King’s College London
is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities. With innovative direction and cutting-edge facilities, King's is recognized for its pioneering teaching and research. Based in the center of London, King's has a large variety of internships and volunteer opportunities for students.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, social sciences, law, international affairs, the sciences and a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest center for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and no university has more Medical Research Council Centers.
There is an extensive orientation program before the start of each semester.
King’s is a comprehensive university that offers courses in a wide range of subject areas. Generally courses are 15 British credits, the equivalent of 4 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 60 British credits (four courses).
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA to accommodate adapting to new educational systems and cultural norms, it is vital to your Marquette experience that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better. At your host institution this is a 40, the minimum passing grade. You cannot audit or take pass/fail classes at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the UK Credit System. UK credits equate to Marquette credits at a 4:1 ratio. Most King's classes are 15 UK credits, which equal 3.75 MU Credits. You will be required to take four, 15-credit UK courses while studying in London to remain a full-time student (15 MU Credits). Participants are reminded that there are multiple requirements that all
must be met to qualify for graduation at Marquette University including, but not limited to, the following:
- Required coursework is different than the number of credits to be completed. (i.e. Core, College & Major/Minor course requirements). To fulfill a specific course requirement, a course taken abroad which counts as 2.5 or more MU credits can fulfill a Marquette 3-credit course requirement (ex: ENGL 1001); however, the number of credits applied towards your graduation credit total will be the exact number of credits earned (ex: 15 UK credits will count as 3.75 Marquette credits towards the credit total.)
- Required number of credits completed (i.e. required degree credits, upper division credits, residency credits, etc.). To fulfill the number of credits completed, a course taken abroad which counts as 3.75 MU credits will count as 3.75 credits earned toward the credit total requirements. Due to this discrepancy, students who have studied abroad may find that although they have completed the necessary course graduation requirements, additional credits may need to be taken to complete the necessary credit graduation requirements. Any questions regarding this process must be addressed in advance of participation in a program abroad with the appropriate College representative.
- Required GPA (i.e. Undergraduate degree, College-specific and major-specific GPA requirements). Grades received at King's College will not count toward a Marquette University student’s GPA; however, graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools, as well as volunteer corps and employers may request GPAs and grades from abroad and may use them to calculate an alternative cumulative GPA for you that is required by that program
Study Abroad Plus Internship (15 credit module)
- Complete an internship for credit as part of your studies.
- An internship for credit will replace one of your four semester modules.
- Work with our Careers & Empoyability Service to secure a placement
- Open to spring semester and full year students only.
- Complete the general study abroad application and send your complete 17/18 rates
London, England’s capital, is the most populous and wealthiest city of Great Britain. It offers a cosmopolitan mixture of different cultures and traditions. Students can find an endless list of world-class museums, monuments, buildings, churches and historical sites. London is also well known for its food, clothing and flower markets across the city. The areas of Piccadilly and Leicester Square offer many opportunities to experience London’s theaters, and students can purchase discount tickets to many of the productions. Other famous sights include the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. London is also at the heart of the world’s financial markets. It has a high concentration of international expertise and capital, and it has a great legal and regulatory system to support it.