Your postgraduate experience

Barbara, PhD in Musical Entrepreneurship

Work Placement Scheme

We are one of a few UK universities to offer an optional year's integrated work placement to help you gain valuable industry experience and link your studies to real-life situations in the workplace.

Placement opportunities

Our support team is available throughout the application process, providing workshops to introduce you to placement opportunities, develop your CV and prepare you for interviews to help you secure a placement.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability are at the centre of our curriculum. Created with the world of work in mind, many courses have been developed in consultation with industry-leading organisations.

Our wide range of personal and career development programmes will help you discover where your talents lie and give you every opportunity to achieve a brighter future.


Our students have an unrivalled reputation for starting their own businesses; we have been consistently rated as a leading UK university for graduate start-up companies.

We encourage all students to take an enterprising approach to their studies and future careers, and guarantee access to specific training for starting and developing their businesses.

Union of Kingston Students

The Union of Kingston Students is the heartbeat of the University; supporting and representing the 16,000+ students that make up the Kingston community.

Whether you want to pursue a passion or try something new, we have over 70 societies and 30 sports clubs to choose from. If you cannot find a club or society that piques your interest, we will help you start and fund one.

All students have the opportunity to study up to 10 languages in addition to their course, completely free of charge. Languages on offer include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Korean.

The Union organises a wide range of events throughout the year, from fundraisers, conferences and themed nights to trips abroad. You will kick off your student journey with Freshers' Week – two weeks full of events and activities.

Your new community

There are plenty of opportunities to give back and support your new community through diverse volunteering opportunities at varying levels of commitment.


Whether you need practical assistance with your finances or guidance with a research project, our wide range of academic and wellbeing support will connect you with the support you need, when you need it.

Made in Kingston

Your connection with us won't end the moment you graduate. Our graduates have successful careers all over the world - from fashion designers in New York to engineers in China.

“My course encouraged independence, which helped me to develop my time management and organisation skills. This has helped me ensure successful completion of projects at university, and now in my workplace.”

Karolina, MA Product and Furniture Design

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