King's College London, University of London
Westminster | South East England
Ucas code: K60
What students say about this university1143 comments (305 students)
The Lecturers don't get to spend much time with the students and so they hardly know the name of their students. Tutorials are...
The Lecturers don't get to spend much time with the students and so they hardly know the name of their students. Tutorials are too short. There are too are too many international students; there should be a balance.×
The student union could do a lot more to get people involved but it does organise some events especially at the start and end...
The student union could do a lot more to get people involved but it does organise some events especially at the start and end of the year×
Living in London there really is something for everyone. There is a very diverse range of clubs.Report
You get to choose 8 modules for the current academic year, which is ideally evenly distributed between the two terms. Of...
You get to choose 8 modules for the current academic year, which is ideally evenly distributed between the two terms. Of course, you get to play with them a little bit, so if you want to do five in the first term and 3 in the second or vice versa, you can. A module either consists of a lecture and a seminar or a two-hour seminar. The lectures you basically just sit, listen and take notes, while the seminars are all about interactions, doing close readings and voicing your thoughts about the topic. Most of the studying are done outside of classes, though, in the form of reading, reading, and more reading. The amount of primary and the secondary literature is quite heavy, so better take that into consideration.The content of my course is really diverse, it's all about seeking connections through time and space and looking at literature from a different perspective. So if you are interested in literature and culture but aren't so keen to limit yourself to just one country's literary traditions, or you are also interested in learning languages, this might be a great choice for you. That was my idea when looking at courses, and I absolutely enjoy my degree.The assessment is through coursework and exams. You mainly just write a whole lot of essays. The exams are that as well, essentially: timed essays. There is not much else to do with a literary degree, to be honest. They get longer and more demanding as you progress with your degree, but you can get the hang of it relatively soon.The feedback is released after 4 weeks of the deadline, and it is basically constructive criticism on your essay. You get a small summary of the positive and negative aspects of your paper, and also some commentary among the lines of the essay, in the form of text bubbles. Sometimes they sting a bit, but it is really worth reading them thoroughly and making sure you do not repeat your mistakes.×
I think you definitely need somewhat well off parents to study in London and actually get good grades. Unless you use all spare...
I think you definitely need somewhat well off parents to study in London and actually get good grades. Unless you use all spare time for extra jobs.×
Having a railcard really makes things a lot cheaper. I'm not really sure how good for value the food and drink on campus is,...
Having a railcard really makes things a lot cheaper. I'm not really sure how good for value the food and drink on campus is, but we have a sainsburys nearby that does meal deals. Lots of take aways nearby so lots of choice. The best thing is that you don't have to buy course books yourself , i have just used the books available in the library which cover all those on the reading list and more, saving me money. If i particularly like a book, i can then buy it, knowing it's true value having properly used it before.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction82%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students28,730
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate61%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time28%
of students are part-time
Male / Female64%
of students are female
Young / Mature23%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK29%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction65%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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