London, England’s capital, is the most populous and wealthiest city of Great Britain.
It offers a cosmopolitan mixture of different cultures and traditions. Students can find an endless list of world-class museums, monuments, buildings, churches and historical sites. London is also well known for its food, clothing and flower markets across the city. The areas of Piccadilly and Leicester Square offer many opportunities to experience London’s theaters, and students can purchase discount tickets to many of the productions. Other famous sights include the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. London is also at the heart of the world’s financial markets. It has a high concentration of international expertise and capital, and it has a great legal and regulatory system to support it.
King’s College London is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. With innovative direction and cutting-edge facilities, King's is recognized for its pioneering teaching and research. Based in the center of London, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK. King's has nearly 23,000 students from nearly 140 countries across nine academic schools and providing an international academic environment.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, social sciences, law, international affairs, the sciences and a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest center for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and no university has more Medical Research Council Centers.
Most majors; minimum sophomore standing; 3.3 GPA
Courses are taught in English
There is an extensive orientation program before the start of each semester.
King’s is a comprehensive university that offers courses in a wide range of subject areas. Generally courses are 15 British credits, the equivalent of 4 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 60 British credits (four courses). Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Visit the King's College course offerings page for more information.
Historic course equivalencies
Please note that the courses listed here have been approved in general for Marquette credit. However, because each individual academic record is unique, depending on the college, the major and courses taken previously, not every course will qualify to be used toward a Marquette degree. Therefore, current Marquette students must have prior approval from the their college office, before enrolling in these courses. Without this prior approval, any course taken at another institution will likely not be accepted toward the Marquette degree.
Students entering King’s College London under the study abroad program are eligible to apply for university housing although availability and choice may be limited. The majority of King’s residences are in central London, closest to King’s teaching campuses. King’s residences include catered or self-catered residence halls or apartments. The apartments house four to nine students: single rooms with en-suite shower, bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Students are able to study at King’s College for a semester, full year or during the summer. Typically the fall semester is late September to mid-December, the spring semester is early January to early June and the summer program offers two sessions in July.
|Fall 2012||Spring 2013||Summer 2012|
|Program begins||September 19||January 7||July 2 or July 23|
|Orientation||September 19-23||TBD||July 2 or July 23|
|Classes begin||September 26||TBD||July 3 or July 24|
|End of Semester||December 16||June 7||July 20 or August 10|
For most students (U.S. citizens) studying for less than six months and not undertaking work of any kind, entry in to the U.K. will be as a “Student Visitor” with the appropriate documentation. If the student is studying in the UK for more than six months or plans to undertake part-time employment (including internships), they must apply for a “Tier 4 Student Visa”.
Students participating in this program are expected to make their own flight arrangements. You must wait until you have been officially accepted to King’s before purchasing airline tickets. Student Universe (www.studentuniverse.com) and STA Travel (www.statravel.com) are two travel agencies that can often help students find flexible, discounted tickets.
*Other costs include estimated personal expenses.
Billing: Tuition (for semester or year) and CISI Insurance costs are billed and paid through Marquette University’s Bursar Office. All other costs, including housing and summer tuition, are either paid directly to King’s by the student or are out of pocket expenses. Meeting King’s payment deadlines for any costs are the student’s responsibility.
Please note: all cost and financial information are provided to the best of our knowledge and should be considered as approximate estimates only.