King’s College London Graduation Dates

King’s College London logo

King’s College London Graduation Dates

King’s College London Graduation Dates

Dates and venues

The graduation ceremonies are held twice a year, once in January and once in July. The next session of ceremonies will take place in July 2017.

Ceremonies for the School of Medical Education and the Dental Institute are held at Southwark Cathedral in June/July of each summer.

The graduation ceremonies for all other faculties of the university are held in January and July at the Barbican Centre in the Barbican Hall.

Medical and Dental students may attend either the Southwark ceremonies in July or the ceremonies in the following January. The ceremonies at the Barbican Centre in July are not open to medical and dental students.

The Defence Studies Department holds its annual graduation ceremony for graduates of the Master’s in Defence Studies, and you can read more about these events below.

Please expand the boxes below for the ceremony dates for July 2017 at Southwark Cathedral and the Barbican Centre.

July 2017 dates at Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral (Medical Education and Dental Institute):

Tuesday 4th July 2017

14:15 Dental Institute

 

Wednesday 5th July 2017

10:15 School of Medical Education (MBBS Ceremony 1)

14:15 School of Medical Education (MBBS Ceremony 2)

 

Booking is now open and will close on 25th May 2017.

Please note that we advise that students and their guests do not make any travel and/or accommodation plans until booking opens in April 2017 and you have confirmed your attendance. These dates are subject to change. The Ceremonies & Events Team cannot be held liable for any travel or accommodation booked.

July 2017 dates at the Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre (All other faculties):

Monday 24th July 2017

11.00 – Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (Intercalated BSc students, departments of Pharmacy & Forensic Science, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Neuroscience only)

15:00 – Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (All departments except Pharmacy & Forensic Science, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Neuroscience and Intercalated BSc students)

 

Tuesday 25th July 2017

11.00     – Faculty of Arts & Humanities (All departments except English, History, Philosophy and Theology)

– Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

15.00 – Faculty of Arts & Humanities (Departments of English, History, Philosophy and Theology only) + RADA

 

Wednesday 26th July 2017

11.00 – Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (School of Security Studies and School of Global Affairs)

15.00 – Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (School of Management & Business and School of Politics & Economics)

 

Thursday 27th July 2017

11.00     – Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (School of Education, Communication & Society)

– Dickson Poon School of Law

15.00     – Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

– Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery (Postgraduate)

 

Booking is now open and will close on 25th May 2017.

Please note that we advise that students and their guests do not make any travel and/or accommodation plans until booking opens in April 2017 and you have confirmed your attendance. These dates are subject to change.The Ceremonies & Events Team cannot be held liable for any travel or accommodation booked.

January 2018 dates at the Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre (All faculties):

Monday 15 January 2018

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Monday 22 January 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Please note that  these dates are still subject to change and are not confirmed.

We strongly advise that students and their guests do not make any travel and/or accommodation plans until booking opens in mid-November 2017 and you have confirmed your attendance. These dates are subject to change.The Ceremonies & Events Team cannot be held liable for any travel or accommodation booked.

Booking periods

Booking for July 2017 ceremonies is now open and will close on 25th May 2017.

Eligible students will be notified via email once the booking system has opened. If you have not received an invitation and are expecting to be invited, please email graduation@kcl.ac.uk.

Booking for the January 2018 ceremonies will open in November 2017

Graduation venues

Read about the graduation venues below, and visit our Directions & accessibility page for information on how to get there and access for you and your guests.

About the Barbican Centre

A Grade II listed building, the Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts venue in Europe and one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. The idea to build the Barbican Centre began in the 1960s as part of a utopian vision to transform an area of London left devastated by bombing during the Second World War.

The Centre was opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’ with the building seen as a landmark in terms of its scale, cohesion and ambition. As it enters its fourth decade, the centre continues to push boundaries across the arts, offering music, theatre, dance, film, art and design.

The Barbican offers a fantastic central location, excellent facilities, a high standard of catering and an auditorium where every seat offers a clear and uninterrupted view of the proceedings. The state of the art sound, lighting and audio-visual facilities mean that we are able to offer an excellent quality DVD service for those who wish to purchase a memento of their day.

About Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London and was established in 1106 as an Augustinian Priory. From here they ministered to pilgrims and travellers, and to the sick and the needy of the area, as part of their ministry, the Hospital of St Thomas was established.

The College still maintains its link with the Cathedral through the merge of the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1998. This created the School of Medical Education and The Dental Institute and that is why these students still celebrate their Graduation day at the Cathedral.

Joint Services Command and Staff College

The Defence Studies Department holds its annual graduation ceremony for graduates of the Master’s in Defence Studies.

The ceremony is held at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) in late May, and to date has seen 3,410 students graduate since the JSCSC was established in 1997.

Approximately 200 students graduate each year, however due to military commitments only half of those are able to attend the ceremony in the JSCSC. They are also given the option to graduate in London at the Barbican in July.

The majority of graduates are from the Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC), which is the JSCSC’s flagship course for UK and international military officers.