Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Faculty of Arts & Humanities (King’s College London)

Study at one of the UK's most prestigious arts and humanities faculties based in the heart of London with close links with renowned cultural institutions including the British Museum, Shakespeare's Globe and the National Portrait Gallery.

Our departments

Made up of 13 different departments we offer over 50 postgraduate taught programmes covering:

• Classics
• Culture, Media & Creative Industries
• Comparative Literature
• Digital Humanities
• English
• Film Studies
• French
• German
• Spanish, Latin American & Portuguese Studies
• History
• Music
• Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies.

Many of our departments are ranked in the top 10 in the country including Film Studies (6th), Classics (10th) and History (10th) according to the Guardian University Guide.

Find out more about our departments at www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums

Study with Us

We are one of the most diverse faculties in terms of subject range in the University of London and are therefore able to offer postgraduate masters and research opportunities in all aspects of human culture and history, from ancient languages and history to contemporary film studies. Find out more about our courses at www.kcl.ac.uk/study

We are also one of the world’s leading centres of research in our field with strengths across all of our disciplines including new areas such as Culture, Media & Creative Industries and Digital Humanities.

Our Research

99% of research in the Faculty was judged as having an outstanding (4*) and very significant impact (3*) and many departments in the Faculty were rated in the top 10 nationally for both the power and quality of their research (REF, 2014)

Interdisciplinarity is central to what we do, whether through holding collaborative public events (such as our annual Arts and Humanities Festival), joint teaching with other departments in the university or combining research expertise to focus our work on new areas.

The Faculty by numbers

• Ranked 2nd in the UK and 15th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
• 99% of our research had an outstanding or very significant impact in the wider world (REF 2014)
• 500+ research outputs in 2015 including articles, books, performances and software
• 850+ students on taught Master's programmes
• 450+ research students – home to one of the largest populations of postgraduate research students in the country


General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply for study in this department, visit the page(s) below.