King’s College London: Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health at a world Top 20 university

King’s College London: Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health at a world Top 20 university

Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health studies incorporate every discipline involved in the complex medical sphere. From Rheumatology to Psychiatry; Toxicology to Paediatrics; and Dentistry to the study of the legal questions around medicine, these subjects help ensure widespread wellbeing in a fast-paced, global society.

Graduates of these disciplines leave equipped with a knowledge and understanding of issues including:

  • Client assessment and clinical decision-making within a professional health-care setting
  • Implementing, co-ordinating and evaluating a broad range of therapeutic interventions
  • Research methods for health-care
  • Promoting quality care through the utilisation and evaluation of available evidence
  • Accountable practice in contemporary health-care
  • National, organisational and local policies that shape the health-care setting
  • Personal, professional, inter-professional, ethical and legal responsibilities.

Study at a world Top 20 university

For over 180 years, King’s College London has provided a broad and comprehensive education for students around the world, earning it a global reputation for quality and prestige – and since the institution currently ranks 19th in the world in the QS World University Rankings, it is clear that King’s reputation has only grown over time.

King’s is renowned for producing the innovative doctors, nurses and midwives of tomorrow – practitioners, partners and leaders in their field, with 200 highly qualified academic staff teaching programmes such as:

Recognised for excellence in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings is one of the most respected university ranking bodies in the world, using 13 carefully selected performance indicators to provide a comprehensive hierarchy of global universities. The performance indicators tend to be grouped in five key categories:

  • Teaching (the learning environment)
  • Research (volume, income and reputation)
  • Citations (research influence)
  • International Outlook (staff, students and research)
  • Industry Income (knowledge transfer).

The THE World University Rankings 2015-2016 Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subject ranking incorporates the whole spectrum of more concentrated disciplines, and in THE’s most recent league table in this field, King’s is ranked in 8th position. Previously ranked 11th in 2014/15, King’s joins Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial as the fifth UK university to enter the world’s top 10.

“Our strong performance, recognised in the recent Research Excellence Framework, reflects the world-leading education and research in biomedical and health sciences that is delivered by the outstanding faculty that we have recruited and retained in recent years,” said Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice Principal (Health) at King’s College London.

“Through the King’s Health Partners we translate cutting-edge research into excellent patient care, bringing real and lasting improvements to the quality of people’s lives.”

The UK’s top University for Nursing

As if that is not enough to cement Kings’ leading reputation within the medical sphere, the university was recently ranked the UK’s top Nursing school in the 2016 QS World University Rankings – another global-ranking heavyweight in the realm of higher education.

The QS rankings highlight the top universities across 42 popular subject areas worldwide, and this is the first year Nursing has been included in the complete subject list since its first annual publication in 2011. Institutions are assessed on academic reputation, citations to publications and employer reputation to give an overall score.

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s is a direct descendent of the Nightingale Training School, established at St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1860, and represents the world’s premier School of Nursing.

Kings’ Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery scored 89.6 percent overall, with 99.9 percent for academic reputation and 87 percent for citations per paper, and was ranked an impressive 6th in the world.

Professor Ian Norman, Executive Dean of the Faculty, said: “This achievement recognises the major contribution of the faculty to the research base of professional nursing and midwifery and also the high quality of education and career preparation provided for our students. It is a reflection of the hard work, expertise and dedication of all our academic and professional services staff.”

King’s College London: Driving the medical profession

One of the two founding colleges of the University of London, King’s is the largest and most respected provider of health-care education in Europe, incorporating three state-of-the-art teaching hospitals for more than 23,000 students. Over the years, King’s has earned an outstanding reputation for the provision of world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. Paired with a stunning riverside setting in the heart of London, this is what makes the study of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health disciplines at King’s so highly competitive and truly unparalleled.


This article was sponsored by King’s College London, one of the world’s leading universities for both education and research. Looking ahead at a world that depends on being better connected, King’s has the advantage of offering disciplines that connect across different cultures, subjects, institutions and geographies. Not least of its advantages is its position in Central London, a truly international city with close connections to knowledge and influence that enrich university life in practical and inspiring ways.

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