I completed this program some time ago and I was pleased with the program. Disclaimer: i an already employed in a relevant field and so I never intended to use the program to expand my network or as a bridge to finding a job.
I balanced it with my full time job and i did fine. I know some who failed modules though, so it depends on you as to how you will manage studying and submitting the required assessments. I liked the content and yes, the reading lists. The lists guided me with the course content and helped understand the concepts better and provided in depth backgrounders. It felt a lot like a research degree, really, which I didnt mind.
There were biweekly live online seminars so you can directly engage teaching fellows. My cohorts were also very friendly and helpful to one another, no *******s.
The student support was very good in my experience, from the application stage to the graduation. An enrollment adviser was assigned to me, who was very helpful. Then once i started the program, a student success advisor was assigned to me who did routine check-ins. During the dissertation modules, my supervisor was always responsive and was actually the one reaching out to me to ask about my progress (this helped me move things along).
I liked how it gave me access to online journals too. KCL also provided me with free online mental health sessions with a therapist, i think we are allowed up to three sessions every 7 weeks? You can reach out to your student success advisor about that if you think you're feeling some anxiety about the coursework or your performance or just about life in general.
I did however, have cohorts who dropped out because they were disappointed with the program. But most of my cohorts completed it and we were very happy when we graduated. Some took breaks in between the modules but resumed their studies and graduates later than others.
Overall, im very happy that i did the program.