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King's College London KCL

Address: Strand, London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom

Description King's College London KCL

King's College London is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the UK. This educational institution is a public research university. The foundation of this university occurred in 1829 through the efforts of King George IV and the Duke of Wellington. King's College London (KCL) is located in five buildings on the territory of central London. KCL was among the founders of the University of London in 1837, and today Kings College is its structural division.

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In the Royal College of many prestigious faculties and specialties. But the most popular area for many decades here is the study of medicine and the education of qualified doctors. Occupying the 28th place in the world ranking of the best universities in the world, KCL is rightfully considered one of the most sought-after places of study. Adds to the popularity of the university and the assessment of the national academic ranking. According to this indicator, King's College London is located on the 7th stage of the TOP list of the best educational institutions in the UK.

As already emphasized, the most popular area of ​​education at the Royal College is the study of medicine. The St. Thomas Medical College is proud of its early history, since it has been functioning since the 16th century. In this case, the hospital, on the basis of which the faculty conducts its activities, arose even earlier - in 1178.

According to the opinion of international experts, the most highly-rated areas of college education are:

  • training dentists;
  • learning the basics of pharmacology;
  • Faculty of Nursing

You should also pay attention to research conducted in this school and specifically in the hospital. It is in this institution that local scientists discovered the structure of DNA. At the Royal College, medical research centers and major clinics are active. Among the other KCL faculties, law and history studies are particularly popular.

Outstanding personalities of King's College

The list of the most famous people related to this educational institution:

  • C. Barkla - the Nobel Prize in physics. He was a teacher at King's College. Known as a scientist who discovered X-rays.
  • A. Clark - was not only an inventor and a famous futurologist. He co-wrote the script for the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” as well as a number of novels. As an outstanding fiction received from the Queen's knighthood.
  • T. Hardy is an architect as well as a poet and prose writer. Designed and rebuilt the church. Then he began to write excellent novels.

 

Unique facts

In Royal College you can get a military education. By the way, this is the only institution of higher education in the UK that trains officers. The beginning of the education of military personnel coincided with the West Indies campaign in 1846. At the end of the 19th century, the Constitution of King's College underwent significant changes - the university acquired a commercial status. According to the new rules, women began to be admitted to the educational process (in early 1885, the first students were accepted to study at the Royal College).

Equipment King's College London KCL

KCL is located in several historic buildings located on both sides of the Thames. Campus Strand, which is the main building of King's College, is located next to Trafalgar Square. Here are the following faculties:

  • right;
  • mathematics;
  • natural science direction;
  • humanities.

Separately located campus Guy. Future dentists and doctors are educated here. And the campus of St. Thomas is located next to the Palace of Westminster. It is training in the direction of "Nursing". As for the Denmark Hill campus, students of the psychiatric faculty are educated  within its walls.

KCL's own housing stock provides students with the opportunity to live comfortably in one of the hostels. If a student makes an application for housing until June 30, then he will be guaranteed to live on any campus.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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