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King’s students have the power to make a real difference in the world. Our teaching and research equips healthcare professionals with the tools to transform patients’ lives.

Our courses take place in the heart of London. But they’re known around the world. In the latest QS World University Rankings, we were number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the world for nursing.

Our research is making a positive impact on people's lives the world-over. The most recent assessment of our research showed that over 90% of our research was rated as world class or world leading (UK Research Excellence Framework - REF 2014). 

We’d like to think our reputation is justified. After all, we’ve been here since Florence Nightingale started her Training School in 1860. We’ve grown a lot over the years – with the addition of midwifery and the Cicely Saunders Institute, we’re now a faculty of 300 staff and 4,000 students.

Developing world-renowned clinicians

These days we teach our students to care for people in the most effective way possible. Whether they’re taking their first steps in healthcare or improving their existing skills, we prepare graduates for success anywhere in the world.

King’s alumni are daring, challenging the status quo and actively working to make the world a better place. And they’re compassionate. They care about their patients and do whatever they can to meet their needs.

Key figures about the Faculty

#1 in the UK and #2 in the World for Nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)

90% of research rated 3* or 4* in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF)

2 Athena SWAN Silver Awards held by the Faculty and the Cicely Saunders Institute

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Our mission

Our mission

The Faculty was pioneered by Florence Nightingale and Cicely Saunders, and continues to build on…



Research at NMPC seeks to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those…



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Student numbers

1,978 undergraduate students

792 postgraduate taught students

52 postgraduate research students

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Postgraduate education

Postgraduate education

Our postgraduate courses support you to balance your career and education, and further your…

People and history

c.250 teaching, research and professional services staff

Directly descended from the world's first school of nursing, the Nightingale Training School (est.1860)

Home to the Cicely Sanders Institute, the world's first purpose-built institute for palliative care (est.2010)

Our people and our heritage



Find out who's who in NMPC including academics, research areas and groups and programmes and…



The Faculty draws on over 150 years of history and expertise to continue the work of its founders…