes: a master’s in French Literature & Culture, and an interdisciplinary MA in critical theory. We are among the top-ranked destinations in the UK for research in French Studies, and have a vibrant community of research students. In addition to excellent supervision we offer training and research networks within the Faculty, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, and the Graduate School. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

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Taught courses Course Critical Methodologies MA

French Literature & Culture MA

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German

German

Ranked the best German department in London, we are home to an exceptional research culture which provides an intellectually stimulating and supportive base for our postgraduate students. Our extensive links with Comparative Literature, Film Studies and European and International Studies provide unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary research, while a range of international study options provide unique opportunities for joint research with top European universities. Students are fully integrated into our lively research community and collaborate with leading scholars of international standing across an unusually wide range of subjects, from the medieval and Early Modern periods, through to modern culture, literature, film and theatre, as well as politics, philosophy and history.

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Ranked 1st in London for German Studies.

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teaching satisfaction rating. NSS, 2014

DHLE Survey 2013

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Taught courses Course German & Comparative Literature MRes

Research courses Course German MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Stuttgart University, Humboldt University Berlin or the Sorbonne in Paris)

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History

History

King’s historians are based in a large, vibrant department, whose staff members are world leaders in an extraordinarily broad spectrum of historical fields of research, from the early medieval to the contemporary world. King’s has a long-standing reputation for offering exceptionally wide coverage of British and European medieval history, and of the history of modern empires. We are also one of Britain’s foremost centres for the study of Australian and contemporary British history, and for the history of science, technology and medicine. We have expertise in all periods of British history from the fifth to late 20thcentury, and in most periods of European history, with specialists on modern Germany, Poland and Russia in particular. Our global range is also very broad, including specialists on China, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, India and the Middle East.

Graduate prospects

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of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

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£21K

£21,500 was the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

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One of the top 10 history departments in Europe. QS rankings, 2014

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40 Staff and 80 PhD students. 5th in the UK for research quality. REF, 2014

Recent graduates are now: • Teachers • Administrators • Political researchers • Consultant historical researchers • Visitor services. % 37 STUDY

37% WORK

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Taught courses Course Early Modern History MA European History (with European partner universities) MA

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History of War MA

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History

THE ENTHUSIAST ‘I became interested in the history of war because I am of a generation whose parents served in World War II. My father, uncle and all my friends’ fathers served in the war and they never talked about it. It was this mysterious world that I was not allowed to enter. I developed a really strong interest in trying to find out what they experienced. This led me to study military history. I want to record what these people did, the sacrifices they made and what they went through so that it’s not forgotten. I graduated from my last degree 40 years ago. The first advice I would give to other mature learners is don’t be frightened. You can do this and coming back is easier than you’d think. King’s is so welcoming to mature students and my professors were always available when I needed advice and guidance. If you’ve thought about returning for a degree – do it, it’s worth it!’ Ted History of War MA Watch Ted’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 75


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Taught courses continued Course Medieval History MA

Modern History MA

Nineteenth-Century Studies MA

Science, Technology & Medicine in History MA

World History & Cultures MA

Research courses Course History MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore) Palaeography & Manuscript Studies MPhil / PhD

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VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I wanted to improve my technical and theoretical knowledge, and London was best place to do this because of the sheer quantity of archives and cultural collections within reach. I chose King’s because of the strong teaching and research reputation of the department, as well as the range of modules: they were interesting, interdisciplinary and encouraged exploration.’ Alice History Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with HKU/NUS)

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Music

Music

The Music Department at King’s is one of the most prestigious in the UK and is ranked in the top 10 music departments in the country (Complete University Guide, 2016). We offer high-level teaching programmes and a flourishing research culture in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, sound studies, jazz and popular music studies. We benefit from links with the Royal Academy of Music and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Our distinguished faculty and team of associated researchers aim to produce well-rounded musicians who will be able to use their expertise in a wide variety of professional and academic contexts, and who will critically reflect on, and contribute to, society by means of music.

Graduate prospects

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of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

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£19K

was the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Composers • Professors • Musical supervisor/conductors • Recording managers • Chamber music assistants.

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Large variety of student societies in which students can get involved including King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, the Chapel Choir and GKT Music Society. Close links with the Royal Academy of Music in London and in close proximity to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera and the Southbank Arts Centre.

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Taught courses Course Master of Music (Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology) MMus

Certificate in Advanced Musical Studies (CAMS) PG Cert

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Music Music

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Research courses Course Music (with pathways in composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, digital musicology, and performance with research) MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘King’s MMus has definitely offered me high-quality teaching in a variety of subjects and the chance to develop my own ideas and research skills under the supervision of an expert in the field. To add to my great experience of the MMus, the university’s location is only minutes away from many of the country’s best classical music and opera venues – a music student could hardly ask for more!’ Flora Music MMus

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I chose King’s because I felt that the wide-ranging expertise on offer and the variety within the course would be more suitable to me than another course of only composition. As a composer at King’s you take two modules with the musicologists, and I’ve found that my academic studies have fed into my composition and enhanced my work in ways I couldn’t have predicted.’ Adil Music Research MPhil/PdD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University

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Philosophy

Philosophy

We cover all major areas of philosophy, with particular strengths in history of philosophy, philosophy of mind/psychology, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, ethics/ action theory, epistemology and philosophy of medicine. We capitalise on this by offering four different master’s programmes, geared equally to philosophy graduates and conversion students, and boasting an unrivalled range of optional modules in these areas and more. Supervision of our research students (whether pursuing the two-year MPhilStud or the three-year MPhil / PhD) is carefully tailored to their own individual needs. But philosophy is teamwork, making progress by working through problems together via argument and debate: so we also run special weekly seminars where postgraduate students gather to share ideas, plus numerous informal reading groups across a warm, collegial and inclusive department.

Graduate prospects

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for quality and power of research.

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Recent graduates are now: • Editorial assistants • Investment writing • Data analysts • Researchers and lecturers • Project manager.

optional MA modules offering an unrivalled range across all the major areas of philosophy. Ranked 1st in London for Philosophy. Guardian 2015

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49% WORK

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Taught courses Course History of Philosophy MA

Philosophy MA

Philosophy of Medicine MA

Philosophy of Psychology MA

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Philosophy Philosophy

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Research courses Course Master of Philosophical Studies MPhilStud

Philosophy Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore or Humboldt University Berlin)

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The first thing that stood out to me about King’s was the sheer number of opportunities for pursuing my studies. Being in London and at a well-established university has its advantages. Aside from providing a comprehensive list of modules, there is always an abundance of extracurricular activities on hand. Specially, there is a huge amount of reading groups, conferences and departmental presentations available for me to pursue my individual interests.’ Farhan Philosophy MA

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘Having completed a Philosophy BA at King’s, I knew that there was nowhere I’d rather go for my postgraduate studies. Throughout my time as an undergraduate, I found the other students and the staff to be incredibly friendly. It was this sense of a lively academic community, combined with the excellence of the teaching staff, which influenced my decision to continue at King’s.’ Poppy Philosophy Research MPhilStud

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Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies (SPLAS) at King’s has historic roots in the academic study of the Iberian world, with Spanish being taught here since 1831, and Portuguese since the 1860s. Today the department has one of the largest concentrations of expertise in Hispanic, Lusophone and Latin American studies in the UK. Our research and teaching cover a wide range of themes and periods in literary studies, history and contemporary culture and society, with specialisms including medieval Iberian literature, Latin American visual arts, Lusophone Atlantic and Islamic history, Brazilian popular music, modern Spanish and Spanish American literature, Hispanic theatre and translation studies. We offer an exciting environment which will give you the intellectual training and practical language skills necessary for a successful future career.

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of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

£18K

the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Administrators • Editorial assistants • Junior executives • Spanish lecturers

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

King’s modern languages ranked 9th in the UK and 79% of research considered world-leading or internationally excellent.

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2012 saw SPLAS acquisition of 50,000 volumes previously held in London’s Canning House Library. Over 500 million people in 30 countries across 5 continents use Spanish or Portuguese as their 1st language.

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Taught courses Course Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies MA

Research courses Course Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies MPhil / PhD

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Theology & Religious Studies

Theology & Religious Studies Theology & Religious Studies at King’s is a vibrant department reflecting a wide range of approaches to the study of religion: anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political, philosophical, sociological, textual and theological. King’s has drawn outstanding scholars from all over the globe to teach key aspects of the world’s religions: their histories, social contexts, art, philosophies, belief systems, practices and the texts they hold sacred. There is a particular focus on the three ‘Abrahamic’ religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and their interaction. The department’s work, however, goes well beyond study of the Abrahamic traditions, with exciting work in Buddhist studies. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

80

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

£20K

the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

%

Recent graduates are now: • Development pastor • Church of England rectors • Field researchers • Lecturers • Political and communications officers.

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52%

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Taught courses Course Biblical Studies (with Language & Literature or Theology pathways) MA

Christianity & the Arts MA

Jewish Studies MA

Religion in Contemporary Society MA

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Theology & Religious Studies

Theology & Religious Studies

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Taught courses continued Course Systematic Theology MA

Theology & Religious Studies Graduate Diploma

Research courses Course Theology & Religious Studies MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘My goal is to become an academic with an interest in Shi’a Islamic Studies and Western philosophy and King’s has opened up a window of opportunities for me. My supervisors have been helpful and the department has aided me financially. My humble advice for postgraduate students is to engage with your supervisors, present papers and attend conferences – this gives vitality to your PhD and opens up employment opportunities.’ Imranali Theology & Religious Studies Research MPhil / PhD

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Dental & Oral Science

Dental & Oral Science The Dental Institute, the UK’s largest, has a strong and dynamic culture of teaching and research with internationally-renowned academic staff. Clinical students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, recently refurbished to reinforce our standing as Europe’s leading centre for dental and professional oral healthcare education. Non-clinical students work in laboratories where world-leading research is carried out, or work with academics who influence oral healthcare internationally. Distance learning programmes combine online learning, clinical practice and face-to-face campus activity. All programmes combine evidence-based teaching and learning while developing a sophisticated knowledge of clinical care, combined with a deeper understanding of research methodology. Postgraduate research students are part of a world-class team whose research quality has been rated at 90 per cent world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014).

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Postgraduate taught courses, more than any other dental school in the UK. Postgraduate distance-learning students, in 54 countries.

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Ranked 1st in the UK for Dentistry. QS World University Rankings, 2015

Research rated world-leading or internationally excellent. REF, 2014

Dental Institute awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award.

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Taught courses Course Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc

Aesthetic Dentistry MSc

Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip Dental Public Health MSc

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Dental & Oral Science

THE ACADEMIC ‘I’ve been at King’s since 1995 – I came here to study and I never left! Before coming to King’s, I qualified as a dentist and worked in general practice and community dental service for about four years. What got me interested in the Conservative Dentistry MSc was the chance to actually build a patient’s smile. I’m now Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Dental Institute. It’s lovely to be able to treat patients, teach students and do the research that I’m really interested in at the same time. One thing that King’s has taught me is the idea of life-long learning. It doesn’t stop. You can always carry on learning in order to get to the point where you really do enjoy what you are doing, at the same time as being really good at it.’ Rebecca Conservative Dentistry (MSc) Dental Oral Science (PhD) Watch Rebecca’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 85


Dental & Oral Science Dental & Oral Science

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Taught courses continued Course Endodontics PG Dip

Endodontics MSc

Endodontology MClinDent Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent

Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc Operative Dentistry PG Dip Orthodontics MSc Paediatric Dentistry MSc Periodontology MClinDent Prosthodontics MClinDent Regenerative Dentistry MSc Special Care Dentistry MSc

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Unravelling the molecular mechanisms that control head development underpins a broader understanding of the genetic basis of craniofacial malformations. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including genetics and epigenetics, highresolution imaging and modern molecular biology and informatics using different animal models.

Graduate prospects

Fact file Internationally recognised at the forefront of research in developmental and stem cell biology.

Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • University academics • Management careers • Research grants administration • Clinical trials organisation • Science publishing

State-of-theart laboratory facilities in an open and interactive environment.

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Current projects investigate craniofacial organs – teeth, salivary glands, sense organs, the pituitary and the skeleton – during development and disease, the in vivo function of stem cells, their interaction with bioactive materials, and their potential as reservoirs for continued growth and repair after tissue damage.

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

YRS

Over 20 years of high-quality cuttingedge research projects.

Research themes – Biomaterial Sciences, Cancer, Clinical Research, Development Biology, Genetics/Epigenetics, Imaging, Signalling & Cell Communications, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Research courses Course Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology (Non Clinical) MPhil / PhD

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology (Clinical) MPhil / PhD

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Mucosal & Salivary Biology

Mucosal & Salivary Biology

PhD students are working with internationally recognised researchers examining different aspects of health and disease on oral and other mucosal surfaces of the body.

Graduate prospects Recent graduates are now: • University academics • Postdoctoral researchers • Conducting clinical trials • Industrial scientists DHLE Survey 2013

The range of projects being investigated reflects the laboratory-based expertise in basic and clinical sciences and the rich resource of clinical samples from patients willing to take part in research projects. PhD projects are available in the broad areas of host-microbial interactions, including bacterial-, fungal- and viral-related diseases, pathogenesis and early diagnosis of oral cancer, and the function of salivary glands and saliva in health and disease, including salivarybased diagnostics.

Fact file A mix of internationally recognised research programmes including host-pathogen interactions and microbiome research, saliva, head and neck cancer and mucosal pathology. Links with major industrial partners for commercial and clinical research. Collaborative academic endeavour between basic scientists and clinical scientists.

Research themes – Biomaterial Sciences, Cancer, Clinical Research, Diagnostics & Biomarkers, Genetics/Epigenetics, Imaging, Immunity & Infection, Oral Disease, Public Health, Signalling & Cell Communications, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Research courses Course Mucosal & Salivary Biology (Non Clinical) MPhil / PhD

Mucosal & Salivary Biology (Clinical) MPhil / PhD

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PhD students work with international experts from Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry, Social and Behavioural Science, Biostatistics and Dental Public Health. Research themes encompass three key areas: (1) social determinants of health, oral epidemiology, the burden of oral disease and links between oral and systemic diseases; (2) oral health experience and practice, including healthrelated behaviour, disability and oral health, patient empowerment and early recognition of disease; (3) dental care delivery, including quality of care, global dental workforce, professionalism, leadership and philosophy. We welcome students from a range of backgrounds, including dental professions, biostatistics and social and behavioural scientists.

Graduate prospects

Population & Patient Health

Population & Patient Health

Fact file Contribute worldleading research on key global health and healthcare issues.

Recent graduates are now: • Consultants in Dental Public Health • Scientific editors • University lecturers • Clinical researchers • Research associates

Social and Behavioural Sciences, Dental Public Health, Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry.

DHLE Survey 2013

State-of-the-art facilities in an open and active environment.

Research themes – Cancer, Clinical Research, Diagnostics & Biomarkers, Health Systems & Health Policy, Immunity & Infection, Oral Disease, Public Health, Social & Behavioural Science. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Research courses Course Population & Patient Health (Non Clinical) MPhil / PhD

Population & Patient Health (Clinical) MPhil / PhD

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Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics

Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics The division provides a unique interface between basic and applied research through to clinical translation. The primary focus is to develop strategies to repair, replace and regenerate various tissues. The division offers a comprehensive range of research, including stem cell biology, tissue engineering, development of biomaterials for dental, clinical and maxillofacial reconstruction as well as state-of-the-art imaging for the characterisation of bioengineered human tissues and disease diagnosis and monitoring. The division encourages and supports collaboration of diverse scientific and clinical expertise to facilitate translational and clinical research to impact health in a meaningful way.

Graduate prospects Recent graduates are now: • Clinical researchers • Postdoctoral researchers • Associate lecturers • Industrial scientists DHLE Survey 2013

Research themes – Biomaterial Sciences, Cancer, Clinical Research, Diagnostics & Biomarkers, Imaging, Immunity & Infection, Oral Disease, Public Health, Signalling & Cell Communications, Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Fact file Unique partnership with research-active front-line clinical services; providing clinicians, physicists, biologists, material scientists, medical engineers with direct and immediate clinical translation in disease management and tissue reconstruction. Co-localisation of specialist laboratories on one floor comprising cell and tissue culture, biomaterials development and testing, and stateof-the-art high resolution imaging facilities. Students are challenged by researchintensive teaching environment.

Research courses Course Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics (Non Clinical) MPhil / PhD

Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics (Clinical) MPhil / PhD

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Law

Law

Ranked first for research in the UK and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world*. Our expertise and influence extends across all levels of policy-making bodies in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Visiting professors and practitioners join us from all over the globe to deliver lectures, workshops and special events for our students. Postgraduates join a vibrant academic community with peers from diverse backgrounds and with a range of professional experience. Postgraduate students’ work encompasses the fields of competition law, human rights, medical ethics, construction law, European law, transnational law, politics, philosophy & law and more. The School is based in Somerset House East Wing, located in the heart of the British legal and political world and surrounded by global law firms.

Graduate prospects

90% £43K

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Number 1 in the UK for research.

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Over 30 partnerships with academic institutions across the globe.

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Top 20 in the world for Law. QS Rankings 2015

Recent graduates are now: • Corporate Lawyers • Immigration case owners • Intellectual property managers • Parliamentary researcher • Referendaire DHLE Survey 2013

Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus * REF, 2014, and QS World University Rankings, 2015

Taught courses Course LLM with pathways Competition Law LLM

European Law LLM

Intellectual Property & Information Law LLM

International Business Law LLM

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Law

THE CAREER BUILDER ‘I’m from France, so learning about another legal system in another country was very interesting and a real challenge in the beginning. I’m proud to have coped with it and to now be using it every day in the office. Addressing fictitious disputes for exam papers as a student is quite a different experience to dealing with actual cases, but they prepared me well for practising law in the real world. I’ve found it challenging and intellectually stimulating, especially in my field of securitisation. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time at King’s was gathering with my fellow students in a café after our lectures, ordering a pot of tea and then exchanging our thoughts and ideas. Studying in central London, learning from topquality teachers, making great friendships and achieving your goals is an experience I would wish for anyone.’ Elise International Financial Law LLM Watch Elise’s video here kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 92


Law

Law

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Taught courses continued Course LLM with pathways International Dispute Resolution LLM

International Financial Law LLM

International Tax LLM

Master of Laws LLM

Transnational Law LLM

MA / PG Dip courses Economics for Competition Law MA / PG Dip

EU Competition Law MA / PG Dip

European Union Law MA / PG Dip

UK, EU & US Copyright Law MA / PG Dip

Global Ethics & Human Values MA

Medical Ethics & Law MA

Medical Law MA

MSc courses Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc

Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc

Research courses Course Law Research MPhil / PhD KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

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Basic & Life Sciences

Basic & Life Sciences

As one of Europe’s largest centres for biomedical and life sciences research and training, our department’s academic expertise is globally acclaimed in a wide range of basic and applied sciences, continuing a rich legacy of pioneering science at King’s. You will benefit from our strong partnerships with industry and healthcare organisations, including our world-renowned partner NHS Foundation Trusts, as well as from our firstclass facilities. Our programmes often include extended research projects, which enable you to gain in-depth practical experience within one or more of King’s world-class research laboratories. With our emphasis on nurturing employability, including business skills, our research-led courses will give you the specialised knowledge and skills required for specific clinical, scientific or industrial careers.

Graduate prospects

96

of graduates in work are in graduatelevel work.

%

£31K

the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

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Ranked top in the UK for Clinical Medicine in terms of the proportion rated 3* or 4*.

100%

Research-active laboratories offering research projects (Biomedical & Molecular Science Research MSc / MRes). PhD completion rate within four years (Randall Division).

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Taught courses Course Aviation Medicine MSc

Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc / MRes Cardiovascular Research MSc Cellular Therapy from Bench to Market MSc

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Basic & Life Sciences

Basic & Life Sciences

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Taught courses continued Course Genomic Medicine (with St George’s, University of London) PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc

Human & Applied Physiology MSc Immunology MSc Molecular Biophysics MRes

Research Biobanking MSc Space Physiology & Health MSc

Translational Cancer Medicine MRes

Research courses Course Cell & Molecular Biophysics, Randall Division of MPhil / PhD / MD(Res)

Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences, Centre of (CHAPS) MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The rigorous training to be an independent researcher and frequent seminars from national and international guest speakers have helped me to learn about the process of answering the most fundamental questions in biological science. If science is to progress there must be collaboration between governments, interchange between international scientific communities and closer links between science and business globally. King’s has each of these components.’ Nikita Division of Cell & Molecular Biology MPhil / PhD KEY: Opportunities available (see page 14):

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Healthcare Management & Leadership

Healthcare Management & Leadership King’s offers an established wide range of courses for healthcare professionals and managers designed to support improved healthcare service delivery through career development for clinical scientists, clinicians, general practitioners, allied health professionals and healthcare policy-makers and leaders. Our courses combine rigorous academic content with training in clinical competencies, research and critical analysis. Students enjoy teaching by some of the leading experts in the field. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

88

of graduates went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

£42K

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%

Recent graduates are now: • Physiotherapists • Business and financial project managers • Health services and public health managers • In further postgraduate study.

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Taught courses Course Global Health MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Palliative Care MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Public Health MPH / MSc / MPH (Primary Care)

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Healthcare Management & Leadership

Healthcare Management & Leadership

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Research courses Course Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Research MPhil / PhD

Health & Social Care (Research Division) MPhil / PhD / DHC

VOICE OF THE ACADEMIC ‘Since the programme’s inception, students have reported added value in learning alongside other professions, particularly with regard to lateral thinking, questioning preconceived ideas and improved communication opportunities. Nearly a third of students who have completed the MSc are from outside the UK. We are convinced that the different working experiences and cultures these students bring with them enhance the educational experience of the programme.’ Dr Jonathan Koffman Palliative Care MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

VOICE OF THE ACADEMIC ‘I work in the King’s Stroke Research Programme, an internationally recognised research group. Our research is truly multidisciplinary, including epidemiologists, clinicians, social scientists, statisticians and health economists. My PhD students are undertaking exciting projects, including ethnographic studies in acute clinical care settings aimed at improving the quality of care, and studies investigating contemporary modes of knowledge production and translation into practice.’ Professor Christopher McKevitt Health & Social Care MPhil / PhD

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Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering King’s Division of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering is a cutting-edge centre for research and teaching, designated as one of only four Wellcome Trust and EPSRC Centres of Excellence in Medical Engineering. The division is at the forefront of innovative education and training in imaging sciences and biomedical engineering, particularly in the development and clinical application of medical imaging, with some unique, professionally accredited and award-winning programmes. The division draws upon multidisciplinary staff expertise in medicine, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering and computing. Graduate provision includes some unique and award-winning programmes at the vanguard of the discipline. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

100%

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

£35K

£35,500 is the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Medical practitioners • Medical radiographers • University researchers • In further postgraduate study.

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Taught courses Course Medical Engineering & Physics MSc / PG Dip

Medical Imaging Sciences MRes Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

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Research courses Course Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering (Research Division) MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I’m working on the development of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pulse sequences to improve the detection of breast and pancreatic cancer cells by MRI with iron-based contrast agents. The division is just as multidisciplinary as my project, in my group there are computer scientists, physicists, biologists and chemists. There is always an expert at hand that I can approach for advice, and both my supervisors are world-renowned experts in the field of MRI.’ Dirk Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘With a chemistry background and an interest in medical imaging, this MSc was the obvious choice, giving me the chance to learn about the underlying physics and biochemistry required to become an imaging scientist. The availability of funding for the programme was an added bonus, and the links between King’s, several hospital departments and industrial organisations have provided opportunities to undertake work experience and meet potential employers.’ Daniel Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry MSc

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Medicine

Medicine

(including specialty training for Qualified Health Professionals)

Medical education at King’s is world renowned. Our innovative postgraduate courses support career development for clinical scientists, clinicians, general practitioners, allied health professionals and healthcare leaders. You will be taught by internationally distinguished staff at an institution that combines teaching, research and clinical practice at some of the country’s most famous hospital campuses, including Guy’s, Denmark Hill and St Thomas’.

Graduate prospects

100%

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

£33K

is the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

Recent graduates are now: • Medical doctors • Clinical and biomedical scientists • University researchers • Clinical registrars • Further postgraduate study.

The highlight for many students is the opportunity to carry out an original project within a leading research laboratory or clinical setting. We offer a comprehensive induction process, lively seminar programme and outstanding library, IT and simulation facilities.

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Taught courses Course Advanced Paediatrics MSc Advanced (Neuromusculoskeletal) Physiotherapy MSc

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Taught courses continued Course Medical Immunology MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Medical Ultrasound MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Nuclear Medicine: Science Practice MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Nutrition MSc / PG Dip Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc

Specialist Ultrasound Practice PG Cert

Vascular Ultrasound MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Research courses Course Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology (AALB) (Research Division) MPhil / PhD / MD(Res)

Cancer Studies (Research Division) MPhil / PhD

Cardiovascular (Research Division) MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with the University of Göttingen)

Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences (Research Division) MPhil / PhD

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Genetics & Molecular Medicine (Research Division) MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

Medical Education (Research Division) MPhil / PhD

Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology MPhil / PhD

Women’s Health (Research Division) MPhil / PhD / MD(Res)

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Medicine

Medicine (Specialty Training for Qualified Health Professionals)


Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Forensic Science

Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Forensic Science King’s has a strong tradition of achievement in pharmaceutical sciences, including successful spin-out companies and embedded commercial drug research units. Our suite of taught courses support education and training in drug development, drug control and forensic science as well as professional development for pharmacists. Our postgraduate portfolio is concerned with all stages of medicine development from drug discovery through to patient use and management. The programmes are designed to train those aiming to enter industry as well as existing practitioners wanting to develop their careers. Research excellence coupled with strong links with the pharmaceutical industry means that our students receive the most up-to-date and industry-relevant education.

Graduate prospects

93

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

£28K

the median salary of graduates in full-time work.

%

Recent graduates are now: • Quality Assurance and regulatory professionals • Pharmaceutical and medical scientists • Business and financial project management • University researchers • In further postgraduate study.

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Scientists offering varied research opportunities.

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24%

OTHER

64% WORK

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Taught courses Course Analytical Science for Industry MSc

Analytical Toxicology MSc

Biopharmaceuticals MSc

Clinical Pharmacology MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Forensic Science

THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE SEEKER ‘I’m really enjoying my life in London. Everyone is nice and willing to help me get used to my new life here. I did my undergraduate degree in China, but chose King’s for my postgraduate degree due to its reputation for Pharmacy & Pharmacology and King’s Health Partners. China is entering a time of reformation, so I want to get involved in the NHS to gain the knowledge to help China’s medical reform. I want to be a clinical pharmacist in China and while studying my master’s have decided to take a PhD at King’s to achieve this dream. Working at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s College hospitals means I can gain clinical knowledge, communicate with clinical experts and learn about the NHS, which is one of the key reasons I chose to study in the UK.’ Yating Clinical Pharmacology MSc Watch Yating’s video here kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 103


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Taught courses continued Course Drug Development Science MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Drug Discovery Skills MSc

Forensic Science MSc / MRes / PG Dip / PG Cert

Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control MSc

Pharmaceutical Technology MSc

Pharmacology MSc / MRes Pharmacy Practice MSc / MSc (Prescribing) / PG Dip / PG Dip (Prescribing) / PG Cert

Translational Medicine MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Research courses Course Analytical & Environmental Sciences MPhil / PhD

Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of MPhil / PhD

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is at the heart of scientific research throughout King’s. Our research-led programmes are based around staff interests. A focus of the department is to realise the transformative power of Chemistry at the interface with Biology and Medicine. Our current research covers the breadth of Chemistry with Chemical Biology as common ground. In a successful fusion of cell biology, chemistry and physics we apply chemical approaches to gain access to the molecular mechanism of complex cell biological problems, working with the cell biologists of the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics and the Physics Department.

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Graduates find employment in the following professions and sectors: • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries • Science journalism • Intellectual property • Government and academia. King’s interdisciplinary environment offers additional opportunities at the interface of chemistry and biomedicine in the biotech and start-up sector.

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1831

Alumnus Michael Levitt FRS won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, becoming King’s 12th Nobel Laureate. research groups within the department. Year of the appointment of first Professor of Chemistry, John Frederic Daniell.

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Taught courses Course Analytical Science for Industry MSc

Analytical Toxicology MSc

Biopharmaceuticals MSc

Clinical Pharmacology MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Chemistry Chemistry

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Taught courses continued Course Drug Development Science MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Drug Discovery Skills MSc Forensic Science MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control MSc

Pharmaceutical Technology MSc

Pharmacology MSc / MRes Pharmacy Practice MSc / MSc (Prescribing) / PG Dip / PG Dip (Prescribing) / PG Cert

Translational Medicine MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Research courses Course Analytical & Environmental Sciences MPhil / PhD

Chemistry MPhil / PhD

Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of MPhil / PhD

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Informatics

Informatics

Working in modern surroundings, you will have access to 170 dualboot PCs and benefit from an open-door policy, which plays a key role in creating a vibrant and inclusive community. We offer a range of exciting postgraduate courses in the fields of computing, robotics, telecommunications and most recently data science. These are delivered by academics who bring outstanding international reputations and contemporary experience, boast several major externally funded projects, a strong publication portfolio and significant research activity. Our postgraduate courses aim to prepare you for both professional and research-led careers, placing them at the forefront of study of all aspects of our modern, technological world, from mobile communications to big data.

Graduate prospects

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Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Aircraft manufacture • Data science • Electronic engineering • Software engineering • Product management.

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Professors in the Department of Informatics.

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Ranked 8th in the UK for quality of research.

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Taught courses Course Advanced Computing MSc Advanced Computing with Management MSc Advanced Software Engineering MSc Advanced Software Engineering with Management MSc

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Informatics Informatics

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Taught courses continued Course Computer Systems Engineering with Management MSc Computing & Internet Systems MSc Computing & Security MSc Computing, IT Law & Management MSc Data Science MSc Electronic Engineering with Management MSc Engineering with Management MSc Intelligent Systems MSc Mobile & Personal Communications MSc Mobile Internet Research with Industry MSc Robotics MSc Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc Telecommunications Research with Industry MSc Web Intelligence MSc

Research courses Course Computer Science Research MPhil / PhD

Robotics MPhil / PhD

Telecommunications MPhil / PhD

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Informatics

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ‘I had been working for several years before I came to King’s, but postgraduate study has always been one of my goals. I’m a software engineer for a company called Haemonetics, and worked part time throughout my full-time Computing & Security MSc course at King’s. It wasn’t easy, but I enjoyed being back in academia and having the chance to do research. Security is something that is always important within any kind of information system. The knowledge I gained during my MSc will always be useful to me, both in my current job and in the future when I may look for a role that’s more involved in the area of security. At Haemonetics, I now work on software that manages the distribution of blood within NHS hospitals. We make sure that the right blood gets to the right people at the right time for transfusions.’ Ben Computing and Security MSc Watch Ben’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 109


Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics at King’s has an established record of accomplishment in the central areas of both pure and applied mathematics dating back to the appointment of the first Professor of Mathematics in 1830. Our postgraduate courses and modules reflect and are influenced by the various research interests and activities of our world-renowned staff. The central London location provides our research groups with the opportunity to engage with other members of the academic community. The department runs various seminar series, including those run jointly with institutions in Paris and Brussels, and oversees doctoral training courses that provide a mathematically engaging environment for postgraduate study.

Graduate prospects

88

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

%

Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Trading • Risk management • Business analytics • Academia • Marketing.

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median salary of £33K The those graduates in full-time work.

4 research groups offer internships.

13% STUDY

18% OTHER

60% WORK

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WORK & STUDY

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Taught courses Course Complex Systems Modelling – from Biomedical & Natural to Economic & Social Sciences MSc

Financial Mathematics MSc

Mathematics Grad Dip

Mathematics MSc

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Mathematics

Taught courses continued Course Theoretical Physics MSc

Research courses Course Mathematics Research (Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics) MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE ACADEMIC ‘The most enjoyable and rewarding aspect of my job at King’s is to work in one of the top leading universities in the world with a location in a strategic position close to the City of London. This facilitates meetings and collaborations with industry, the private sector and banks. I teach on the largest Financial Mathematics MSc programme in the UK, where students are exposed to a diverse research group with expertise ranging from pure to applied mathematics.’ Professor Tiziana di Matteo Professor in Financial Mathematics

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘Having studied Mathematics at undergraduate level here at King’s, I wanted to continue my studies in the field of theoretical physics with a view to eventually pursuing a PhD. What appealed to me the most about the MSc programme at King’s, is the extensive variety of modules to choose from and the opportunity to conduct research alongside one of the academics during the three-month project aspect of the course.’ Christopher Theoretical Physics MSc

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Physics

Physics

Physics at King’s provides a supportive environment in topical areas of experimental, computational and theoretical research, building on a distinguished history. Our programmes reflect a focus for research in three key areas, Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology, Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology and the Theory & Simulation of Condensed Matter, each enjoying strong collaborative partnerships within London and with particular strengths in interdisciplinary research. Research is supported by access to world-class laboratories and facilities, while collaboration with our London partners also provides access to a wide range of options for our MSc course. The strength of our courses today builds on a strong tradition, with former staff including Wheatstone and Maxwell and four Nobel Laureates, while former students include recent Nobel Laureates Michael Levitt and Peter Higgs.

Graduate prospects

100%

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Software Engineering • Programming • Research. DHLE Survey 2013

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91%

of the department’s research output is world-leading or internationally excellent.

median salary of £33K The those graduates in full-time work.

6

Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students.

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Taught courses Course Physics Grad Dip

Physics MSc

Research courses Course Physics Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University / Erasmus Mundus) 112

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The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery is a pioneer and world leader in healthcare education and research. Many of our staff are practising clinicians and regarded as leaders in their fields. Their desire to advance education in nursing and midwifery has resulted in the boundaries of healthcare practices moving forward. Learning is done in a stimulating and supportive environment, while personal development and the achievement of excellence are actively encouraged. The Faculty is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a collaboration between King’s and three NHS Trust partners. This collaboration aims to combine world-class research, teaching and clinical practices under one roof, encouraging the next generation of clinicians to achieve real standards of excellence, for the benefit of patients.

Nursing & Midwifery

Nursing & Midwifery

Clinical Academic Careers

Fact file

A clinical academic is a nurse, midwife or allied health professional engaged in both clinical practice and research in the pursuit of excellent evidence-based healthcare. Research aims to inform and improve the effectiveness, quality and safety of healthcare. The focus is on building a research-led care environment and challenging existing practices.

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Top-rated Nursing faculty in London.

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92% of faculty postgraduate research degree students believe their supervisors have the skills and subject knowledge to support their research. of our research is ranked word-leading or internationally excellent. REF, 2014

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Taught courses Course Advanced Practice MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Advanced Practice: Leadership MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Advanced Practice: Midwifery MSc / PG Dip

Advanced Practice: Nurse Practitioner – District Nursing MSc

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Taught courses continued Course Advanced Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) PG Dip

Advanced Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) PG Dip

Clinical Nursing for International Students MSc Advanced Clinical Healthcare (Online) MSc

Clinical Research MRes

Diabetes – Clinical Care and Management (ENDCUP Only) MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Implementation & Improvement Science MSc

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Midwifery with Registration PG Dip (with option to top-up to an MSc Midwifery through part-time study) Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse PG Dip (with option to top-up to an MSc Nursing through part-time study) Nursing with Registration as a Children’s Nurse PG Dip (with option to top-up to an MSc Nursing through part-time study) Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse PG Dip (with option to top-up to an MSc Nursing through part-time study) Please note: Freestanding modules that count towards a master’s degree are also available.

Research courses Course Nursing & Midwifery Research with Hong Kong University MPhil / PhD

Health Studies Research MPhil / PhD

Midwifery Research MPhil / PhD

Nursing Research MPhil / PhD

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Nursing & Midwifery

THE CAREER CHANGER ‘While studying my undergraduate degree in media technology, which involved working in TV and radio studios, I chose to volunteer with St John Ambulance in my spare time. I became interested in medicine and helping people, and made the decision to study nursing at King’s before I finished my first degree. While I was studying at King’s, I joined the Territorial Army and spent three months working at a hospital in Camp Bastian, Afghanistan. It was a unique experience and made me realise that I didn’t want to be a ward nurse. While I was in Afghanistan, I applied for my current job at King’s College Hospital working in the Emergency Department. After my tour, I progressed to Senior Staff Nurse and now do a job share where I’m 50 per cent clinical and 50 per cent research nurse. Studying nursing at King’s opens up a lot of opportunities and has helped guide my career choices and progression.’ Graeme Accelerated diploma of higher education in Adult Nursing (equivalent to PG Dip) Watch Graeme’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 115


Addictions

Addictions

Also known as the National Addiction Centre (NAC), the Addictions Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience has developed a body of research evidence that has informed the development of new treatment services for alcohol, smoking and drug problems in the UK. The NAC is one of the most productive research groups in Europe. Research and Development Europe (RAND) has rated Substance Abuse Research at the NAC as leading the field. The emphasis of our research and teaching is on ‘what works’ in the prevention and treatment of substance misuse: the NAC represents a network of clinicians, researchers and clinical teachers who have a shared commitment to excellence in prevention and treatment work.

Graduate prospects

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100

of graduates in work are in graduate-level work.

Recent graduates are now: • Clinical specialist/director • Positions in local or national organisations requiring understanding of policy dissemination at local, national or international level • Manager of addictions services • Drug worker • Substance misuse nurse specialist • Psychology assistant, research assistant • PhD study or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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Taught courses Course Addiction Studies MSc / PG Cert International Programme in Addiction Studies MSc

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The Division of Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, is one of the leading centres for neuroscience research in the world. Our researchers, scientists and MSc students work within a multidisciplinary environment. Our work focuses on understanding the mechanisms of the brain and nervous system, and improving treatments for diseases. We link internationally-leading, across-thelifespan research, with large acute clinical services, and a vibrant postgraduate programme offering. Our research activity is housed in exceptional facilities, and students can choose from an exciting range of projects. Research encompasses the full spectrum of state-of-theart molecular and cell biology approaches.

Graduate prospects

91

%

Basic & Clinical Neuroscience

Basic & Clinical Neuroscience

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Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation • Training as clinical psychologists • Scientific publishing • Clinical and non-clinical academic careers in neurology, psychiatry and allied health care professions • PhD study.

Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute is set to be one of Europe’s largest centres for interdisciplinary neuroscience excellence. We host King’s Health Partners Centre for Neurodegeneration Research and MRC London Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank – exploring the causes of and cure for neurodegenerative conditions. Groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke.

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Taught courses Course Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences MSc

Clinical Neuroscience MSc Neuroscience MSc

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Basic & Clinical Neuroscience Basic & Clinical Neuroscience

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Research courses Course Clinical Neuroscience MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

Neuroscience MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘After medical school I decided to pursue a career in academic neurology. I sought a master’s focusing on links between basic science and neurological diseases such as motor neurone disease and Alzheimer’s. The Clinical Neuroscience MSc met these criteria and I was delighted that most lectures and activities are led by neurologists who see patients and undertake research.’ Mustafa Clinical Neuroscience MSc

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Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, we are an internationally leading specialist group in methodology for mental health research. We have particular expertise in measurement, developmental and longitudinal analysis.

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Graduate prospects

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Recent graduates are now: • Careers in academia • Biostatisticians in health organisations, government and industry.

We train staff and students in research to understand and improve mental health. Extensive collaborations within King’s and other universities in the UK and the US.

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Our contribution is recognised in over 60 papers a year, and numerous grant awards.

Areas of particularly strong methodology include generalised structural equation modelling, causal analysis and cluster analysis. Areas of strong collaboration include autism, chronic fatigue and eating disorders. The department also hosts the IoPPN’s UKCRC-accredited King’s Clinical Trials Unit which provides randomisation, data management, trial management and statistical analysis for a growing portfolio of both single and multicentre trials. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Research courses Course Biostatistics MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, the department is world-renowned for its progressive research in the area of child psychiatry, and our programmes are taught by leading academics in the field. Children live through multiple periods of critical, sometimes chaotic, development affecting the way they think, feel and perceive. Our goal is to understand in principle how childhood disorders are distinct from their adult equivalents. We then apply those principles to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. We provide the essential link between state-ofthe-art science and its translation into clinical services, strengthened by our pivotal role within King’s Health Partners, and our staff’s connections with the National Specialist teams based at the Maudsley Hospital. The Department is also home to the National Academy of Parenting Research.

Graduate prospects

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Exceptional clinical placement opportunities. Access to clinical resources, journal club, Grand Rounds and web-based clinical learning to supplement direct experience.

Recent graduates are now: • In clinical practice with enhanced skills and knowledge in child mental health Family Therapy programmes prepare students for registration with the UKCP as a systemic family therapist. Students go on to work within the NHS or similar settings. Successful graduates can apply for family and systemic psychotherapy posts and work privately.

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Expertise: ASD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression, SelfHarm, Antisocial Behaviour, Conduct Disorder, Family Therapy.

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82% WORK

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Taught courses Course Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc

Family Therapy MSc / Grad Cert

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Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, the centre uses the expertise of specialists from a wide range of disciplines who focus their research on the mission to advance our understanding of brain development, through collaborative multi-disciplinary studies.

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Such is the complexity of the brain’s construction that neurobiologists are still far from a complete structural and functional understanding of its basic operations, let alone even beginning to understand the nature of the higher functions – such as thought and consciousness – of which possibly only the human brain is capable. It is our goal to further the understanding of this structure through our current research programmes: • Building brains: animal models and tissue engineering • Assembly and Plasticity of Neural Circuits • Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

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Developmental Neurobiology

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

The centre became part of the IoPPN in 2014 as part of a new Division of Neuroscience. Over the past decade, the centre grew to comprise nearly 30 laboratories. Approximately 150 scientists, students, and staff are working on related questions concerning the early steps in nervous system development.

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Research courses Course MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology MPhil / PhD

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Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science

Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience is home to one of Europe’s largest research groups focusing on the development of prosocial and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan. Our academics have expertise from basic animal models through to the latest neuroimaging techniques. We align this expertise in biological approaches with epidemiology and the social sciences. We are world leaders in areas including brain imaging of infants; autistic spectrum disorders and ADHD; conduct disorder; callous unemotional behaviour in children; antisocial personality disorder in adulthood; maternal stress/abuse and subsequent development of antisocial behaviour in offspring. In order to translate our findings into practice and to improve patient outcomes, our work is integrated with clinical services within the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

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Recent graduates have gone on to: • Enhanced clinical practice as psychiatrists or psychologists • PhD study • Forensic or clinical psychology training • Research assistants • Nursing with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders

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Outstanding opportunities for clinical placements for master’s students. Extensive collaborative links with national and international centres, including large EU-funded training networks linking the IoPPN to China, the US and the Netherlands.

£45M

£45 million in research funding, and consistently published in the world’s leading neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry journals.

WORK

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Taught courses Course Clinical Forensic Psychiatry MSc / PG Dip

Clinical Forensic Psychology MSc

Forensic Mental Health MSc / PG Dip

Forensic Mental Health Research MSc

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Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science

Research courses Course Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The course included a 75-day clinical placement where students take the role of honorary assistant psychologist two days a week, allowing me to see first-hand how a secure forensic psychiatric service operates. This placement was complemented by excellent teaching which translates directly to the work I do. I now have a place to complete a PhD with the Biomedical Research Centre at the IoPPN for which I will be collecting data at Broadmoor Hospital looking to identify biomarkers of treatment outcomes in mentally disordered violent offenders.’ Ottilie Forensic Mental Health MSc (Clinical Forensic Psychology pathway)

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Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science

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Health Service & Population Research

Health Service & Population Research Comprising five key research centres, we promote and conduct high quality health service and population research in mental health and epidemiology relevant to policy and practice, both nationally and internationally. Our researchers develop ways to tailor effective services to the age, gender or culture of people in need of help and encourage service-user and carer involvement in mental health research to ensure evidence-based health treatment and care.

Graduate prospects

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Our department houses the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC).

of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

%

Recent graduates are now: • Senior clinicians and service managers • Academic researchers • Policymakers (eg NGOs, World Health Organisation) • Doctoral researchers or clinical psychologists. % 22 STUDY

By providing effective teaching and training in health service and population research skills, we aim to drive up the quality of mental health services, to achieve the best outcomes for patients and to enhance their quality of life, offering best value for money and reducing the stigma of mental illness. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

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Our MSc Global Mental Health is a collaboration between King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

40

40 PhD students from 16 different countries.

72% WORK

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Taught courses Course Global Mental Health MSc Mental Health Service & Population Research MSc

Research courses Course Health Service & Population Research MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD 124

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Promoting an interdisciplinary research environment with a world-leading combination of application-oriented brain imaging, analysis and clinical expertise for the definition, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences is a joint venture between King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM). Our long-term objective is to translate ongoing preclinical developments in neuroimaging to the clinic, improving diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and neurological diseases. We use a wide range of neuroimaging techniques from pharmacological MRI and spectroscopy techniques to perfusion, diffusion, functional and structural imaging.

Neuroimaging

Neuroimaging

Graduate prospects

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Recent graduates are now: • Establishing a career in neuroimaging or related professions within the NHS and pharmaceutical industry • In further study.

% 33 STUDY

60

The Department houses the Preclinical Imaging Unit (PIU), comprising state-ofthe-art purpose-built MR research facilities for preclinical experimental research. Our NHS partnerships provide opportunities for students to apply basic imaging technology to mental illness and neurological disorders. Current research projects: neurodegeneration, epilepsy, stroke, pain, psychosis, affective disorders, developmental disorders.

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Taught courses Course Neuroimaging MSc

Research courses Course Neuroimaging MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

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Old Age Psychiatry

Old Age Psychiatry

Our team works together to carry out biological and clinical research that we believe will impact upon our understanding of dementia and other mental illnesses that affect older people, and help lead to the development of better treatments.

Graduate prospects

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Close collaboration with the Division of Neuroscience, MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration and Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health.

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An important part of our mission is to train the next generation of researchers in this field. Our research into the basic biology of Alzheimer’s disease, the clinical features and aetiology of psychosis in later life and the conduct of randomised controlled trials, is internationally regarded. We have a particular commitment to the conduct of high-quality, independent clinical trials because the results can impact positively upon the availability of effective treatments. Ongoing projects include: • Biomarkers and recovery from delirium • ATTILA – Assistive Technologies • Brains for Dementia Research • Blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Senior members of the Department offer supervision to students wishing to undertake a PhD or MD(Res).

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Research courses Course Old Age Psychiatry & Dementia MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

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Exploring the interface between psychiatry and medicine, psychiatry and occupation, psychiatry and the military, and psychiatry in different settings. The disorders of interest are those of the common mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, perinatal psychiatry, psychological oncology, eating disorders and stress-related disorders. The principal research methodologies used within the department are epidemiological, clinical and psychological research, including cross-sectional studies, cohort studies and randomised controlled trials. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

91

Psychological Medicine

Psychological Medicine

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of graduates in work, study or both went into graduate-level work or postgraduate study.

Unique position within King’s Health Partners as crossing the divide between psychiatry and medicine.

Recent graduates are now in: • Training as clinical psychologists • Scientific publishing • Employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation • Clinical and non-clinical academic careers in neurology, psychiatry and allied healthcare professions • PhD study.

Cross-faculty links with the Department of War Studies in Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

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World experts in areas such as military health, psychiatric epidemiology, eating disorders, depression, unexplained syndromes, physical/ mental health.

72% WORK

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Taught courses Course Affective Disorders MSc

Mental Health, Ethics & Law MSc

War & Psychiatry MSc

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Psychological Medicine Psychological Medicine

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Research courses Course Psychological Medicine MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE ACADEMIC ‘General Robert E. Lee remarked, “it is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it”. His observation captured the trauma and the emotional highs of battle, two key elements of our research in the field of military psychology. How people prepare for conflict, cope during periods of intense stress and manage the return to peacetime life frame much of our study of soldiers and civilians. Incorporating findings into the core teaching material for the MSc in War and Psychiatry has significant value; it exposes our ideas to critical scrutiny and also gives us an opportunity to influence a new generation of scholars and practitioners.’ Professor Edgar Jones Programme Leader for MSc in War and Psychiatry

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Founded in 1950, the Department of Psychology has become one of the world’s largest grouping of psychologists undertaking research and education in the areas of clinical and health psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience, developmental psychology and forensic psychology. The major focus is translational and applied research in the areas of mental health and physical health. The department has pioneered new approaches to psychological treatments and continues to undertake basic research, treatment development and evaluation across a range of mental health and physical conditions. From undergraduate to doctoral level, we maximise our close ties with our NHS partners. Many members of academic staff are qualified clinical and health psychologists providing expert psychological services to our NHS partners as part of their work.

Psychology

Psychology

Graduate prospects

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Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Continue to complete BPS Stage 2 and practise as a Health Psychologist in clinical settings • Research Assistants and PhD study • Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. % 3% 3 STUDY OTHER

Our Psychology Department boasts the first established Clinical Psychology training programme in the UK. Our academics are experts at the cutting edge of cognitive behavioural therapy development.

Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and MSc Health Psychology are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

94% WORK

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Taught courses Course CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Practice in Psychosis Grad Cert / Grad Dip

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis PG Dip / PG Cert

Health Psychology MSc

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Psychology Psychology

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Research courses Course Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy

Psychology MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD / DClinPsy

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘One of the most enjoyable parts of the programme was the clinical placement which allows students to put Health Psychology into action. The interactive nature of the learning environment at the IoPPN, and the relationship between lecturers and students was flawless.’ Appiah Health Psychology MSc

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Research in the department is world-leading, with both local and global impact. Our staff challenge accepted thought to explore new approaches and develop new technology to shed light on psychosis. We focus on understanding the causes of psychosis and the mechanisms underlying psychosis. Areas of interest include subclinical symptoms, high-risk groups, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Our close collaboration with clinical teams facilitates the involvement of patients in research, and allows rapid translation of research findings into clinical practice. Our research approach is multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on the integration of data across different research modalities, including neuroimaging, electrophysiology, genetics, epidemiology, psychopathology, cognition, endocrinology and psychopharmacology.

Psychosis Studies

Psychosis Studies

Graduate prospects

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One of the world’s largest groups conducting research in this field.

Well-established clinical placements voluntary scheme, offering placements within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

Recent graduates are now: • Clinicians and/or policymakers in mental health and social care • Managers of mental health policy in the workplace • In research and post-doctoral study.

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Our MSc in Early Intervention in Psychosis and MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology are the only master’s programmes of their kind worldwide.

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Taught courses Course Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc

Mental Health Studies MSc

Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc

Psychiatric Research MSc

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Psychosis Studies Psychosis Studies

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Research courses Course Psychosis Studies MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I chose the IoPPN due to the quality of the research produced here, plus the fact that King’s is based in London. For me, the best thing about my course is my dissertation project and the placement involved at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It gives me the opportunity to work among an interdisciplinary mental health team, within the NHS, while also being supervised by a clinical psychologist.’ Dimosthenis MSc Mental Health Studies

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I have gained a specialised understanding of a complex mental health issue through its various stages. I analysed in-depth perspectives of psychosis and related illnesses from multidisciplinary approaches, guided by a world-class team of experts in the field. The placement allowed me to implement this learning by the vast knowledge I gained in a clinical setting.’ Conor MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis

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Psychosis Studies

THE GRADUATE ‘When I finished my undergraduate degree I still felt I needed more of an X-factor from a professional perspective. I’d gone from junior school to high school to university so entering the job market seemed like a frightening task. My postgraduate studies have given me that foot in the door. The IoPPN is such an active research institute so you’re right up to date with what’s relevant in the second decade of the 21st century. It’s helped prepare me for real working life and I’ve actually secured a job at one of the major strategic consultancies based here in London. I’m very much looking forward to that. I’m originally from Copenhagen and studied my undergraduate degree in California before coming to London. As well as a multicultural outlook, I think it gives you a sense of fulfilment to know that you can live somewhere new without knowing anyone and get on just fine.’ Oliver Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc Watch Oliver’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 133


Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre The MRC SGDP Centre continues to ensure its place at the forefront of international scientific research. The centre’s mission is to undertake research on the impact and interplay between genetic, environmental and developmental factors, and their roles in the causal processes underlying the origins and course of multifactorial mental disorders; to consider the implications for clinical practice and public health policy; and to train others in the methodologies involved.

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Our state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory provides a complete suite of resources for research to enhance our theoretical teaching. A diverse team of academics with expertise in subjects such as psychiatry, social psychology, psychopathology, quantitative and statistical genetics and epigenetics.

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The department’s focus is on common psychiatric disorders that emerge in childhood such as mood disorders (anxiety and depression), ‘externalising’ disorders (disruptive behaviour including hyperactivity and addictions), and cognitive disorders (learning disabilities and the autistic spectrum). The centre inspires and nurtures collaborative research within an interdisciplinary context.

10

Our innovative annual MRC SGDP Summer School has run for 10 years and provides hands-on training in methodological aspects of genetics and genomics.

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Taught courses Course Genes, Environment & Development MSc Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry MSc

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MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘What really stands out at the SGDP is the social and collaborative atmosphere. Students take classes together in their first year and all have offices on the same floor, which makes it a very social and friendly place to study. It also means that students researching different areas of psychiatry, psychology, neuroimaging, and genetics are in constant contact, which helps to broaden your exposure to research. The PhD itself is usually very independent, driven by the student’s own ideas and interests.’ Robert Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry MSc

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘My knowledge of quantitative and molecular genetic research has grown immensely, both theoretically and practically. The main highlight of the MSc has been the lectures and tutorials, given to us by world-leading experts. The learning environment has been interactive, and both the professors and fellow students have been very helpful. The centre has a relaxed atmosphere although everyone is eager to learn and is passionate about their research.’ Ebba Genes, Environment & Development MSc

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Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases

Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases Our research is geared towards developing treatments for a number of age-related problems that have significant impact on both an individual and societal level, including neurodegenerative diseases, loss of hearing and pain. We are making considerable progress in understanding the molecular basis for each of these conditions and identifying novel therapeutic strategies or targets. We are fully equipped for all aspects of cell and molecular biology, and have wide expertise in a range of animal models.

Graduate prospects Graduates have gone on to the following professions: • Senior lecturers; postdoctorate researchers • Positions within the NHS • Positions within pharmaceutical companies. DHLE Survey 2013

We have established a ‘Neuroscience Drug Discovery Unit’ supported by a core histopathology lab and an innovative bioinformatics program to develop new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The PhD student community at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases (CARD) has over 50 students supported by various funding bodies.

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Professor Karen Steel, based at the Wolfson CARD, was the joint recipient of the 1 million Euro BRAIN PRIZE for 2012 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to this important area of research. We have an ‘open innovation’ partnership with Pfizer – one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies.

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Research courses Course Age-Related Diseases, Wolfson Centre for MD(Res) / MPhil / PhD

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Contemporary British History

Contemporary British History King’s Institute of Contemporary British History (ICBH) is the UK’s leading centre for research and study into the contemporary history of the United Kingdom.

Graduate prospects

We teach British history in an international context, considering the development of democratic politics, the media, the economy, welfare, defence and diplomacy from the early 20th century to the present day. The programmes will help you better understand public policy and present problems through an understanding of the past.

• Policy analyst • Parliamentary researcher • Editors and journalist • Management consultant • Civil servant • Teacher.

You will benefit from a unique location in the heart of the British administrative centre with unrivalled access to library and archival resources and easy access to resources in Europe, as well as a wide range of contemporary history experts at ICBH. Students have full access to ICBH’s seminar series and other exciting activities, such as our oral history programme, public lectures, conferences and research projects.

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Residential workshop each year for ICBH MA and PhD students at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.

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Recent graduates have gone on to become:

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students are currently pursuing their PhD at ICBH. Since 1986 the ICBH has organised over 100 oral history ‘witness seminars’, creating an unparalleled oral history archive.

89% WORK

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Taught courses Course Contemporary History MA

Politics & Contemporary History MA

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Defence Studies

Defence Studies

At the heart of security and defence education in the UK, the Defence Studies Department (DSD) is uniquely placed to shape and influence global defence thinking and policy-making. Based at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, the department comprises nearly 60 academics with expertise across military, naval, diplomatic and imperial history, international relations, defence and regional security and policy studies, ethics of conflict and strategic studies. Staff engage in the through-career delivery of professional military education for UK and international military personnel at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and provide policy advice to the wider defence and government sector. As a PhD student you will benefit from this unique civil-military environment and close interaction with other departments, the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence.

Graduate prospects

100%

of graduates in full-time work were in graduate-level work.

£68K

the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

Our graduates have gone on to positions and careers in academia (eg Harvard and Stanford), Professional Military Education (Sandhurst and Defence Academy) as well as in the government and commercial sector (Ministry of Defence, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, NGOs).

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King’s was ranked 1st for power for its Politics and International Studies research.

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The Defence Studies Department funds 4 PhD studentships each year.

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Around 90 students are currently pursuing their PhD at DSD.

% 2% 2OTHER STUDY

96% WORK

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Research courses Course Defence Studies Research MPhil / PhD

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King’s is renowned for its teaching and research expertise in science and mathematics education, language education and linguistics, and education and social policy. Scholarship in the Department of Education & Professional Studies (DEPS) is interdisciplinary and focused on education in its broadest sense, incorporating questions about culture, communication, cognition, authority, power, social justice and ethics in educational and other professional and social contexts, including health and social care and the cultural sector. Our courses develop professionals who are able to critically analyse, research and effectively respond to changes in thinking and policy in their fields. DEPS is a warm and friendly department in which you will be supported to become active participants in our dynamic community of learners.

Graduate prospects

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%

Recent graduates are now: • Authors, editors, journalists and translators • Arts and cultural sector educators • Research and policy leads in children’s charities and services • Senior professionals in NGOs and INGOs • Teachers and managers in schools and colleges • Lecturers and researchers in higher education.

2%

Education & Professional Studies

Education & Professional Studies

Ranked 2nd in the UK for the overall quality of its research.

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The department has been at the forefront of teacher education and educational research for over 40 years. 2nd in the UK for Education.

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WORK & STUDY

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Taught courses Course Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

Child Studies MA

Computing in Education MA

Education & Professional Studies MA

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Taught courses continued Course Education in Arts & Cultural Settings MA

Education Management MA

Education, Policy & Society MA

English in Education MA

International Child Studies MA

Language & Cultural Diversity MA

Mathematics Education MA

Modern Foreign Languages Education MA

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Biology) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Chemistry) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Computer Science) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Information Technology and Computer Science) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Latin with Classics) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Mathematics) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Foreign Languages) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physics with Mathematics) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physics) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

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Education & Professional Studies

Taught courses continued Course Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education) PGCE / PGCE (School Direct)

Science Education MA

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

In addition to the PGCE, we also offer employment-based School Direct Training (QTS only)

Research courses Course Education & Professional Studies Research MPhil / PhD

Interdisciplinary Policy Studies MPhil / PhD

Language, Discourse & Communication MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University & National University of Singapore)

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘After experiencing various educational reforms in my teaching life, I wanted to reflect on my experiences with the help of some theoretical frameworks. Fascinated by the long history and well-known reputation of King’s, I decided to study the MA programme in Education, Policy & Society. The programme is of very high quality and has given me multiple perspectives and analytical lenses for evaluating educational policy critically.’ Pakon Education, Policy & Society MA

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Geography

Geography

Geography at King’s unites science, society and environment. Whether in world-leading satellite-sensing technology, understanding climate change debates or behaviour-changing concepts such as Virtual Water, our work represents the best of multidisciplinary expertise, brought to bear on key challenges for this generation and the next. Studying in the Geography Department at King’s gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge, develop your skills and broaden your experience within a world-class university. Modules are taught by leading international experts in their fields, many of whom have won awards for their work, bringing cutting-edge research into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take part in our research groups’ seminar series, reading groups and keynote lectures that take place in the department.

Graduate prospects

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Over 170 master’s students in the Department of Geography.

Recent graduates are now: • Environment professionals • Researchers and educators • Public services associate professionals • Finance and investment analysts and advisers • Management consultants and business analysts • Quality assurance and regulatory professionals.

100+

More than 100 PhD students over four research groups.

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Rankd in the top 25 departments in the world.

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Taught courses Course Aquatic Resource Management MSc

Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy MSc

Climate Change: History, Culture, Society MA

Disasters, Adaption & Development MA / MSc

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Geography

Taught courses continued Course Environment & Development MA / MSc

Environment, Politics & Globalisation MA / MSc

Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management MSc

Geography MA / MSc

Geopolitics, Territory & Security MA

Risk Analysis MA / MSc

Sustainable Cities MA / MSc

Tourism, Environment & Development MA / MSc

Water: Science & Governance MSc

Research courses Course Geography MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University / Humboldt University Berlin / National University of Singapore)

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Global Affairs

Global Affairs

We offer an exciting range of study opportunities to help prepare you for a world of rising powers and emerging markets. The School of Global Affairs is fast becoming a focal point in London for thinking and research on the countries, regions, people and ideas that are changing the world in the 21st century. Choose to specialise in a particular area or to study international development on a broader level. You will benefit from an international faculty; connections with business, government and the third sector; research collaborations; internship opportunities and a rich programme of seminars and public lectures. Programmes and research are interdisciplinary in nature, giving you the opportunity to deepen your understanding in a range of subject areas, and you will learn from staff who are actively involved in global policymaking.

Graduate prospects Our programmes provide ideal training for analytical, research or strategic roles in business (including finance and investment), diplomacy, the civil service, non-governmental organisations, media, journalism and cultural management, including employment in the development sector in the UK and other Organisation for Economic Co-ordination & Development (OECD) member countries, as well as the ‘emerging economies’.

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The School of Global Affairs is made up of 6 area-focused institutes plus the International Development Institute. of our academic body comes from outside the UK. Our programmes attract students from over 50 countries each year.

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Taught courses Course Brazil in Global Perspective MSc

China & Globalisation MSc

Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA

Contemporary India MA

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Taught courses continued Course Contemporary India (Research) MRes

Emerging Economies & Inclusive Development MSc

Emerging Economies & International Development MSc

Eurasian Political Economy & Energy MSc

Governance in Contemporary China MSc

Latin American Development MSc

Leadership & Development MSc

Middle Eastern Studies MA

Political Economy of Emerging Markets MSc

Political Economy of the Middle East MA

Russia in Global Systems MSc

Russian Policy & Society MSc

Security, Leadership & Society MSc

South Asia & Global Security MA

Research courses Course Brazilian Studies Research MPhil / PhD

Chinese Studies Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore)

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THE SPECIALIST ‘I became interested in poverty and inequality after getting involved in politics during my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences. There was no Labour Society at my university so I set one up. I found that poverty was political, and after graduating I wanted to focus on these issues in more detail. I got a few offers but chose King’s when one of the co-directors of the new International Development Institute told me about all the specialist staff they were hiring. The academic standing of the people here is second to none. I really enjoyed studying here at King’s. Since finishing the master’s I’ve interviewed some former Prime Ministers and Secretaries of State for a video aimed at keeping international development at the top of the agenda. I’m now about to start a PhD here at King’s as I think this will help me become a policy advisor on development issues.’ Mann Emerging Economies & International Development MSc Watch Mann’s video here: kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/which-postgrad.aspx #whichpostgrad 146


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Research courses continued Course Contemporary India Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore)

Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies PhD

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International Relations Joint PhD with the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo

Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development PhD

Middle Eastern Studies Research MPhil / PhD

Russian & Eurasian Studies PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The Lau China Institute has brought together excellent scholars from different research backgrounds whose objective views on contemporary China bridge the perspectives in the West and those in China. Learning from these scholars has been a great experience for me. The academic and cultural events organised at King’s have further made my study experience as a PhD student more enjoyable and fruitful.’ Jiabao Chinese Studies Research PhD

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Management

Management

World-class scholars, a highly regarded research culture and close ties to industry and governmental organisations make King’s an exciting and rewarding place to study management.

Graduate prospects

86

of graduates in full-time work were in graduate-level work.

£26K

£26,500 is the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

%

Research in the School of Management & Business addresses the most significant contemporary concerns in management, encompassing: consequences of the economic crisis; corporate governance; human resource management; multinational strategy; dividend and pension policy; employee engagement and productivity. We have a strong reputation for our ability to advance and shape management and public policy debate, and you will learn from our faculty members who regularly provide advice to UK and international organisations and institutions, such as the Department of Trade and Industry. You will gain an understanding into the daily functions of organisations and management and the rapidly changing internal and external forces that play a role in how they operate.

Recent graduates are now: • Management consultants and business analysts • Finance and investment analysts and advisors • Human resources and industrial relations officers • Marketing associate professionals • Health services and public health managers and directors.

% 20 OTHER % 1WORK & STUDY

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50 10

of the published research submitted to the REF, 2014, was deemed to be world-leading and internationally excellent. Students from over 50 countries are currently enrolled on one of our programmes. Ranked in the Top 10 for Business, Management & Marketing.

Guardian University League Table, 2016

% 5STUDY

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Taught courses Course Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management MSc Banking & Finance MSc Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc International Management MSc

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Taught courses continued Course International Marketing MSc Public Policy & Management MSc

Research courses Course Management Research MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘In coming to King’s my plan was to broaden my knowledge of marketing and communications, and to apply it in practice. I have achieved that but what came with it was the chance to live and study in a truly international environment. Taking on responsibilities at King’s and joining Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the KCL Finance Society and Business Club, I have met some incredible people, developed my leadership skills and gained the invaluable instinct to question every idea that I encounter.’ Veronica MSc International Marketing

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Political Economy

Political Economy Situated in the heart of one of the world’s great political and economic centres, King’s Department of Political Economy is the only academic department of its kind in the UK. At King’s we have the largest concentration of Politics and International Studies researchers in the UK. Our unique interdisciplinary approach is informed by a deep understanding of the interdependence of economic and political institutions. During your postgraduate studies at King’s, you will become immersed in the ideas and context involved in the interactions between economics, law and politics, including micro- and macro-economic policy, comparative politics, global governance, business regulation, and the political economy of distributive justice. Students are also encouraged to take part in the many events and seminar groups held in the department. Find out more @ kcl.ac.uk/prospectus

Graduate prospects

83

of graduates in full-time work were in graduate-level work.

£24K

£24,250 is the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

%

Recent graduates are now: • Economic policy analysts • Parliamentary researchers • Analyst at the National Audit Office • Financial project managers • Policy manager for top UK charity • Press and communications officer to an MEP.

13 OTHER

%

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King’s is ranked 1st in the United Kingdom for the power of our research in Politics and International Studies.

THE rankings.

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Politics at King’s ranked 9th in the UK. Guardian University Guide 2014.

With over 150 scholars, King’s has the largest concentration of scholars in the field of politics, public policy and international studies in Europe.

% 2STUDY

81% WORK

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Taught courses Course Political Economy MA Public Policy MA

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Political Economy

Research courses Course Political Economy Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with National University of Signapore)

Politics Research MPhil / PhD

Public Policy Research MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘The critical thinking and research skills I acquired during my studies have enabled me to have sound judgement of what makes for good public policy. The network of highly intelligent people from all over the world with different academic backgrounds has broadened my horizons both personally and professionally. King’s has a great reputation both in Europe and abroad and I feel it has set me apart from other graduates.’ Ashleigh Public Policy MA

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Social Science, Health & Medicine

Social Science, Health & Medicine Illness is a human experience, shaped by social, political and economic conditions, by cultural beliefs and values, and by systems of language and meaning. From research to policy and practice, inequalities in medicine and health are increasingly global matters, with profound effects on individual human lives and on social and political relations worldwide. Social Science, Health & Medicine is a unique interdisciplinary department founded in 2012. By bringing together social scientists, biomedical researchers and clinicians, King’s explores the complex social determinants of health, illness and ageing, and the ways in which advances in biomedicine and biotechnology are changing expectations about life, health and the nature of medical practice. Our internationally recognised expertise is utilised by myriad organisations and we will equip you with the skills required for a wide range of careers in the health services; in government and NGOs; and in the commercial medical and health sectors.

Graduate prospects

%

100

of graduates in full-time work, were in graduate-level work.

£50K

is the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

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4

Recent graduates are now: • Medical practitioners • Health services and public health managers • Research fellows.

100% % 8OTHER

£5m research grant funding invested in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine. Highest proportion of 4* research outputs of any sociology submission to the REF, 2014, where 4* represents worldleading research in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 100% of the impact of its research is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

92% WORK

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Taught courses Course Ageing & Society MA / MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Bioethics & Society MA / PG Dip / PG Cert

Gerontology MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Global Health & Social Justice MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Taught courses continued Course Medicine, Health & Public Policy MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Public Policy & Ageing MA / PG Dip / PG Cert

Research Methods for Social Science & Health MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert

Research courses Course Gerontology Research MPhil / PhD

Social Science, Health & Medicine Research MPhil / PhD

VOICE OF THE STUDENT ‘I came to King’s College London for the people. I’ve found supportive, passionate lecturers who also happen to be outstanding professionals in their fields. To sharpen my skill-set, I attended free classes on essay writing, and also had the opportunity to improve my Spanish. My campus at the Strand could be out of Harry Potter, and there is always something happening at Somerset House next door, including Fashion Week!’ Rochelle Gerontology MSc

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War Studies

War Studies

Pursuing one of our postgraduate programmes in the Department of War Studies, you will seek out answers to the most challenging questions of today. We will encourage you to navigate the complexities of ongoing conflict by using a people-centred approach to global security. The Department of War Studies is one of the few university departments in the world devoted exclusively to studying the complexities of conflict and security. A plethora of subject expertise, approaches, opinion and background exists among both staff and students, reflecting the variety and complexity of the issues raised by war specifically, and the diverse, interrelated elements of conflict more broadly. You will learn from academic leaders in their fields who are often at the forefront of world events as they happen and have unique opportunities to network with high-profile visitors.

Graduate prospects

73

of graduates in full-time work were in graduate-level work.

£29K

£29,400 is the median salary of those graduates in full-time work.

%

Recent graduates have gone on to become: • Cyber-Security Lead, Cabinet Office • Research Advisor, NATO • Open-Source Intelligence Analyst, EC • Editor, Defence Industry Reports. % 18 OTHER

5WORK% & STUDY

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5

The Department funds 5 full master’s scholarships every year. War Studies has a unique partnership with the Telegraph to promote public understanding of major world events.

% 5STUDY

72% WORK

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Taught courses Course Air Power in the Modern World MA / PG Dip

Conflict, Security & Development MA

History of War MA

Intelligence & International Security MA

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Taught courses continued Course International Conflict Studies MA

International Peace & Security MA

International Relations MA

International Relations & Contemporary War MA / PG Dip

Non-Proliferation & International Security MA

Science & Security MA

South Asia & Global Security MA

Terrorism, Security & Society MA

War in the Modern World MA / PG Dip

War Studies MA

Research courses Course War Studies Research MPhil / PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University / National University of Singapore)

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ALL POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT COURSES A Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management MSc 148 Addiction Studies MSc/PG Cert 116 Advanced (Neuromusculoskeletal) Physiotherapy MSc 100 Advanced Clinical Healthcare MSc 114 Advanced Computing MSc 107 Advanced Computing with Management MSc 107 Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc 84 Advanced Paediatrics MSc 100 Advanced Practice MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 113 Advanced Software Engineering MSc 107 Advanced Software Engineering with Management MSc 107 Aesthetic Dentistry MSc 84 Affective Disorders MSc 127 Ageing & Society MA/MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 152 Air Power in the Modern World MA 154 Analytical Science for Industry MSc 102, 105 Analytical Toxicology MSc 102, 105 Ancient History MA 60 Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA 139 Aquatic Resource Management MSc 142 Arts & Cultural Management MA 63 Aviation Medicine MSc 94

B Banking & Finance MSc 148 Biblical Studies (with Language & Literature or Theology pathways) MA 82 Bioethics & Society MA/PG Dip/PG Cert 152 Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc/MRes 94 Biopharmaceuticals MSc 102, 105 Brazil in Global Perspective MSc 144

C Cardiovascular Research MSc 94 CBT Informed & CarerSupportive Practice in Psychosis Grad Cert/Grad Dip 129 Cellular Therapy from Bench to Market MSc 94 Certificate in Advanced Musical Studies (CAMS) PG Cert 77

Part-time study available

156

Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc 120 Child Studies MA 139 China & Globalisation MSc 144 Christianity & the Arts MA 82 Classical Art & Archaeology MA 60 Classical Studies Grad Dip 60 (The) Classical World & its Reception MA 61 Classics MA 60 Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy MSc 142 Climate Change: History, Culture, Society MA 142 Clinical Dermatology MSc 100 Clinical Forensic Psychiatry MSc/PG Dip 122 Clinical Forensic Psychology MSc 122 Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences MSc 117 Clinical Neuroscience MSc 117 Clinical Nursing for International Students MSc 114 Clinical Pharmacology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 102, 105 Clinical Research MRes 114 Cognitive Behavioural Therapies PG Dip 129 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis PG Dip/PG Cert 129 Comparative Literature MA 62 Competition Law (LLM) 91 Complex Systems Modelling – From Biomedical & Natural to Economic & Social Sciences MSc 110 Computer Systems Engineering with Management MSc 108 Computing & Internet Systems MSc 108 Computing & Security MSc 108 Computing in Education MA 139 Computing, IT Law & Management MSc 108 Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA 144 Conflict, Security & Development MA 154 Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip 84 Construction Law & Dispute Resolution MSc 93 Contemporary History MA 137 Contemporary India MA 144 Contemporary India MRes 145 Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory MA 67 Critical Methodologies MA 72

Cultural & Creative Industries MA

63

D Data Science MSc 108 Dental Public Health MSc 84 Diabetes - Clinical Care and Management ENDCUP only MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 114 Dietetics MSc/PG Dip 100 Digital Asset & Media Management MA 65 Digital Culture & Society MA 63, 65 Digital Curation Joint MA with Humboldt University Berlin 65 Digital Humanities MA 65 Disasters, Adaptation & Development MA/MSc 142 District Nursing/Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice) MSc 113 Drug Development Science MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 104, 106 Drug Discovery Skills MSc 104, 106

E Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc 131 Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission MA 67 Early Modern History MA 74 Economics for Competition Law MA/PG Dip 93 Education & Professional Studies MA 139 Education in Arts & Cultural Settings MA 140 Education Management MA 140 Education, Policy & Society MA 140 Eighteenth Century Studies MA 67 Electronic Engineering with Management MSc 108 Emerging Economies & Inclusive Development MSc 145 Emerging Economies & International Development MSc 145 Endodontics PG Dip 86 Endodontics MSc 86 Endodontology MClinDent 86 Engineering with Management MSc 108 English: 1850-Present MA 67 English in Education MA 140 Environment & Development MA/MSc 143 Environment, Politics & Globalisation MA/MSc 143

Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management MSc EU Competition Law MA/PG Dip Eurasian Political Economy & Energy MSc (Double Master’s) in European & Asian Affairs MA European History MA (with European partner universities) European Law (LLM) European Political Economy MA European Studies MA European Union Law MA/PG Dip

143 93 145 69 74 91 69 69 93

F Family Therapy MSc/Grad Cert 120 Film Studies MA 71 Financial Mathematics MSc 110 Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent 86 Forensic Mental Health MSc/PG Dip 122 Forensic Mental Health Research MSc 122 Forensic Science MSc/ MRes/PG Dip/PG Cert 104, 106 French Literature & Culture MA 72

G Genes, Environment & Development MSc Genomic Medicine (with St George’s, University of London) PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc Geography MA/MSc Geopolitics, Territory & Security MA German & Comparative Literature MRes Gerontology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Global Ethics & Human Values MA Global Health & Social Justice MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Global Health MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Global Mental Health MSc Governance in Contemporary China MSc

134

95 143 143 73 152 93 152 96 124 145

H Health Psychology MSc 129 History MRes 74 History of Philosophy MA 79 History of War MA 74, 154 Human & Applied Physiology MSc 95 Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc 148


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I Immunology MSc 95 Implementation & Improvement Science MSc 114 Intellectual Property & Information Law (LLM) 91 Intelligence & International Security MA 154 Intelligent Systems MSc 108 International Business Law (LLM) 91 International Child Studies MA 140 International Conflict Studies MA 155 International Dispute Resolution (LLM) 93 International Financial Law (LLM) 93 International Management MSc 148 International Marketing MSc 149 International Peace & Security MA 155 International Political Economy MA 69 International Pre-master’s Programme (IPP) 56 International Programme in Addiction Studies MSc 116 International Relations MA 155 International Relations & Contemporary War MA/PG Dip 155 International Tax (LLM) 93

Medical Imaging Sciences MRes 98 Medical Immunology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 101 Medical Law MA 93 Medical Ultrasound MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 101 Medicine, Health & Public Policy MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 153 Medicine, Science & Society MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 153 Medieval English: Sex, Gender & Culture MA 68 Medieval History MA 76 Medieval Studies MA 68 Mental Health, Ethics & Law MSc 93, 127 Mental Health Service & Population Research MSc 124 Mental Health Studies MSc 131 Middle Eastern Studies MA 145 Midwifery (Advanced Practice) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 113 Midwifery with Registration PG Dip 114 Mobile & Personal Communications MSc 108 Mobile Internet Research with Industry MSc 108 Modern Foreign Languages Education MA 140 Modern History MA 76 Molecular Biophysics MRes 95 (Master of) Music (Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology) MMus 77

N

J Jewish Studies MA

82

L Language & Cultural Diversity 140 MA Late Antique & Byzantine Studies Grad Dip/MA 61 Latin American Development MSc 145 Leadership (Advanced Practice) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 113 Leadership & Development MSc 145 LLM (General) 93

M Master of Laws LLM Mathematics Education MA Mathematics Grad Dip/MSc Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc Medical Engineering & Physics MSc/PG Dip Medical Ethics & Law MA Medical Humanities MSc

93 140 110 86 86 98 93 68

Neuroimaging MSc 125 Neuroscience MSc 117 Nineteenth-Century Studies MA 76 Non-Proliferation & International Security MA 155 Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice MSc/PG Dip/ PG Cert 101 Nursing with registration as a Children’s Nurse PGDip 114 Nursing with registration as a Mental Health Nurse PGDip 114 Nursing with registration as an Adult Nurse PGDip 114 Nutrition MSc/PG Dip 101

O Operative Dentistry PG Dip Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology MSc Orthodontics MSc

86 131 86

P Paediatric Dentistry MSc

86

Palliative Care 96 MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Periodontology MClinDent 86 Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control MSc 104, 106 Pharmaceutical Technology MSc 104, 106 Pharmacology MSc/MRes 104, 106 Pharmacy Practice MSc/ MSc (Prescribing)/PG Dip/ PG Dip (Prescribing)/ PG Cert 104, 106 Philosophy MA 79 Philosophy of Medicine MA 79 Philosophy of Psychology MA 79 Physics Grad Dip 112 Physics MSc 112 Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc 101 Political Economy MA 150 Political Economy of Emerging Markets MSc 145 Political Economy of the Middle East MA 145 Politics & Contemporary History MA 137 Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Information Technology & Computer Science, Latin with Classics, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Physics with Mathematics, Physics, Religious Education) 140, 141 Pre-sessional Programmes 56 Prosthodontics MClinDent 86 Psychiatric Research MSc 131 Public Health MPH/MSc/MPH (Primary Care) 96 Public Policy MA 150 Public Policy & Ageing MA/PG Dip/PG Cert 153 Public Policy & Management MSc 149

R Radiopharmaceutics & PET Radiochemistry MSc/PG Dip/ PG Cert Regenerative Dentistry MSc Religion in Contemporary Society MA Research Biobanking MSc Research Methods for Social Science & Health MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Risk Analysis MA/MSc Robotics MSc Russia in Global Systems MSc Russian Policy & Society MSc

98 86 82 95

153 143 108 145 145

S Science & Security MA 155 Science Education MA 141 Science, Technology & Medicine in History MA 76 Security, Leadership & Society MSc 145 Shakespeare Studies MA 68 Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry MSc 134 South Asia & Global Security MA 145, 155 Space Physiology & Health MSc 95 Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies MA 81 Special Care Dentistry MSc 86 Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – School Nursing/Health Visiting (Advanced Practice) PG Dip 114 Specialist Ultrasound Practice PG Cert 101 Sustainable Cities MA/MSc 143 Systematic Theology MA 83

T Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages 141 MA (TESOL) Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc 108 Telecommunications Research with Industry MSc 108 Terrorism, Security & Society MA 155 Theatre & Performance Studies MA 68 Theology & Religious Studies Grad Dip 83 Theoretical Physics MSc 111 Tourism, Environment & Development MA/MSc 143 Translational Cancer Medicine MRes 95 Transnational Law (LLM) 93 Translational Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert 104, 106

U UK, EU & US Copyright Law MA/PG Dip

93

V Vascular Ultrasound MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

101

W War & Psychiatry MSc War in the Modern World MA/PG Dip War Studies MA Water: Science & Governance MSc Web Intelligence MSc World History & Cultures MA

127 155 155 143 108 76

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ALL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH COURSES A Addictions MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 116 Age-Related Diseases & Illnesses (Wolfson Centre for) MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 136 Analytical & Environmental Sciences MPhil/PhD 104, 106 Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 101

B Biostatistics MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Brazilian Studies Research MPhil/PhD Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies MPhil/PhD

119

E Education & Professional 141 Studies Research MPhil/PhD English MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University, National University Singapore or Humboldt University Berlin 68 European Studies MPhil/PhD 70

F 145 61

C Cancer Studies MPhil/PhD Cardiovascular MPhil/ PhD (option of joint PhD with University Göttingen) Cell & Molecular Biophysics (Randall Division of) MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Chemistry MPhil/PhD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Chinese Studies Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore Classics MPhil/PhD Clinical Neuroscience MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Comparative Literature MPhil/PhD Computer Science Research MPhil/PhD Contemporary History MPhil/PhD Contemporary India Research MPhil/PhD option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology MPhil/PhD (Clinical/non-clinical) Culture, Media & Creative Industries MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Humboldt University Berlin

Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences 101 MPhil/PhD Digital Humanities MPhil/PhD 66 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy 130

101

101

95 106 120

145 61 118 62 108 137

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87

Film Studies MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University 71 Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 123 French MPhil/PhD 72

G Genetics & Molecular Medicine MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD 101 with Hong Kong University Geography Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University, Humboldt University Berlin or National University of Singapore 143 German MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Stuttgart, Sorbonne or Humboldt 73 Gerontology Research MPhil/PhD 153

H Health & Social Care Research MPhil/PhD/DHC 97 Health Service & Population Research MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 124 Health Studies Research MPhil/PhD 114 History MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University / National University Singapore 76 Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (Centre of) (CHAPS) MPhil/PhD 95

64

I D Defence Studies Research MPhil/PhD Development Studies with reference to Emerging Economies PhD Developmental Neurobiology (MRC Centre for) MPhil/PhD

Part-time study available

158

138

147 120

Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering MPhil/PhD 99 Interdisciplinary Policy Studies MPhil/PhD 141 International Political Economy MPhil/PhD 70

International Relations joint PhD with the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paolo 147

L Language, Discourse & Communication MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University /National University of Singapore Law Research MPhil/PhD Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development PhD

141 93

147

M Management Research MPhil/PhD Mathematics Research MPhil/PhD (Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics) Medical Education MPhil/PhD Middle Eastern Studies Research MPhil/PhD Midwifery Research MPhil/PhD Mucosal & Salivary Biology MPhil/PhD (Clincial/Non-clinical) Music (with pathways in composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, digital musicology and performance with research) MPhil/PhD

149

111 101 147

Philosophy Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore or Humboldt University Berlin 80 Physics Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University/ Erasmus Mundus 112 Political Economy Research option of joint PhD with National University of Singapore MPhil/PhD 151 Politics Research MPhil/PhD 151 Population & Patient Health MPhil/PhD (Clinical/Non-clinical) 89 Psychological Medicine MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 128 Psychology MPhil/PhD/MD(Res)/ DClinPsy 130 Psychosis Studies MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 132 Public Policy Research MPhil/PhD 151

R 114

88

78

N Neuroimaging 125 MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Neuroscience MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 118 Nursing Research MPhil/PhD 114 Nursing & Midwifery Research with Hong Kong University MPhil/PhD 114

O Old Age Psychiatry & Dementia 126 MPhil/PhD/MD(Res)

P Palaeography & Manuscript Studies MPhil/PhD 76 Palliative Care & Rehabilitation (Cicely Saunders Institute of) MPhil/PhD 97 Pharmaceutical Science (Institute of) MPhil/PhD 104, 106 Master of Philosophical Studies MPhilStud 80

Robotics MPhil/PhD Russian & Eurasian Studies PhD

108 147

S Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) Social Science, Health & Medicine Research MPhil/PhD Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD

134

153

81

T Telecommunications MPhil/PhD Theology & Religious Studies MPhil/PhD Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics (Clinical/ Non-clinical) MPhil/PhD Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology MPhil/PhD

108 83

90

101

W War Studies Research MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University /National University of Singapore 155 Women’s Health MPhil/PhD/MD(Res) 101


Accommodation Alumni Applying Arts & Humanities Associate of King’s College (AKC) Campuses Careers & Employability Service Chaplaincy Commercial opportunities Connections Consultancy, Professional & Executive Education Cost of living Counselling services Cultural Institute Dental Institute Dental & Oral Science The Dickson Poon School of Law Disabled students Distance learning English Language Centre English language requirements Entry requirements Equal opportunities Fees, funding & finance Faculty of Arts & Humanities

41-45 16-17 40, 41, 46, 47 60-83 5 2, 3, 45, 161 6, 7, 14, 16, 19, 21 52, 53 11, 19, 21 8-13 8 48, 49 52, 53 9 26, 27 84-90 28-29 41, 47, 52 14-15 54-57 55 46 160 48-51 24, 25

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy Flexible learning Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery The Francis Crick Institute Foreign language study Graduate School Health and Dental Care Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience International students Internships IT facilities Joint master’s/PhD King’s Centre for Global Health King’s Learning Institute King’s Health Partners King’s Policy Institute Language Resource Centre Law Library Services Life Sciences & Medicine

30, 31 32, 33 38, 39 14-15 34, 35 11 5, 12-13, 15 18-21 53 36, 37 40, 41, 54, 57 6, 7, 14, 15 15 13 10 21 10, 11 8, 9 5, 15 91-93 14, 15 94-104

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University Policy

University Policy University statement on equality and diversity Key principles King’s College London recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its academic and economic strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the university’s commitment to equality and diversity: • To provide and advance equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity • To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community • To ensure that all university members and prospective members are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment because of a protected characteristic[1] • To provide and promote a positive working, learning and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any form of harassment, bullying or victimisation • To foster good relations between individuals from different groups and tackle prejudice and promote understanding. [1] A protected characteristic includes age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. Management responsibility for equality and diversity resides within the Equality & Diversity Unit in the Directorate of Student & Education Support. The Disability Advisory Service provides information, advice and guidance on possible support initiatives to students and staff of the university. The university recognises that all of its members have a duty to support and commit to its equality and diversity principles to ensure that these are embedded within university policies, procedures and practices.

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Term dates Please check kcl.ac.uk/study/ pg/importantdates.aspx for changes to term and enrolment dates. The provisional dates are: 26 September to 16 December 2016 9 January to 31 March 2017 1 May to 2 June 2017

Registration for first-year students 19 to 23 September 2016

Degree-awarding powers In July 2006 the Privy Council granted King’s College London degree-awarding powers in its own right. The university exercises these powers while remaining a constituent College of the University of London. Therefore all students who start a course in 2016 will study for a King’s College London degree. Your degree certificate will record that your degree is awarded by King’s and that the College is a member of the University of London. The enactment of this change in awarding authority does not affect the degree programme curricula, the teachers or the methods of teaching, the modes of assessment or the high quality of the academic and associated support provision.

Qualifications at King’s Undergraduate-level programmes (equivalent to final year undergraduate study) Grad Cert, Grad Dip: Graduate Certificates and Diplomas.

Taught level qualifications

LLM: Master of Laws MA: Master of Arts MClinDent: Master of Clinical Dentistry MMUS: Master of Music MPH: Master of Public Health MRes: Master of Research MSc: Master of Science PG Cert: Postgraduate Certificate PG Dip: Postgraduate Diploma PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Research degrees Joint PhD programmes with international partners MD(Res): Doctor of Medicine (Research) MPhil: Master of Philosophy MPhilStud: Master of Philosophical Studies.

Professional doctorates

DClinPsy: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DHC: Doctorate in Healthcare (nursing) DrPS: Doctorate in Professional Studies EdD: Doctorate in Education PhD: Doctor of Philosophy.

Changes to courses and changes to guide information The following message contains some very important information. Please read it before you use this guide. This guide was printed in the summer of 2015. It contains information on the postgraduate courses that King’s College London (“King’s”) intends to run for students who are planning to start university in the autumn of 2016. King’s has made every effort to ensure that the information provided is both helpful and accurate as at the date of publication. However, some changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. King’s will endeavour at all times to keep any changes to a minimum and to keep students informed appropriately. For this reason, it is particularly important that you should check the website for updates (www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus) or contact King’s using the contact details contained within this document.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties King’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between King’s and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.


Next steps Reading this guide should help to answer some of your questions about what King’s has to offer. Find out the details of the course you’re interested in on our online prospectus and… ...Visit King’s

Virtual fair

Get an insight into what it’s like to study at King’s at an open evening. Meet current and other prospective students and attend a variety of sample lectures and tours.

If you can’t travel to London, join us online. Register for our virtual fair to watch videos of your faculty, download helpful resources, and interact with lecturers, admissions staff, the graduate school, alumni and other prospective students via our secure chat

Get a feel for your life at King’s and sign up to a campus tour. Our student ambassadors will be your guide, and give you their first hand impressions of life on campus. Register online

www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/visit/tours.aspx After your guided tour of your home campus, why not explore the rest of King’s?

Strand Campus open evening For Arts & Humanities, Law, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences & Public Policy. Register online to attend:

www.kcl.ac.uk/virtualfair

Useful links Find your course

www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus Visit King’s

www.kcl.ac.uk/openday

• Thursday 19 November 2015 (Research) • Thursday 26 November 2015 (Taught) • Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Taught).

Search for funding

Guy’s Campus open evening

Fulfil your ambitions

For Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Dental & Oral Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Register online to attend:

www.kcl.ac.uk/gradfunding Explore accommodation

www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm apply.kcl.ac.uk

• Monday 23 November 2015 (Taught and Research) • Monday 1 February 2016 (Taught).

If you can’t attend an open evening, the university also organises weekly campus tours at both Strand and Guy’s campuses. For details visit www.kcl.ac.uk/openday

Waterloo Campus

Home to Biomedical Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Social Science & Public Policy and the Dental Institute.

Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

St Thomas’ Campus

Home to continuing medical and dental teaching.

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King’s is ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide* and based in the heart of London. With eight faculties, institutes and schools of study and over 200 partner institutions around the world, King’s offers world-class teaching and research. Our extensive range of subjects includes humanities; law; medicine; dentistry; nursing; mathematics; natural, biomedical, psychology, social and management sciences. *QS World University Rankings, 2014

Main address King’s College London Strand London WC2R 2LS United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454

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Postgraduate guide 2016  

Find out why you should choose King's for postgraduate study in 2016; this guide lists all of our courses, as well as the opportunities avai...

Postgraduate guide 2016  

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