King's College London Online

The vision of King's College London is to make the world a better place. Since its foundation in 1829, our students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society. King's College London will continue to focus on world-leading education, research and service and will have an increasingly proactive role to play in a more interconnected, complex world.

Top reasons to study here

  • One of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020)
  • The fourth oldest university in England
  • Research-led and based in the heart of London

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (4)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Medicine & Health (3)
Social Sciences (3)



  • King's College London was founded in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others. King's was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829.
  • King's has many famous former students and members of staff, including Rosalind Franklin and John Keats.


King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of global society.

Through strong partnerships and research and teaching excellence, King’s is recognised as a thought-leader on interdisciplinary themes of global significance. King’s provides an internationalised curriculum and student experience which creates global citizens connected to international networks and employable anywhere in the world.


Research is core to King’s, what we do, what we care about and how we educate. It is how we channel our creativity to further knowledge and understanding, challenge convention and deliver impact.

The vision of King's College London is to deliver research to inform and innovate. Through world-leading and outward-looking research focused on meeting societal need, King's aims to make the world a better place.


Library services

The Libraries at King's offer a whole range of services that are available to support your studies - it's not just about borrowing books.

London, England, United Kingdom

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