About University of London, King's College London:

King’s is a leading university providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. We are ranked sixth in the UK for the quality and quantity of research activity (Research Excellence Framework 2014). King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape 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. King’s continues to lead the way on research and pioneers new ideas to make the world a better place. King’s is London’s most central university, with five campuses linked through the heart of the capital, enabling us to build partnerships with key London institutions and form international conversations. We collaborate on research projects, share teaching resources and create internship opportunities to enhance our students’ experience. Current partners include the British Library, British Museum, National Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, and more. Our central location and varied partnerships allow students to get connected in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. King’s is not only an enriching experience from an academic perspective – we have a diverse and active student community, with almost 30,000 students from some 150 countries worldwide.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 115 85 63 55 64 62 67 60 55 51 51 45 43 44 44

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - 254 - 165 - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 301-350 270
Engineering 255 252 - - - - - - - 297 300 301-350 301-350 297
Life Sciences 55 44 36 39 38 33 33 30 31 31 28 28 30 42
Medicine 37 30 28 28 26 24 25 23 25 24 20 19 19 17
Natural Sciences 236 177 204 260 258 273 281 253 221 223 213 206 191 165
Social Sciences 104 85 92 79 76 74 67 67 69 65 66 56 54 37

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 135 165 211 185 200 230 205 170 159 198 144
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 87 79 91
Chemistry - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering 285 - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 292 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 31 32 29
Computer Science 247 240 145 100 110 135 116 121 106 113 98
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 131 151 120
Electrical Engineering 192 235 166 134 156 130 100 97 100 120 148
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - 212
Geosciences 285 262 236 277 244 232 201 228 217 166 139
Immunology - - - - - - - - 53 56 55
Materials Science - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 351-400 451-500
Mathematics - - - - - - 360 294 351-400 301-350 351-400
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 102 117 158
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 29 27 44
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 11 10 11
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 17 14 17 17 13 15 15 16 16 24
Physics - - - - - - 301-350 263 209 187 156
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 1 2 2
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 44 39 27
Space Science - - - - - - - - 224 191 159
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 193
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 40