King's College London - Master's Degree

King's College London in the United Kingdom, offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs through its faculties of Arts & Humanities; Dental Institute; Law; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural & Mathematical Sciences; Nursing & Midwifery; Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; and Social Science & Public Policy.  

  • Acceptance Rate 13%
  • Students 18,630
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

King’s College London was founded in the tradition of the Church in 1828 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others. The College was granted a royal charter by King George IV in August 1829. Over the years King’s College merged with several institutions including the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals; Chelsea College; Queen Elizabeth College; and the Institute of Psychiatry.

Today King’s College London is one of the world’s leading Universities for both education and research. 12 Nobel Laureates have worked and studied at King’s: Charles Barkla, (1917) won a Nobel Prize for his  research into X-rays and other emissions; Sir Owen Richardson (1928) for pioneering the study of ‘thermionics’; Professor Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1929) for research on vitamins and beriberi; Professor Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1932) for research on the nervous system; Sir Edward Appleton (1947) for exploration of the ionosophere; Dr Max Theiler (1951) for developing a vaccine for yellow fever; Maurice Wilkins (1962) for the discovery of the structure of DNA; Reverend Desmond Tutu (1984) for Peace; Sir James Black (1988) for the development of beta-blocker and anti-ulcer drugs; Mario Vargas Llosa (2010) for Literature; and Professor Peter Higgs (2013) for Physics.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Art History

    GBP 23,340 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    Civil Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

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    Classics

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Clinical Psychology

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

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    Computer Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Economics

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Education

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Electrical Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    English Literature

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Finance

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Human Resources

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Humanities

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

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    Journalism

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Languages

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Latin

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    Law

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Marketing

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Mathematics

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Medicine

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Music

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Nursing

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Pharmacology

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of drug interactions on biological systems and organisms and the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, and therapeutic uses of drugs. Includes instruction in pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, drug therapeutics, drug action, bodily responses to drug events, biochemical proliferation and differentiation, apoptosis, cell biology, medicinal chemistry, and studies of specific drugs and drug interactions.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Political Science

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Psychology

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Social Work

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Sociology

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Statistics

    GBP 17,040 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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    Systems Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

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    Teaching

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 26
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 23
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 46
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 21
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 58

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.20
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 93
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    King’s College London has influenced many advancements including the discovery of the structure of DNA; and research that has led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

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          • Testimony
            2011-2012, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

            After completing my second year of medical school at St George’s, University of London, I pursued an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London between 2011 and 2012. I took myself away from a small hospital in the vibrant and ethnically rich suburb of Tooting and found myself in London Bridge, a place dominated by a crowd of pin striped suits and London’s best budget eateries. Settling into life on campus was much easier than I had anticipated. At King’s, intercalating students are taught with third year students on standard entry BSc programmes. Within a degree specialty, students can choose from a wide variety of modules relevant to their course. As such, each module comprised students from various backgrounds, both internally and externally, which helped me to integrate because new social groups were formed every term. One of the challenges I encountered during my year was playing catch up with the knowledge base expected for students on the pre-existing three year programme. The nature of the year itself, however, is self directed so taking a pre-emptive and proactive stance in such circumstances is encouraged. My intercalated BSc provided high quality research training that I would not have gained at medical school. By the end of the year, I became proficient at using a pipette and quite the Drosophila melanogaster “dissector extraordinaire”, having dissected hundreds of flies’ brains as part of my laboratory research project. Two years on, my project provided the platform for me to present my research internationally at a conference in San Diego. The undergraduate teaching and research training experience I gained during the year was invaluable and ultimately allowed me to explore clinical sciences in greater depth and make my unique contribution in science research.

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            1983-1987, Bachelor of Science (BS)

            King's offers uncompromising academic quality, in all relevant dimensions: from research to expertise; from lecturers to curriculum; from campus to facilities; from student life to location. And that's an informed judgement!

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            1996-2000, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

            Wherever I travel across the world the King's brand speaks volumes. It allows me to gain immediate respect with my clients when they know I am an alumnus of a global institution which a brilliant reputation for academic success.