Global Health, Liberal Arts & Sciences

King's College London
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Global Health, Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    King's College London

    King's College London (KCL), is ranked 26th in the entire United Kingdom as well as a part of the prestigious Russell Group, along with Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Glasgow. It was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and is known for its reputation as a center of global academic excellence. You'll find many subjects you can study, such as global health, biomedical sciences, humanities, European & international studies, and English literature to name a few. King's College London is an urban campus with five campuses: four located right in the heart of London along the River Thames, and the fifth campus, King's Denmark Hill, is in South London, 30 minutes from central London. You will most likely attend class on the Strand or Guy's campus.

  • Term

    Fall 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid Sep, 2020 - Mid Dec, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Feb 15, 2020

  • Credit

    60 UK Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.30 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $24,950

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Program Description

King's College London is ranked among the top 25 universities in the world and prides itself upon recruiting dedicated, academically focused students. A study abroad experience at King's College will allow you to call London, the world's most diverse city, home.

All courses are taught by host university faculty at King's College London. You will take classes alongside British and other international students. With an urban campus located in central London, this prestigious university is known for courses in biomedical sciences, humanities, and liberal arts.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.30.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • Students must have at least a sophomore (second year) status at their home university at the time of participation in this program.
  • All students must submit an letter of recommendation and a letter of intent along with with the standard ISA application.
  • All students participating in an academic year or internship program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa before departure for an additional cost.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

UK Credits

60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

16 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

24 - 24

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The courses listed below are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full King's College Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Students enroll in a total of 60 UK credits per semester.
  • Per King's College London, 15 UK credits is equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the King's College Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the King's College module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These King's College and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • If a student does not have the necessary pre-requisite experience, King's College will not approve them for the course. Students will then provide additional module choices.

Internship

  • Students enrolled in the Spring semester can choose to participate in an academic internship through the university. Upon completion the student will receive 15 UK credits (4 US semester credits).
  • Interest in the internship must be noted within the first line of the letter of intent to the university.
  • All internships will be confirmed on-site through interviews with potential employers. Students should expect to work approximately 120-150 hours throughout the semester.
  • All students who select the internship module will be required to obtain a Tier 4 visa for an additional cost.
  • Placements are not guaranteed and if a student does not receive a placement he/she will enroll in an alternate module.

Understanding the Course Code (EX  5AAEB070)

  • the first number refers to the level (4= Level 4, 5= Level 5, 6= Level 6)
  • the next three letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (AAE= Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Department of English)
  • the last numbers/letters refer to the unique number assigned to the class 
Transcript Information
  • The transcript from King's College will reflect UK credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.

The courses listed on our ISA website are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full King's College Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.

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Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
Sample of Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Sample of Classics Department
Sample of Digital Humanities Department
15 UK Credits
Social Media
5AAVC208
15 UK Credits
Sample of English & Comparative Literature Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Prose Fiction
5AAEB015
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Surrealism
6ABA0002
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Theatre Capital
5AAEB021
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of European Studies & International Studies Department
Sample of Film Studies Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Music Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Mozart in Vienna
6AAMS356
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Philosophy Department
Aesthetics
6AANA034
15 UK Credits
Elementary Logic
4AANA003
15 UK Credits
Epistemology I
4AANB007
15 UK Credits
Ethics I
4AANA002
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Theology & Religious Studies Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
4 Contact Hours
Paul in Context
5AAT2020
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
Sample of Anatomy & Human Sciences Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Biochemistry Department
Biochemistry
4BBY1013
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Metabolism
5BBB0223
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Physiology Department
Cell Physiology
6BBL0353
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Sample of Chemistry Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Informatics Department
15 UK Credits
Computer Systems
4CCS1CS1
15 UK Credits
Computer Vision
6CCS3COV
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Mathematics Department
Analysis I
5CCM221A
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Calculus I
4CCM111A
15 UK Credits
Complex Analysis
6CCM322A
15 UK Credits
Geometry I
4CCM122A
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Linear Algebra
5CCM222A
15 UK Credits
Linear Methods
4CCM113A
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Physics Department
15 UK Credits
Fields and Waves
4CCP1501
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Optics
6CCP3380
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Thermal Physics
4CCP1471
15 UK Credits
Sample of Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Sample of Global Health & Social Medicine Department
Sample of Management Department
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
15 UK Credits
Sample of Political Economy & War Studies Department
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Mary Howington

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Maria Suvagau

Resident Director, England

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Imogen Brooks

Student Services and Custom Programs Coordinator (Summer), England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services Coordinator, England

Shelby Staub

Student Services and Internship Coordinator, England

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located in Notting Hill and Mile End. Apartments typically house three to four ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals are not included but laundry machines are available for use at no extra cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm1

The residence halls at Westminster and King's College are located off campus, anywhere from half a mile to three miles from the respective campuses. The dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm2

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary, Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips.

Bulgaria & Greece

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Bulgaria, the oldest nation in Europe, before hopping over to the cradle of western civilization in Greece. On this excursion, you will learn about the culture and economy of both countries, the impact the European Union and Brexit have on you, and experience some of the best sights and cuisines in Europe.

Brighton

Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Cambridge

Cambridge is a quintessential British town. You'll get to explore traditional British architecture, visit the many street food markets, go for a punt on the river, and see the famous Cambridge University. You will have the opportunity to discover the many religious, cultural, and political influences that helped develop universities all across England.

Canterbury & Dover Caste

Canterbury is the birthplace of the Anglican Church and religious capital of England. It has inspired writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Father of English literature, the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, and author of the famous Canterbury Tales. Then journey southeast to Dover, England's biggest port and most popular point of entry to the British Isles. Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery surrounding the chalk cliffs aptly named the White Cliffs of Dover.

Stonehenge & Bath

The monument of Stonehenge is one of Britain's oldest Neolithic remnants and easily one of world's most famous sites. It is situated rather mysteriously amidst several hundred burial mounds and at great distances from any logical source for such large stones. After visiting Stonehenge, head northwest towards Bath, an ancient Roman town most famous for the baths constructed here over two millennia ago to take advantage of natural hot springs. Aside from the springs, Bath was home to many famous writers, poets, and celebrities, including the much-beloved novelist Jane Austen.

Stratford-upon-Avon

On this excursion, you will explore one of the most fascinating and historically significant cities in the UK. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon was chartered in 1196 and is to this day considered a market town, a special municipal status within the UK. It is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of the one and only William Shakespeare. Additionally, until the Industrial Revolution, Stratford was the gateway to the British canal network and was a town of appreciable importance for commerce and trade.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.