King’s College London pre-registers you in the classes you select with your original application. Make sure you carefully consider the courses you choose. Ensure that all your courses are courses you are willing to take while at King’s and are courses for which you can receive credit at your home university. It can be extremely difficult to change courses after your application, and in many cases, you will find limited course availability after the application deadline.
It is your responsibility to make sure that the courses you take abroad will transfer for credit to your home school. While every effort will be made to accommodate your course selections, Arcadia University cannot guarantee placement in any course. Your first choices may not be available due to schedule changes, time conflicts or cancellations. Alternate course approval and flexibility is extremely important. You will have two weeks to change your classes upon arrival if necessary, but availability may be limited at that time.
The courses available to study abroad students are located on King's College London's website:
Credit values for individual King’s College classes are listed in the course description for each class in the online catalogue. 15 King's credits is equivalent to 4 US semester hours of credit. 30 King's credits is equivalent to 8 US semester hours of credit.
Students at King’s for one semester should plan to take 16 US credits (60 King's credits). Students at King’s for the Academic Year should plan to take 32 credits (120 King's credits).
English classes at King’s will only be offered to students who are English majors. Unfortunately there are no exceptions to this policy. Alternative literature courses can be found through the area studies departments, the classics department, and the American Studies department.
The King’s Health & Society Program is a practice-based program that is open to:
This is an intensive program that focuses on practice-based clinical experience as well as high-level academic study. For further information about the Health & Society program see the King’s Health & Society course page.
If you wish to apply for the Health & Society Program, you must select 6MMMX100: Health & Society as a mandatory course. Your other courses will typically comprise selections from related departments, including Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy and Pharmacology, although it is possible to study in other departments. If you’re interested in this program you must select the Health & Society program (As opposed to King’s College) when applying.
Special Course Fees apply to students enrolled in one or more classes in a science-based department at King’s College. Students who are enrolled entirely in classes in the liberal arts fields will not have any special course fees. Arts classes are those which are offered in these schools and departments:
The Arts and Science mixed course fee is charged to students registered for a combination of both arts and science classes. This fee applies if you take even one course in the science departments as listed below.
The Science based fee is charged to students registered in a full load of science courses. Please note that the Health & Safety program follows a different fee structure; please see below. All courses offered by the following schools and departments are classified as science courses:
Students enrolled in the King’s Health & Society Program are subject to a completely different fee structure. Health & Society tuition is charged to all students registered for the Health & Society seminar (6MMMX100) alongside other classes from the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.