• Required grades: A*AA
  • Required Subject: None
  • Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

  • Required Score: 35 points
  • Subject: including 7,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

US System 

Applicants can submit the following scores:

  • 3 APs and the SAT
  • 3 APs and the ACT
  • 5 APs
  • 3 SAT subject tests and the ACT
  • 3 SAT subject tests and the SAT

English Language Requirements

It is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Applicants can submit one of the following scores:

  • CAE/Cambridge C1 Advanced: 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
  • CPE/ Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each communicative skill
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23  in each of the other skills
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma English A (English Language/Literature/Language & Literature): Higher Level 4, Standard Level 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma English B (English Language): Higher Level 5, Standard Level 7
  • IGCSE English First Language CIE/CAIE (Specification 0522): Grade B
  • IGCSE English Second Language CIE/CAIE(Specification 0511): Grade A
  • Other accepted score

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of your UCAS application. It’s your chance to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience to university and college admissions staff.

Academic Reference

If possible, they should be someone who knows you academically and can talk about your work ethic, interaction with other students and your suitability for higher education or a future career.

  • In a current or recent school or college, ask your tutor, teacher, principal or head teacher.
King's College London - International Relations
Source: King’s College London – International Relations BA