Life after King's
Studying at King’s College is just the start of your success story. Throughout your time here, we’ll help you build your expertise, prepare for your next chapter and show you the possibilities the world of healthcare offers.
Our courses are designed to give you the practical experience you need to make an impact – whatever you decide to do after your degree. In fact, your career paths are more varied than you might expect!
Many of our nurses and midwives care for patients in hospitals, but you might decide to work in a prison, community healthcare centre, or psychiatric ward. Or, with growing opportunities in management, teaching and research, you could apply your skills outside clinical practice.
Specialise in an area of nursing and midwifery
At King’s, we give students the chance to care for diverse groups of people facing different healthcare challenges. So you might discover a particular area that sparks your interest.
Nurses take on specialist roles working alongside surgeons in theatre, caring for children, supporting people with disabilities, and more. As a midwife, you might work in different areas in triage and assessment, postnatal wards and neonatal units. Or, you could focus on supporting vulnerable groups or mothers facing mental health issues. Modupe Oshadiya, Senior Teaching Fellow, explains how she decided to she wanted to work in substance abuse with patients and their families.
Watch: How did you decide what field to specialise in?
Our healthcare degrees are recognised across the globe, so your qualification gives you the freedom to kick-start a career beyond the UK.
Working as a nurse or midwife overseas, you’ll experience different cultures and learn to adapt with fewer resources. You might help set up a maternity department in new health centre, run awareness programmes in the community, or train local midwifes. Teresa Chinn MBE explains the opportunities she’s had to work overseas in her nursing career.
Watch: Can nursing take you into a career abroad?
Case study: Nursing in the army
Want to challenge yourself further? You could put your skills to the test within the armed forces working as a nurse.
Not only will you make a difference caring for members of the military, you’ll get the chance to travel the world and benefit from funding for further education.
Louise Dewsbury, Lead Paediatric Nurse and British Army Reservist, explains how she became a nurse in the forces and how to get involved.
Watch: How did you become a nurse in the army?