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Getting ready for your future

We make sure you make the most of your time at Kingston Business School and in the School of Law, Behavioural and Social Sciences.

Kingston Business School

Our innovative three-year business degrees have been designed to help you get ahead in your studies and your career. Their aim is to better prepare you for the world of work - through an integrated work placement, a business programme and a professional qualification and pathway - all in three years not four.

If you're studying real estate management you'll also have the opportunity to do a work-related placement in the third term of years two and three.

Today's employers are seeking graduates who are work-ready as well as academically qualified. Our Business and Professional Readiness programmes aim to equip you with the skills that will enable you to undertake a work placement or internship with confidence. They include key skills such as:

  • building and maintaining a career-enhancing professional network;
  • self-management - developing a personal plan for success;
  • time management and delivering to deadlines;
  • the professional and business etiquette that gains respect in the workplace; and
  • working as a team - and organising an effective team.

The placements team will provide you with dedicated support and help you to prepare for your placement. This includes assisting you with the application process, CV and cover letter writing and getting ready for interviews.
For more information please contact the placements team on 020 8417 5666 or email

School of Law, Behavioural and Social Sciences

On our law and social sciences courses, you'll develop many skills to support you with your progression into the world of work. Most of the courses offer you work placements in related organisations. You'll often get to go on field trips that will support your learning and help you to apply what you've learnt to real-life scenarios.

In addition, throughout your degree you'll learn transferable skills that employers want, including:

  • Problem-solving
  • Data analysis
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Self-motivationvWorking independently
  • Project planning
  • Managing data sets
  • Interpreting data
  • Written and oral communication,

Extra activities for all students

Other opportunities for you to make yourself more employable include:

  • volunteering to act as a course rep;
  • applying to be a student ambassador;
  • representing the university at higher education fairs, UCAS events and other recruitment events;
  • participating in national competitions;
  • attending our regular conferences, lectures and seminars;
  • taking part in our careers events - including speed interviewing sessions, the Graduate and Employability fair and 'You're Hired' careers events;
  • accessing support from the Business and Law Academic Skills Centre (BLASC) or CASE (Centre for Academic Support and Engagement) and
  • spending a year of your course studying abroad.

Want to spend some time abroad as part of your course?

Have you thought about studying abroad - either in Europe or the US - as part of your course?
Kingston runs a Study Abroad scheme which gives you the chance to spend up to a year studying in Europe, the US, Hong Kong or New Zealand. You don't always even need a second language to study overseas as many courses are taught in English.

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