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    (Original post by MDEH8176)
    Honestly, no. All top universities will have their subject strengths and weaknesses, however, there are a few multi-faculty universities like Oxbridge and UCL that are generally strong across the board. This is rare though.

    At King's subjects like Law, History, Philosophy and German have the reputation to compete with the likes of UCL. Many people regard the King's Law School as one of the best in the country.

    However, there are subjects (such as Maths and English) that rank slightly lower. People can argue that their university is strong in their field, but would you turn down a place to study Maths at King's College London to go to Heriot-Watt or Greenwich just because they're higher on a league table for the subject?

    If you're bothered by prestige, I think a universities general reputation is more important and King's is highly regarded in the UK and abroad. It also has one of the best employment rates, although this is probably due to its strengths in vocational degrees such as law, medicine, dentistry and nursing.

    You're not likely to find a university where all it's subjects rank within the top 10 aside from Oxbridge and to a lesser extent UCL. That's what I meant when I said you can't compare LSE and Imperial to UCL/King's as their subject-specific universities. LSE doesn't really have a 'weak' subject as it's a specialist school that only offers certain subjects.
    Ah right cool thanks for this informative response, this was really what I was wondering. You've pretty much summed up what I wanted to know.
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    It is one of the most prestigious university institutions in the world (in the top 25)! I would definitely say that it ranks alongside UCL, ICL and LSE (regardless of the latter two being "subject specific" colleges)...

    The Guy's Campus is great! It is located right by London Bridge (easy access to anywhere in London by tube), has a really nice feel of secluded academia to it (even though it is in the centre of London), and the colonade is beautiful...

    And I'm not biased at all
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    It is world class, and this can be told by the huge amouts of internationals here; not just from Asia, but a good number of Americans too, and they should know about top unis. What people have said about the top departments is correct, roughly speaking; Law, History, War Studies, Music, Classics, Philosophy, Medicine and Dentistry are amongst the top five departments in the country, and whilst other courses such as Maths and English perhaps aren't quite in the same league, they are still solid AAB/ABB(?) courses. It does seem to me that UCL is stronger across the board, on average, but KCL's best departments are easilly better than their UCL counterparts.

    All else I would say is that KCL is usually knocking around 12th in the Times league table, but if you ignore the non-multi faculty uni's like Imperial and the LSE, and the perpetual misnomer of Exeter being in the top ten, then King's is certainly a top ten Uni, and is seen in a similar light to Bristol, St.Andrews, Edingburgh, York and maybe Durham.
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    (Original post by lrkn)
    Ignore those tables. They're pointless and only an idiot would make a judgement based on one.
    Yeah, I guess you are right because in some tables if one university is up then in another table it's down. I remember that in 2002 St. Andrews was not even in top 10 but since Prince Williams studied there & during his time at university the admission office received high number of applications from young girls. And now in some tables St. Andrews is in top 5. But I don't understand that why not UK have one specific ranking system like USA have.
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    Guy's ftw
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    This depends on what you mean by 'good'. Certainly King's College London is ranked 30th in the world and is in the top 10 for many subjects. For example, King's is 7th for Law (2014). Always have in your mind that being a member of the Russell Group is not an automatic ascent to prestige. Russell Group universities vary massively between subjects. Birmingham is 30th for Law.
    I would say King's is good; a member of the Russell Group; 30% of its intake is from private schools. If you follow the money, you will find a correlation between private school intake and academic rank.
    However, King's has quite high entrance requirements, so it's worth using league tables to compare it with other institutions. I've applied to King's and they want A*AA for Law (M100) and this is very high.
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    If you're not planning on applying for Economics or anything that remotely relates to Economics, then you can pretty much exclude LSE out of the list as being one of the top unis in London. Pretty much all of their degrees relate to economics. LSE are very limited in terms of the degrees they offer, so if you're not planning on applying for anything to do with economics, then LSE can't be compared to unis like KCL, UCL or Imperial.
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    (Original post by MDEH8176)

    You're not likely to find a university where all it's subjects rank within the top 10 aside from Oxbridge and to a lesser extent UCL. That's what I meant when I said you can't compare LSE and Imperial to UCL/King's as their subject-specific universities. LSE doesn't really have a 'weak' subject as it's a specialist school that only offers certain subjects.
    IIRC I think Durham was the only University with each department in the Top 10. But no-one ever talks about Durham because it's so flipping far away!
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    In terms of prestige: Imperial and LSE (equal). << huge gap>>. UCL. <<Even bigger huge gap>>. Kings
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    (Original post by tabmax22)
    If you're not planning on applying for Economics or anything that remotely relates to Economics, then you can pretty much exclude LSE out of the list as being one of the top unis in London. Pretty much all of their degrees relate to economics. LSE are very limited in terms of the degrees they offer, so if you're not planning on applying for anything to do with economics, then LSE can't be compared to unis like KCL, UCL or Imperial.
    That's not true, though. It is THE place to study IR or Politics and their Law programme is very respected. And if you're studying a Masters, only LBS is better for Management degrees.
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    (Original post by kjs17)
    That's not true, though. It is THE place to study IR or Politics and their Law programme is very respected. And if you're studying a Masters, only LBS is better for Management degrees.
    Have a look at LSE's degree programmes for yourself. They're a specialist school fair enough, but if you're not planning on doing anything to do with Economics then LSE pretty much isn't even an option.
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    King's College London has bigger international recognition compared to most other UK Universities after Obxridge, Cambridge, ICL, UCL King's is the next best you can get; currently ranked 16th in the world and 5th best UK University globally. (LSE doesn't even compare because they don't teach a variety of courses)
    KCL is also a Russel Group University.
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    (Original post by Jon of the North)
    It is world class, and this can be told by the huge amouts of internationals here; not just from Asia, but a good number of Americans too, and they should know about top unis. What people have said about the top departments is correct, roughly speaking; Law, History, War Studies, Music, Classics, Philosophy, Medicine and Dentistry are amongst the top five departments in the country, and whilst other courses such as Maths and English perhaps aren't quite in the same league, they are still solid AAB/ABB(?) courses. It does seem to me that UCL is stronger across the board, on average, but KCL's best departments are easilly better than their UCL counterparts.

    All else I would say is that KCL is usually knocking around 12th in the Times league table, but if you ignore the non-multi faculty uni's like Imperial and the LSE, and the perpetual misnomer of Exeter being in the top ten, then King's is certainly a top ten Uni, and is seen in a similar light to Bristol, St.Andrews, Edingburgh, York and maybe Durham.
    I'm quite sure both English and Maths are solid AAA courses
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    (Original post by Pliskin)
    In terms of prestige: Imperial and LSE (equal). << huge gap>>. UCL. <<Even bigger huge gap>>. Kings
    I never thought there was a huge gap between UCL and Imperial and LSE.
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    (Original post by ali242)
    well according to their prospectus they are top 25 in the world
    ive heard many bad stories about KCL not as a uni but location wise especially the Guys campus but its definitely one of the best unis in the world
    What's wrong with Guy's campus? It's at London Bridge, next to the Shard, and the library is awesome, even though I'm a humanities student. And if you suddenly fall sick, Guy's Hospital is right next door.
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    I got offers from UCL, KCL and Durham and chose KCL in the end. KCL is a good university but in the end, the most important thing is that you enjoy your course regardless of league tables and status. There are a lot of great universities out there!
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    (Original post by Jon of the North)

    All else I would say is that KCL is usually knocking around 12th in the Times league table, but if you ignore the non-multi faculty uni's like Imperial and the LSE, and the perpetual misnomer of Exeter being in the top ten, then King's is certainly a top ten Uni, and is seen in a similar light to Bristol, St.Andrews, Edingburgh, York and maybe Durham.
    Why is it that Exeter ranks very highly in the league tables but is simultaneously snubbed/perceived in a distinctly negative light? What makes it a misnomer in your eyes? I'm just curious.
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    Does anyone have input regarding studying Computer Science at King's? I got offers there as well as Glasgow and St Andrews
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    How is kings business management program viewed... Maybe also in comparison to other business schools like Manchester or Warwick ? I only heard negative things...
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    (Original post by thepredestrian)
    Does anyone have input regarding studying Computer Science at King's? I got offers there as well as Glasgow and St Andrews

    CS in Kings is great. It's one of the leading University in the World. Top 16th in the world. I'm on my first yr at Kings studying CS. Most modules are mostly examination based.

    A lot of employers go to kings and present presentation. As well as, offering internship programs. Mostly every week there are events going on within the campus.

    I must say studying CS is pretty intense, but its worth it. I would definitely recommend Kings to everyone. Kings is pretty amazing.

    In terms of my Alevel grades i got triple A* equivalent. CS involves a lot of programming and discrete mathematics. Therefore, make you sure you know your basic programming functions e.g. loops, if else statement......

    Make sure you attend Open days to experience what the university is like...

    Go to KINGS!!!!! GOOD LUCK ! Wish you get your grades !
 
 
 
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