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Doing a placement at King’s can be a great way to give students the opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work. It also increases their knowledge of an industry or sector, allowing them to make better-informed decisions about future career choices. A very high proportion of our students are offered jobs in the companies when they graduate, which highlights a benefit for choosing this degree pathway.

Placements take place between years 2 and 4 for a minimum of 11 months. All students at King’s will earn a salary whilst on placement; we don’t work with non-paying organisations. Salaries will vary depending on organisation size, sector and location but start from a minimum of £11,000 (per annum) up to £26,000+ (per annum).

As students undertake a placement year as part of their degree, they will remain students at King’s College London and will receive support from the university throughout their placement. The fee paid during the placement is lower than the standard tuition fee. Home students: £1,350 International students: £4,780

Currently, within NMS, we are offering placements in the following programmes in Chemistry and Computer Science:

  • Computer Science with a year in industry BSc
  • Computer Science with Management & a year in industry BSc
  • Chemistry with a Year's Professional Placement BSc
  • Chemistry with a Year's Professional Placement MSci
  • Chemistry with Biomedicine with a Year's Professional Placement BSc
  • Chemistry with Biomedicine with a Year's Professional Placement MSci

King’s Placement Networking Night is an exclusive event for Computer Science and Chemistry students to meet a wide range of organisations.

The Faculty has a dedicated Placement Coordinator who is on hand to help students with support, advice and employer information on the different types of placements students can apply for, as well as guiding them through the academic and administrative stages. The Faculty also runs CV sessions and application advice workshops.


Placement Coordinator

0207 848 1828



Previous placements

We are extremely proud that our students have worked for a range of employers. Companies that have taken placement students include:

Information for prospective employers

If your company can offer suitable placement opportunities, please get in touch as soon as possible. Depending on the stage of the placements programme, you can advertise vacancies on our internal job board or establish a link for the next academic year. Vacancies start being advertised from the beginning of the Autumn Term.

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