University of King's College

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The University of King’s College, one of Canada’s oldest chartered university, is a small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The College is known nationally and internationally for its interdisciplinary programmes in the humanities and journalism.

Our Foundation Year Program (FYP), founded nearly 50 years ago, put King’s on the map. This unique program that addresses the history of Western thought through interdisciplinary lectures, stimulating tutorial sessions, and a strong emphasis on writing as per the old adage, ‘writing is thinking’ has inspired many of its kind nationally and across the globe.

But we have grown. King’s is a four-year institution and our students continue into an upper-year opportunity to further the discussion they began in FYP, pairing their honours studies at the College with the vast variety available at Dalhousie. Through out association with Dalhousie we offer degrees in Arts, Sciences, and Music. We are also known across Canada for our School of Journalism – offering students a practical and hands-on approach to multi-media and digital reporting.

King’s provides a unique educational experience. The College is small but active and has well-established national profile, whether it is through the History of Science and Technology program’s success as the lead partner in a SSHRC-funded Situating Science project or through the chapel choir under the direction of five times Grammy winning director Paul Halley.

King’s offers the best of two worlds- the facilities and resources of a major Canadian university, together with the advantages of a small college in which all members, faculty and students, feel part of a community.