K+ is a two-year programme of events, activities and academic workshops created to help support your university application and provide the skills you need to reach your potential as an undergraduate student.

Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible for the K+ reduced offer to study at King’s worth up to two A-level grades lower than the standard offer (excluding medicine and dentistry).

Alongside this, all students who successfully complete the K+ programme will receive the K+ start up bursary of up to £1000 in their first year of university.

K+ is run by King’s College London.

Subject Streams

There are eight different subject streams on the K+ programme. We recommend taking a little time to look at what each subject stream offers so you can decide which is right for you. By choosing the right K+ subject stream, you’ll take part in events and activities that are tailored to your subject area of interest.

Business and Economics (new for 2020!)

A subject stream for students who are interested in:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Management
  • Political Economy
  • Finance


The Dentistry subject stream is for students who want to study Dentistry specifically.


This stream focuses mainly on studying Medicine, but will also support students who are interested in studying subjects including:

  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiology
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

History and Politics

History and Politics covers the following subjects:

  • History
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • War Studies
  • Defence Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • European and International Studies

Languages and Literature

A stream for students who are interested in subjects like:

  • English Languages and Literature
  • Modern Foreign Languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Comparative Literature
  • Classics
  • Latin American studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Film


For students interested in studying Law, this stream is for you.

Maths and Computer Science

For students who are considering studying the following at university:

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Informatics
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Financial Maths
  • Computer Programming
  • Statistics


This subject stream is for students who would like to study:

  • Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Geography

Spotlight Summer School

One of the highlights of K+ is the Spotlight Summer School. It’s a free, non-residential programme packed full of exciting activities like:

  • Academic tutorials where you work closely with a King’s PhD tutor who’ll get you ready to complete your own independent academic project
  • Information sessions on things like university applications, personal statements and student finance
  • Tours and study time in King’s libraries
  • Group challenges and competitions
  • Fun social activities

Contact Us

If you have any questions about K+, you can send us an email at kplus@kcl.ac.uk or call us on 020 7848 4132/3043

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