Career prospects

Kingston graduates work in a variety of occupations within the public and private sectors. These have included roles within accounting, finance, higher education, the media, management, marketing and many other areas, both in the UK and abroad.

Preparation for your future career

Undergraduate

Within the modular scheme, many fields offer specific careers modules that are designed to develop your career management skills and include a significant work placement element. Theses modules, like those in the Kingston Language Scheme, are fully credit-rated and form part of your programme.

For example, the English Language and Communication BA(Hons) degree includes a module where students take a placement to examine different forms of communication in the work place (from the way open plan offices affect the culture of an organisation to the semiotics of shop window displays). Other students have taken placements at the Public Records Office, the Royal Society of Arts and local radio stations.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate study has an integral role to play in career development and improving business performance. Kingston University recognises your career development needs and the needs of industry in practical ways. Postgraduate courses are designed in collaboration with industry professionals so that content and delivery meet your career development needs.

Centre for Academic Support and Employability

All students within the Faculty are encouraged to get as much help as possible with their academic work from the Centre for Academic Support and Employability (CASE). Results show that students who use the centre are significantly more likely to complete their degree. As they are better equipped to act on feedback, they also tend to do better in their studies.

Careers Advisory Service

The  Careers Advisory Service is staffed by professionals with practical help and advice for your career development. The service is offered to students from entry to the University until three years after graduation.

"Very supportive faculty - emotionally and career wise."

National Student Survey

Opportunities for further study

If you are interested in study after your first degree we offer a diverse postgraduate programme. The academic expertise in the Faculty enables us to run a range of Master's degree programmes and offer supervision at PhD level.

The academic strengths of the Faculty have attracted government research funding in areas such as history and European studies, together with ESRC funding for postgraduate work in politics.

A large proportion of our staff are actively engaged in research, as well as teaching on Masters programmes and supervising research students.

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