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Careers and Employability

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from one of the world’s most prestigious universities worldwide. So what’s next? We work with you both during your time with us and after you graduate to help you develop your career and employability.

What other students have gone on to do:

Paveena Seah (MSc Ageing and Society 2013/14) is working as a Research Analyst at the Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore. View her profile here.

James Aluri (MA Bioethics & Society 2014/15) is working as a Research Associate at the Presidential Commission for the Study on Bioethical Issues in Washington DC. Read more about his role and follow James on Twitter: @jamesaluri.

Arzu Ozgumus (MSc Global Health & Social Justice 2013/14) has returned to her position at the Ministry of Health of Turkey where she is developing her career.

Sumayya Allam and Jennifer Summers (MSc Gerontology 2014/15) are both working as Policy Officers at the Pension Policy Institute. Go here to find out more about their work.

Hanna Gouta (MA Bioethics & Society 2014/15) is working as a junior analyst at Integrity, a consultancy and service provider that sets international standards for ethically delivered, expert services in conflict, post-conflict and fragile environments.

Alex Meyer (MA Bioethics & Society 2014/15) returns to her position as a genetic counsellor at the biomedical company Ambry Genetics where she plans to develop an internal bioethics program. You can read more about Alex’s new role at Ambry here.

Rose Mortimer (MA Bioethics & Society 2014/15) is a Wellcome Trust funded  PhD Student at the University of Oxford where she is working on a project on the ethics of early intervention in child psychiatry. Go here to find out more and see her latest news on Twitter: @RMorts.

Edward Morgan (PG Cert Research Methods for Social Science & Health 2015) received an ESRC Doctoral Studentship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct research on infant mortality in East Africa. Read more here and follow Edgar on Twitter: @Edward_Morgan

Andrea Berkemeier (MA Bioethics & Society 2014/15) has started medical school in the U.S.. Andrea was funded by a Roger M Jones Fellowship from the University of Michigan to study with us, and she has blogged about her experience here.


How Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s can support you:

We are committed to supporting our postgraduate students in developing their careers. We have a portfolio of internship possibilities enabling you to gain work experience and expertise in an area of your interest, and we offer personalized consultation regarding your next steps. Our faculty has a wide professional and academic network that we can put to work for you. King’s Internships programmes source part time and full time paid internship opportunities open only to current King’s students and recent alumni.  You can make an appointment with Careers and Employability to discuss strategies for sourcing an opportunity proactively.

We organise special departmental careers sessions inviting guest speakers from relevant careers to address our postgraduates, recent sessions have included Public Engagement and Bioethics.  You can attend the ‘Discover Careers’ series that is organized by Careers and Employability, and includes sessions on careers in Global Health, Charities &NGOs, Science Policy and local and national government, among others.

We work closely with King’s Careers & Employability team to support you in enhancing your employability. Careers & Employability provide comprehensive and specialised support outside the curriculum to help prepare you for a career or further studies after graduation – in whatever sector or area you choose. As part of this support, you will be offered additional learning opportunities to develop career-relevant skills that complement your degree programme. For example, the King’s Leadership & Professional Skills Award is a programme run by Careers & Employability that gives you an opportunity to learn professional & leadership skills, meet employers and increase your employability. Careers & Employability also provide one-to-one support in writing applications, preparing for job interviews or more fundamentals such as defining your career plan or working out what you want to do next.

King’s is ranked 23rd in the world, and 6th in the UK, for graduate employability, according to the results of Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2016.

After you’ve graduated, we can help you to decide on your next moves, plan your career options, polish your CV and hone your interview skills. You can use the service for up to two years after graduation.  Registered Alumni also have access to the alumni mentoring platform King’s Connect, where you can connect with alumni around the world.

Celebrating success: Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Prizes

We are proud of our students’ achievements and award the best students in every cohort with a prize of £50 each. We award prizes for best overall performance and the best dissertation in each postgraduate programme. The Gerontology & Ageing programmes are combined.

2014/5 Prize Winners

MA Bioethics & Society

Best overall performance and best dissertation: James Aluri

MSc Global Health & Social Justice

Best overall performance and best dissertation: Karen Lau

MSc Medicine, Science & Society

Best overall performance and best dissertation: Samuel Murison

Gerontology programmes

Best overall performance and best dissertation: James Fletcher

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