King's College London Courses

Semester students take 16 U.S. credits (60 King's credits); Academic Year students take 32 credits (120 King's credits).

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

Some courses designated as Level 4 require additional background.

Psychology courses are only available to students enrolling for the full academic year, and students must take either the full suite of Level 4 (first year) or Level 5 (second year) modules, dependent on your prior academic experience.

King’s Health & Society Program

In addition to the general study abroad program, King’s offers a separate Health & Society program, an intensive practice-based program, with clinical experience and high-level academics, open to:

  • Juniors and seniors planning to enter the medical profession
  • Students with a strong academic background in biosciences/related subjects

When applying:

Further information can be found on the Health & Society website.

Choosing Your Courses

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

  • You can search by school, department, course level, and semester using the dropdown menus.
  • Clicking on a course title will take you to a page that has a brief course description, semester offered, credit weight and assessment information.

Please note when choosing courses it is important to pay attention to the levels and prerequisites. King’s will only register you for courses for which you have sufficient background, whether or not there are listed prerequisites.

Level 4 - is a first year undergraduate module (introductory) - courses at this level are generally open to everyone but some subjects, such as the sciences, Music and Informatics require relevant and sufficient background even at introductory level.

Level 5 - is a second-year undergraduate course (intermediate) - courses at this level require students to have already taken 3-4+ modules in this subject area at their home institution.

Level 6 - is a final year undergraduate course (advanced) - courses at this level require students to have already taken 6-7+ courses in this subject area at their home institution. You can only take level 6 courses if you are majoring in and have a very strong background in the subject.

Enrollment Process

  • King’s will review and pre-register you in appropriate classes based on your preliminary course form. 
  • Submit at least 10-course selections for one semester or 12 for the academic year listed in order of preference.
  • There is limited course availability after the application deadline.

There will likely be an add/drop period at the start of the semester. If you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution. 

Miscellaneous

Health & Society Program Fee

Students in this program are subject to a completely different fee structure. This tuition is charged to all students registered for 6MMMX100 Health & Society. For more information, please visit the Health & Society website


Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Percentage Description U.S. Equivalent
70 – 100% First Class  A
60 – 69% Second Class Upper  B+
50 – 59% Second Class Lower  B
40 – 49% Third Class/Pass  C
0 – 39% Fail  F
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COPYRIGHT AACRAO EDGE.