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

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.

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

Choosing Your Courses

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.

  • You can search by subject area or department and then sort by course level and semester using the menus on the right-hand side.
  • Clicking on a course title will provide a dropdown menu with semester offered, credit weight and assessment information. Click “Module details” to find a course description and additional 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. 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.

Enrollment Process

  • King’s will review and pre-register you in appropriate classes based on your academic preferences 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 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. 


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