King’s College London

Founded in 1829, King’s College London is one of the oldest and most prestigious university institutions in the United Kingdom. King's is a constituent college of the University of London and is based in the centre of London. King's has more than 19,700 students, of whom more than 6,200 are postgraduate students. There are nine schools of study, with four campuses along the Thames in Central London, and one in South London. There are also six halls of residence dotted around London. King's has a very strong academic reputation and is regularly ranked as one of top 25 universities in the world. Most recently, it was ranked 6th in the United Kingdom, 7th in Europe and 23rd in the world in the Times Higher Education rankings. The university has been at the forefront of many of the advances that have shaped modern life, including the discovery of the structure of DNA, and it is now the largest centre for the education of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in Europe and home to six Medical Research Council centres. The university is also strong in the field of law, humanities and social sciences and is considered to be at the forefront in creating links between the arts, culture and universities, and in developing public policy nationally.