Semester students take 16 U.S. credits (60 King's credits); Academic Year students take 32 credits (120 King's credits).
This is a highly competitive program with a limited number of spots. Please speak with your Program Manager if you need to study abroad in a particular semester or you have classes you need to take while abroad.
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.
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. Further information can be found on the Health & Society website.
The courses available to study abroad students are located in the King's College London's study abroad module catalog. Modules in the Biosciences are in a separate catalog found here.
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. Course levels have been explained below.
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 an 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.
Level 7 - this is a postgraduate level course and is not open to study abroad students.
There will 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.
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).
|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|