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About King's College London

King’s College is credited with the invention of telegraphy, the first use of antiseptic medicine, the development of beta-blockers, and the discovery of the structure of DNA. Today, many of the College's well-known centers of excellence – prison studies, construction law, developmental neurobiology, medical law and ethics, defense studies, and drug control – lead cutting-edge research in their respective fields.

A full-time student normally takes four courses per semester, although you may take as few as two depending on the course structure. In the humanities, most students choose to specialize in one or two departments. Students in the biomedical and health and life sciences are encouraged to study across a range of departments. You will have free and unlimited 24-hour access to campus computers, e-mail, and the Internet.

Students who apply early will be assigned to King's housing. Most residences are self-catering, although one College residence provides a meal plan. While fall and spring semester students cannot be guaranteed King's housing, so far the College has maintained a 100 percent placement record.

If King's housing is not available, you will be assigned to a shared room in a furnished flat or student house operated by Arcadia University. Arcadia's accommodation, which requires an additional charge, provides cooking facilities so you can prepare your own meals. All housing operated by Arcadia University is in residential areas of London that are convenient to shopping and easily accessible by local transportation.

Outside of your studies, you can take advantage of King's central location and explore the many nearby cultural and historical attractions. As a member of the King's College Students' Union you can join any number of student societies and sports clubs. There is a lively nightclub and good quality cafeterias and bars that are housed in the Union building. For sports enthusiasts, the College has a range of facilities that includes a swimming pool, fitness gym, and sports grounds that can accommodate hockey, rugby, football, cricket, tennis, netball, and croquet.

In addition to the College’s Students’ Union, you are welcome to use the University of London’s Student’s Union, located in central London. In addition to bars, restaurants and an entertainment venue that attracts major bands and comedy acts, you'll find the Union building equipped with shops, a fitness center and weights room, health spa, squash and badminton courts, and swimming pool. At the Union you'll have a chance to meet and socialize with students from the many colleges and institutes that make up the University of London.