King's College London

Introduction

If you want to make a difference and help shape the world in which we live, then King’s College London is the university for you. Ranked 16th in the world and located in one of the world’s greatest cities, King’s is where you can realise your full potential.

Since it was established in 1829, England’s 4th oldest university has developed a world-class reputation. With 12 Nobel Prize winners amongst our alumni and former staff, King’s has an impressive legacy. Students at King’s are part of a diverse and cosmopolitan community of over 26,000 students, of whom nearly 10,400 are graduate student.

You will benefit from our unique distinguishing connections with a multitude of international institutions located in London across the arts, sciences, politics, law and medicine.

King’s is an inspiring place that leads the way in discovery and innovation across 8 Faculties, Institutes and Schools. From academics conducting research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge, to you – the next generation of world thinkers – seeking answers to some of society’s most pressing questions, a spirit of enquiry permeates everything we do.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities – traditional and emerging disciplines combine in a faculty deeply involved in collaborations with London’s cultural and private sectors, maximising the social, cultural and economic impact of our teaching and research.

Dental Institute – recognised internationally as the most influential centre of excellence in the UK for oral and dental research, we remain one of the leaders in oral science development.

Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy – as one of the largest UK university faculties focusing on policy-oriented research, we are committed to advancing social science scholarship to help tackle the most important social, political and ethical issues of our time.

The Dickson Poon School of Law – the excellence and influence of our research has led to change both nationally and internationally and underpins all of our teaching. Panel and committee representation, research reports and legal advice to world leaders are just some of the ways we impact public policy and practice.

Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine – our mission is to deliver world-leading education and research in the biomedical and health sciences. With 500 academic staff across 18 divisions, our work encompasses basic, translational and clinical science.

Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences- drawing on the rich legacy of pioneering King’s scientists, we’re working on fundamental problems in basic science across mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, robotics and computer sciences, as well as their application to healthcare, security and many other areas.

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery – our internationally renowned academics lead the way in evidence-based, innovative healthcare research and education. Our work has global impact, allowing you to take your learning beyond traditional ideas of nursing and midwifery. Our goal is to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for all patients and families.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience – as the second most cited research centre in the world, our reputation and research-led learning experience attracts the very best students globally.

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MSc

MSc Global Air Quality Management & Science

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

As part of the MSc in Global Air Quality; Management & Science you will receive training from leading air quality and health experts, who currently advise the World Health Organisation, the UK Government and the European Commission. From them, you will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the contemporary theory and practice of air quality and its management. [+]

MSc Global Air Quality Management & Science The World Health Organisation estimated that in 2012 air pollution was associated with 7 million premature deaths worldwide. This finding more than doubles the previous estimate and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. As part of the MSc in Global Air Quality; Management & Science you will receive training from leading air quality and health experts, who currently advise the World Health Organisation, the UK Government and the European Commission. From them, you will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the contemporary theory and practice of air quality and its management. Course benefits include: You will be taught by internationally renowned experts and practitioners from King's and elsewhere The course integrates the theoretical and practical aspects of air quality and health related sciences You will gain specific and targeted training and research in the field of air quality management Have access to and use of sophisticated air quality instruments, air quality models, emission inventories and innovative data analysis methods Students will form strong links with departmental research groups and external organisations in the UK and beyond Located in the heart of London Description The MSc in Global Air Quality; Management & Science combines research excellence with strong links to business and policy makers. A unique feature of the course is the coverage of all aspects of air quality from emissions, through measurement and modelling to exposure science and the impacts of air pollutants on health.... [-]

MSc International Marketing (part time)

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Prepares you to undertake a critical analysis of strategic international marketing issues (planning, practice and theory). Suitable for students who want to work in marketing management, marketing consultancy, media and related careers. [+]

MSc International Marketing (part time) Prepares you to undertake a critical analysis of strategic international marketing issues (planning, practice and theory). Suitable for students who want to work in marketing management, marketing consultancy, media and related careers. Unrivalled location, in the heart of London. At King’s, you will mainly be working with Faculty from the Marketing Subject Group that teaches marketing and conducts empirical and theoretical research on marketing activity, as well as how this impacts key marketing issues such as marketing strategy and consumer research. Provides a high-level and rigorous understanding of the theory and practice of international marketing. Prepares you to undertake a critical analysis of strategic international marketing issues (planning, practice and theory). Suitable for students who currently work or want to work in marketing management, marketing consultancy, digital and media related careers. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. King’s College London has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degree, which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. Block taught over weekend sessions (MBA type delivery) to allow students to continue to work alongside their master's. Description This programme is delivered by a group of world-renowned scholars, with expertise and practical... [-]

MSc Russian Politics & Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our MSc focuses on contemporary political, economic and social policy challenges. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events, and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis. [+]

MSc Russian Politics & Society Our MSc focuses on contemporary political, economic and social policy challenges. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events, and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis. The only social-science driven programme on contemporary Russia on offer in London, ideal if you are seeking an analytical role in business or government, or considering further study at PhD level. Quality research-based teaching in a breadth of fields, with unique opportunities to engage with policy practitioners throughout the taught programme. The unparalleled opportunity to study Russia in a world-spanning context amidst King’s Global Institutes and drawing on King’s network of connections, including a wide range of academic links with Russian universities and academic organisations, as well as Russian and international businesses, government agencies, international organisations and others. Description As part of King’s Russia Institute’s Russian Policy Studies programme, our MSc in Russian Politics & Society is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to analyse a broad range of contemporary Russian policy challenges in applied settings, as well as the theoretical basis needed for analysis and engagement in broader thematic and geographic contexts. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the interlocking social, political and economic challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical... [-]

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MA/MSc Environment & Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Environment and Development programme is aimed at providing students with an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues, grounded in differing regional contexts across the global South. This will involve the critical appraisal of paradigms generated in the North from the viewpoint of the South, as well as the detailed study of paradigms emerging in the South. [+]

MA/MSc Environment & Development The MA Environment and Development programme is aimed at providing students with an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues, grounded in differing regional contexts across the global South. This will involve the critical appraisal of paradigms generated in the North from the viewpoint of the South, as well as the detailed study of paradigms emerging in the South. Key benefits Staff all have first hand experience of environmental and developmental issues in the world's poor countries. Interactive teaching, with regular classroom discussions. Students are encouraged to carry out original fieldwork either in the UK or overseas for their dissertations. Located in the heart of London. Description The MA Environment and Development programme is aimed at providing students with an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues, grounded in differing regional contexts across the global South. This will involve the critical appraisal of paradigms generated in the North from the viewpoint of the South, as well as the detailed study of paradigms emerging in the South. The programme provides a framework for the understanding of environmental issues and development problems in Asia, Africa and Latin America and provides relevant regional case studies to exemplify the problems raised. You must take a minimum of 180 credits and a maximum of 190 credits as outlined below. Details of all modules are at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/masters/timetablesmodules.aspx. Note that not all options in the “list of prescribed optional modules” or under “other... [-]

MA Arts & Cultural Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Delivered from one of the world’s cultural capitals, this MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural manager. With its distinctive mix of theoretical, practical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how to apply creative leadership in managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity and financial sustainability at local and global levels. [+]

MA Arts & Cultural Management Delivered from one of the world’s cultural capitals, this MA is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural manager. With its distinctive mix of theoretical, practical, and arts-based knowledge and skills development, you will learn how to apply creative leadership in managing artistic excellence, cultural heritage, audience diversity and financial sustainability at local and global levels. Key benefits Head start your career through focused teaching and internship. Insights into management, planning and leadership. Gain knowledge of arts and culture across national and international contexts. Strong links with London’s cultural organisations. Lectures and workshops from leading arts and cultural industry professionals. Emphasis on creativity and arts-based learning. Description This innovative new Masters programme, delivered from within the heart of one of the world’s cultural capitals, is specifically designed to meet the needs of the arts and cultural manager. You will learn the vital importance of creativity, given the increasingly global nature of competition, as well as the opportunities and threats posed by new technologies. Hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries and working in collaboration with the Cultural Institute at King's, the MA Arts & Cultural Management programme offers an unparalleled exposure to cultural management in practice, with core modules providing critical engagement with experienced cultural managers and leading London-based arts organisations. There is also the opportunity to undertake an internship, where you will undertake work experience in the arts or creative industries, and write a self-assessment looking at... [-]

MA Big Data in Culture & Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our Big Data in Culture & Society MA recognises the growing importance of Big Data in contemporary society and addresses the theory and practice of Big Data from an arts and humanities perspective. [+]

MA Big Data in Culture & Society Our Big Data in Culture & Society MA recognises the growing importance of Big Data in contemporary society and addresses the theory and practice of Big Data from an arts and humanities perspective. What is Big Data? Beyond the unprecedentedly large data sets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, it is increasingly about our everyday lives. In short, it is about how the data we generate is transforming social, cultural, political and economic processes as well as the generation of knowledge. This course is likely to appeal to a broad range of students across the Arts and Humanities from Sociology to Political Science to English to Business and beyond. It will attract forward-thinking students interested in emerging trends who recognise that data scientists and analysts require collaborators with domain specialisation and critical insights. Taught by scholars working at the leading edge of digital studies and big data Offers a lively mix of theory and practical work Equips students with skills that are highly attractive to employers in our digital age Provides a series of workshops with data scientists and analysts to learn collaborative practices and applications in social media and cultural analytics, mobile platforms, and data visualization Is at the forefront of digital developments - Big Data is transforming society, politics, the economy and culture and impacting work Offers innovative interdisciplinary methods of study crossing technological and cultural perspectives Links Big Data to Culture, Law & Ethics, Geography, Public... [-]

MA Climate Change: History, Culture, Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MA Programme (please see separate description for the MSc programme) provides students with the theories, methods and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural and social perspectives, enabling students to better understand how people in different settings around the world make sense of climate change and the different ways they respond to it. [+]

MA Climate Change: History, Culture, Society This MA Programme (please see separate description for the MSc programme) provides students with the theories, methods and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural and social perspectives, enabling students to better understand how people in different settings around the world make sense of climate change and the different ways they respond to it. Key benefits Direct access to world experts and their networks Part of a diverse and stimulating community of scholars Located in the heart of London; internships available Collaborative project work for student dissertations Description The MA starts from the premise that since the idea of climate change has penetrated into all aspects of human life, a fully cultural analysis of climate change and its responses is necessary to gain understanding, beyond that offered by scientific, political and economic analyses. This demands the study of a wide range of human beliefs, attributes and practices: peoples’ worldviews and values, the different ways knowledge is made, narratives of development and environmental change, the changing nature of expertise and cultural performances. This MA Programme therefore provides an introduction to all of these topics, as well as introducing students to the social status of contemporary climate change science. The Programme equips students to analyse different public discourses of climate change in developed and developing countries and to understand and critique how climate knowledge is used in different national political cultures. You must take a minimum of 180 credits and a maximum of 190... [-]

MA Digital Humanities

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA in Digital Humanities brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture, from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and beyond. The Digital Humanities combine the practical creation and analysis of digital objects and resources with critical reflection on the new questions, opportunities and ruptures which this provokes. [+]

MA Digital Humanities MA in Digital Humanities brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture, from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and beyond. The Digital Humanities combine the practical creation and analysis of digital objects and resources with critical reflection on the new questions, opportunities and ruptures which this provokes. Key benefits This world-leading programme is highly multidisciplinary and draws on a wide range of expertise in web technologies, digital publishing, open software and content creation, digital cultural heritage, coding in humanities/cultural contexts and maps, apps & the Geoweb. The programme provides opportunities to scope, build and critique practical experiments in digital research with an arts, humanities and cultural sector focus. Through the optional internship module students can have direct access to some of the world's most important culture and media institutions. The MA can lead to further research or to careers in cultural heritage institutions (such as museums, libraries, and archives), in multimedia and new media companies, in internet companies, in publishing houses, and in web based businesses in London and overseas. Description The digital humanities have played an important role in exploring how we create and disseminate knowledge in an age where so much of what we do is mobile, networked and mediated by digital culture and technology. The principle educational aims are to develop and enhance participants’ awareness and understanding of a range of subjects relevant to the digitally mediated study of human culture, including: How we model human culture using... [-]

MA Double Masters in Asian and European Affairs

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

Aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the politics, economics and society of Asia and Europe. Combines the expertise on China and Asia at Renmin University of China and expertise on European affairs at King's College London. Provides students with the knowledge to critically understand and assess Asian, European and global politics. [+]

MA Double Masters in Asian and European Affairs Aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the politics, economics and society of Asia and Europe. Combines the expertise on China and Asia at Renmin University of China and expertise on European affairs at King's College London. Provides students with the knowledge to critically understand and assess Asian, European and global politics. Key benefits Offers the opportunity to learn about both contemporary Asia and Europe with a particular focus on economic, political and societal dynamics Study at two of the world's most prestigious universities, in two of the world's most dynamic cities (one year in Beijing, one year in London) Unique opportunity to develop a sensitivity towards social, cultural and political differences greatly valued by employers Possibility of learning Chinese contributes to employability For Chinese students acquisition of reasonable proficiency in English contributes to employability European & International Studies staff contributed in a major way to King's being ranked first for research power in the field of Politics and International Relations (2014 Research Excellence Framework) Description Designed for students who wish to obtain in-depth knowledge of the politics, economics and society of Asia and Europe and to pursue a career in public service, international organisations, business, research or academia. As the EU is the largest economic block in the world and Asia is the fastest growing region, this programme will equip students with sufficient knowledge about the two regions to work in either of them or in international institutions. Renmin University of China... [-]

MA European Political Economy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA European Political Economy provides conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of developments in the political economy and public policies of the European Union. The programme is characterised by a broad and historical approach to European & International Studies. Ideal for employment in the EU, business, public service, research and teaching. [+]

MA European Political Economy The MA European Political Economy provides conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of developments in the political economy and public policies of the European Union. The programme is characterised by a broad and historical approach to European & International Studies. Ideal for employment in the EU, business, public service, research and teaching. Key benefits Interdisciplinary programme drawing on the expertise of highly ranked departments Taught by well-published and multi-national staff Vibrant research community, designated as a Jean Monnet Centre of Europe in the World Description The MA European Political Economy is taught by the Department of European & International Studies (EIS) and the Department of Political Economy (DPE), offering students what is distinctive to each of these departments and combining a broad political and historical approach to European & International Studies with a focus on conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of public policy. The two Departments contributed in a major way to King’s College being ranked first for research power in the field of Politics & International Relations in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Additionally, the central London location of the Strand campus, where all teaching activities are held, facilitates seminars and talks led by high-profile academics and practitioners. Course purpose The MA European Political Economy offers students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of the political economy of the European Union, drawing on a range of approaches including International Relations, Political Economy and Public Policy Analysis. Course format and assessment... [-]

MA in War Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in War Studies enhances analytical, conceptual, research and critical thinking skills designed expressly to enhance employability and aid professional career development. You will gain an understanding of the phenomenon of war and conflict, along with its causes, conduct and consequences, from historical, political, philosophical, military and sociological viewpoints. [+]

MA in War Studies The MA in War Studies enhances analytical, conceptual, research and critical thinking skills designed expressly to enhance employability and aid professional career development. You will gain an understanding of the phenomenon of war and conflict, along with its causes, conduct and consequences, from historical, political, philosophical, military and sociological viewpoints. Key benefits Designed to provide a postgraduate-level introduction to War Studies for students who have little or no specialist background in the field. A unique opportunity to study war from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to achieve a sophisticated and well-rounded understanding of the phenomenon. A chance to develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employability, aid your professional-career development and help prepare you for postgraduate research. These include analytical, conceptual, critical-thinking, research and communication skills. You will be taught by some of the very best academics in the field. Departmental staff are internationally acknowledged experts in their areas of specialization; they are active researchers and routinely employ their latest findings in their teaching. An opportunity to study at a global centre of excellence that enjoys close relationships with other academic institutions, with think tanks, non-governmental organizations and policy-making bodies around the world. Opportunities to network with high-profile visitors, such as government ministers, ambassadors and generals, who frequently give talks in the Department. Description War is a key aspect of human experience, and people have long sought to understand it from a diverse range of perspectives. Students of war are drawn from the... [-]

MA Middle Eastern Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Expert interdisciplinary research-led teaching in the contemporary history, international relations, security, culture, languages and politics of the Mediterranean and Middle East. We offer a broad choice of modules. Students have gone on to pursue careers at the United Nations, EU, diplomatic service, journalism and the financial services. [+]

MA Middle Eastern Studies Expert interdisciplinary research-led teaching in the contemporary history, international relations, security, culture, languages and politics of the Mediterranean and Middle East. We offer a broad choice of modules. Students have gone on to pursue careers at the United Nations, EU, diplomatic service, journalism and the financial services. Key benefits We offer our students the additional academic development, mentoring and taking time to ensure the intellectual development of our students. A wide range of optional modules taught by world leading scholars in conflict resolution and the history and politics of the Middle East with an interdisciplinary approach Provides enhanced skills and qualifications for future employment and research in an increasingly important field. We offer to MA students a research methodology seminar series in addition to courses Located in the heart of London and its policy, academic and think thank networks as well as being a journalistic hub, centre for international finance as well as being a world cultural centre that has close ties with the region. Unique access to unparalleled collections at the British Library, the King’s College Library’s Special Collections possesses on permanent loan the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s complete book collection until 1968. Close links with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with ambassadors regularly speaking at King’s each semester through our Conversation With Diplomacy series of events Our Middle East Research Group (MERG) brings in a variety of world leading scholars to speak at King’s The Modern Language Centre offers instruction and tuition in Arabic,... [-]

MA Political Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our MA Political Economy offers you one of the few opportunities to study advanced political economy in the UK. This innovative MA programme draws on interdisciplinary work at the boundary of politics, philosophy and economics to analyse the ability of political and market processes to address economic and ethical problems. [+]

MA Political Economy Our MA Political Economy offers you one of the few opportunities to study advanced political economy in the UK. This innovative MA programme draws on interdisciplinary work at the boundary of politics, philosophy and economics to analyse the ability of political and market processes to address economic and ethical problems. Key benefits A truly interdisciplinary course drawing on work in politics, philosophy and economics. Offers you the opportunity to acquire specialist introductory training in disciplines distinct from your undergraduate degree. Exposes you to a wide range of theoretical approaches in political economy - both mainstream and heterodox. Focuses on the inter-relationship between institutional/empirical analysis and standards of ethical evaluation. Close links with the world of politics and policy both in the UK and overseas. Located in the heart of London. Description Our MA programme will enable you to: Acquire the core background in economic and political theory necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary enquiry of political economy. Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of rival theories in both positive and normative political economy. Develop the interdisciplinary skills necessary to engage with debates about the ability of political and market process to address economic and ethical dilemmas. Apply key political economic concepts to a range of subject areas including comparative political economy, economic development, constitutional analysis, crime and punishment, and distributive justice. Our programme is designed around core taught modules on key concepts in contemporary political economy and an independent dissertation. A range of option modules are offered, enabling... [-]

MA The Classical World & Its Reception

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme explores the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped the modern. [+]

MA The Classical World & Its Reception Explores the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped the modern. The programme is interdisciplinary, and is open to students with no prior knowledge of ancient languages. Compulsory module: Research Training and Dissertation in Classical Reception, and 120 credits of optional modules. Key benefits One of the world's largest and most distinguished departments of Classics. Unrivalled location for the study of the ancient world thanks to London's unique range of specialist libraries, museums and galleries. Extraordinarily wide choice of modules, drawing on the resources of the whole of the University of London. King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. King’s is the Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3’. We were ranked third for graduate-level jobs and fifth for highest starting salaries in the 2012 Sunday Times University Guide Description This MA programme explores the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped the modern. It is research-led, taught in the Department of Classics, by experts in the field of Classical reception. The Department's research and teaching strengths stretch from the Aegean Bronze Age and the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome to Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and culture, giving the programme a breadth unmatched anywhere in the world. The programme... [-]