King’s College London (KCL)
King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS international world rankings) and the fourth oldest university in England. KCL is research-led and based in the heart of London with over 27,600 students (including nearly 10,500 postgraduates) from some 150 countries. KCL provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research: in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), KCL was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. 84% of research at KCL was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million. KCL has a distinguished reputation in: the humanities; law; the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry; social sciences, including international affairs. KCL is the largest centre for healthcare education in Europe (with more applications per place in medicine than any other) and provides education and research in the widest range of subjects allied to medicine of any London institution.