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King’s College London Open Week 12-16 March

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    Hi everyone!

    King's College London will be live on The Student Room all week from 12-16 March 2012. We'll be here with current King's students answering questions you might have about King's, student life and London life in general.

    Looking forward to chatting with you all soon - obviously if you have any questions before or after 12 March, please get in touch!

    Chat soon!

    Fran and the team at King's College London
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    For entrance to your mathematics course, do you give preference to people with the full A level further mathematics? I can see you accept it as AS also.
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    for your politics of the international economy course, how many hours of contact time (roughly) do you get??? Thanks
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    Am I at a disadvantage for doing mathematics over three years, given that I am taking five a levels (including further maths). Also, do you look at the specific UMS for each module (in maths)? e.g. is it preferable to get over 90 ums in each maths module.
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    Hey guys just realised we were a little quick off the block, its the 6th today! it says the open week starts on the 12th
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    Hi, Why are you (King's College London) one of the only, and certainly the largest, multi-faculty university not to offer an Economics course? As an applicant for straight economics this year, I was disappointed that King's didn't offer it.
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    (Original post by charliemac41)
    Hey guys just realised we were a little quick off the block, its the 6th today! it says the open week starts on the 12th
    Nothing wrong with getting your questions in nice and early now!

    All questions will get an answer
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    What's KCL's position on changing courses when at KCL as an undergraduate? And would there be any advice on how to make changing courses easier if it is possible?
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    (Original post by syNK)
    For entrance to your mathematics course, do you give preference to people with the full A level further mathematics? I can see you accept it as AS also.
    Hi syNK,

    Thanks for your question. Essentially every application is assessed on merit but also takes into account your personal statement and other experience. It sounds like you've had a look at the entry requirements for the BSc Mathematics and that should give you an idea of what you need to get to meet the requirements. Basically if you meet the requirements that's it, we don't give a preference to those with full A Level Further Maths, if you don't have it you will just need to meet the criteria in the other areas.

    Hope that helps!

    Fran
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    (Original post by charliemac41)
    for your politics of the international economy course, how many hours of contact time (roughly) do you get??? Thanks
    Hi charliemac41,

    Thanks for getting in touch - no worries about getting in ahead of the open week on Monday, we're happy to answer questions any time!

    In terms of contact hours for this course, it is quite hard to be totally accurate as it will depend upon what modules you choose as you progress through the course, and obviously its important that you factor in the independent learning (reading, research etc) that you will need to do outside of lectures and seminars. I would say that (roughly!) in the first year you can expect between 12-18 hours per week of lectures and seminars.

    Hope that helps give you a rough idea!

    Cheers!

    Fran
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    (Original post by JSHD)
    What's KCL's position on changing courses when at KCL as an undergraduate? And would there be any advice on how to make changing courses easier if it is possible?
    Hi JSHD

    Thanks for your question. Here at King's we do accept that, for various reasons, undergraduates may want to change courses after they join us. We would advise that you speak to your personal tutor or programme lead when you begin the course to discuss your options and what's possible.

    Hope that helps!

    Fran
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    (Original post by FDR)
    Hi, Why are you (King's College London) one of the only, and certainly the largest, multi-faculty university not to offer an Economics course? As an applicant for straight economics this year, I was disappointed that King's didn't offer it.
    Hi FDR,

    That's a good question and we can feed that back to the School of Social Science and Public Policy at King's. We offer a very strong BSc in Business Management which does incorporate economics, and we do offer a BA/BSc in Politics of the International Economy which focuses heavily on economics in a global context. But its great to hear that people would be interested in studying a pure economics degree with us and we can feed that back and this might encourage them to look at this again!

    Best of luck with your applications

    Fran
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    (Original post by brittanna)
    Am I at a disadvantage for doing mathematics over three years, given that I am taking five a levels (including further maths). Also, do you look at the specific UMS for each module (in maths)? e.g. is it preferable to get over 90 ums in each maths module.
    Hi brittanna

    Thanks for your question. I'm guessing that you are/want to apply for a straight mathematics degree? If so, take a look at our online prospectus which outlines the entry requirements for all of our programmes, including BSc Mathematics which I've linked to here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...header_search/

    I wouldn't say that you would be disadvantaged by taking three years, if you meet the criteria, along with a good personal statement, then you will be considered alongside everyone else.

    In terms of specific UMS for modules, it might be worth contacting the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences to discuss this in a bit more detail. You can email them here: nms-ugadmissions@kcl.ac.uk

    Hope that helps!

    Fran
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    (Original post by King’s College London)
    Hi charliemac41,

    Thanks for getting in touch - no worries about getting in ahead of the open week on Monday, we're happy to answer questions any time!

    In terms of contact hours for this course, it is quite hard to be totally accurate as it will depend upon what modules you choose as you progress through the course, and obviously its important that you factor in the independent learning (reading, research etc) that you will need to do outside of lectures and seminars. I would say that (roughly!) in the first year you can expect between 12-18 hours per week of lectures and seminars.

    Hope that helps give you a rough idea!

    Cheers!

    Fran
    Thank you.
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    (Original post by King’s College London)
    Hi brittanna

    Thanks for your question. I'm guessing that you are/want to apply for a straight mathematics degree? If so, take a look at our online prospectus which outlines the entry requirements for all of our programmes, including BSc Mathematics which I've linked to here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...header_search/

    I wouldn't say that you would be disadvantaged by taking three years, if you meet the criteria, along with a good personal statement, then you will be considered alongside everyone else.

    In terms of specific UMS for modules, it might be worth contacting the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences to discuss this in a bit more detail. You can email them here: nms-ugadmissions@kcl.ac.uk

    Hope that helps!

    Fran
    Thank you
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    Hello, I currently hold an offer for your Politics of the International Economy course and I am seriously considering accepting it but I have a few questions. Firstly, as I'm not an especially mathematical person I wanted to ask about the level of mathematical content in the economics side of the course... Am I likely to struggle with it as someone with no maths above gcse level? Also is there any scope in the course structure to take modules from other departments e.g philosophy? Thank you
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    (Original post by King’s College London)
    Hi charliemac41,

    Thanks for getting in touch - no worries about getting in ahead of the open week on Monday, we're happy to answer questions any time!

    In terms of contact hours for this course, it is quite hard to be totally accurate as it will depend upon what modules you choose as you progress through the course, and obviously its important that you factor in the independent learning (reading, research etc) that you will need to do outside of lectures and seminars. I would say that (roughly!) in the first year you can expect between 12-18 hours per week of lectures and seminars.

    Hope that helps give you a rough idea!

    Cheers!

    Fran
    Thank you very much for your reply
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    Hi KCL, I've been looking at an undergraduate degree you offer which is 'Computer Science with Management w/ year in industry'. My enquiry regards your entry requirements. You state you want AAB grades at A Level however you also state you want students with a compulsory subject in any subject of; Maths, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics and Statistics however I don't currently study any of these subjects but do study a subject similar to Computer Science which is the OCR Level 3 National Diploma in ICT. Would you consider this acceptable or would I be at a disadvantage in comparison to other students?

    The other subjects I study are History and Business Studies.
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    was it possible to get in dentistry course with 2A* n 2A for GCE -alevel ?
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    Hello,
    I hold an offer for the war studies ba, and I wanted to know how careers are handled within that department? I know it's quite a specialised degree and I'm worried it will reduce the variety of jobs. I could apply for. Also, is the war studies connected to parliament in any way?

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