King's College London Courses

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.

  • King’s College London requires that all students submit at least 8 course selections if they wish to study for a single semester and 12 course selections if they wish to study for the academic year.
  • List your course selections in order of preference.
  • In most cases, you will be registered for four courses for a total of 16 Arcadia credits, which is equal to 60 King’s credits.

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.

Course Selection

The courses available to study abroad students are located on King's College London's website:

  • Click on “by subject area” to link up directly with King’s course offerings by subject area.
  • Clicking on a course title will take you to a page that has a brief course description, semester offered, credit weight and assessment information.
  • When selecting your courses, make sure that you pay attention to levels and prerequisites. King’s will not register you for courses unless they feel you have sufficient background in the subject, regardless of whether or not there are listed prerequisites.
  • Special course fees apply if you take courses in science-based departments, geography or music. Please see below for details.
  • Only majors with a very strong background (5 to 6 prior courses) can take the final year/level 6 courses at King's.

Credit Information

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).

Specific Departmental Information

English

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.

King’s Health & Society Program

The King’s Health & Society Program is a practice-based program that is open to:

  • Juniors and seniors who plan to enter the medical profession upon graduation
  • Students who have a strong academic background in biosciences or related subjects

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

Special Course Fees apply to students enrolled in one or more classes in a science-based department at King's College London. 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:

  • School of Law
  • School of Social Science and Public Policy (EXCEPT Geography department; science fees apply)
  • School of Humanities (EXCEPT Music Department; science fees apply)

Mixed Arts and Science Fee

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.

Science Fee

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:

  • School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (EXCEPT MX1000: Practice of Medicine; see below)
  • School of Physical Science and Engineering
  • Geography Department
  • Music Department

Health & Society Program Fee

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.