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Seeing the world through the lens of others - in all their diversity - and having a global problem mindset are at the heart of King’s vision for internationalisation. In the Faculty, we believe in equal and inclusive access to high quality health and social care for everyone, wherever they are.

Realising this is made possible through our education and research programmes and our local, national and global partnerships.

Nursing at King's #2 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

International education

Our students come from all over the world, from Ghana to Singapore, united in our shared belief in equal and inclusive access to high quality health and social care for everyone, wherever they are. Through our educational programmes we equip our students to become experts and apply the latest global evidence and guidance to healthcare. Our international strategy is enabling us to further embed international perspectives into what and how we deliver our teaching. 

International electives for aspiring nurses and midwives

Elective placements are an opportunity for our pre-registration nursing and midwifery students to choose where they undertake a part of their practice learning during their studies with us. During an international elective, students learn about nursing and midwifery in a different social, cultural or organisational environment. They are also a chance for students to pursue specialist interests within an area of practice.

Because of our connections, our pre-registration students get a comprehensive clinical education and the chance to work on placements in health and care all over the world. Our students have the chance to practise in completely different healthcare contexts. In 2017, students undertook international electives in 79 countries, from Japan to Namibia. And when international travel wasn’t possible during the pandemic, we worked with our partners to create an award-winning innovative and immersive experience for nursing students online.

Practising nursing in Sri Lanka was eye-opening and something that will stay with me forever…The perspective I gained towards healthcare was amazing. The differences in care aren’t ‘wrong’, in fact they were more successful in many cases. It was all about what was appropriate for the local population.– Phyllida Monroe, Children’s Nursing (2019)
Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

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Our partnership with Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore

Educating nurses to degree level is associated with lower mortality rates and better patient care. Partnering with Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore, we offer a King’s degree taught fully outside of the UK. With a mixture of classroom sessions and online learning, the course is designed to equip qualified nurses with critical skills that will transform how they approach challenges in their careers.

Singapore city skyline at night

Our collaboration with Nanjing Vocational Health College in China

We provide education and consultancy to teachers and qualified nurses, through our partnership with Nanjing Vocational Health College (formerly Nanjing Health School).

Nursing students at the ground-breaking ceremony in Nanjing, China

International education news

International research

With major research programmes in Africa and Asia, and partnerships in China and Singapore, we’re connecting education and healthcare professionals around the globe. Working together, we improve care and raise the standard of care internationally.

Our global studies are in collaboration with King’s Global Health Institute, which provides a focal point for King’s large academic community of Global Health researchers and students.

Success stories from our growing global network

Alumni stories: Esther Sharma

Esther Sharma

Estha never could have imagined all the twists and turns that her midwifery journey has taken when…