We are the only UK university to share a campus with a teaching hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, so you are immersed in a professional environment from day one. You can walk from lecture theatre to laboratory to hospital ward or clinic with ease. You will be integrated into a professional healthcare environment from day one. The majority of our teaching staff also hold clinical roles in the NHS or private clinics or have previously worked as a healthcare professional, so you will learn from academics with real on-the-job experience.
Boost your career
Right from the start of your course, we work to ensure that your skills and experience stand out to employers. You will benefit from a diverse choice of placements in clinical settings across London and by learning from a curriculum that is constantly evolving to keep pace with current practice.
Our students and graduates are passionate about healthcare. If you choose to study with us, you can be assured that right from the start of your course we are working to capture your passion and make your CV stand out to employers.
As a specialist healthcare and medical higher education institution, we have established strong relationships with healthcare providers throughout London. These help provide our students with clinical placements in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Our medical students work with real patients from the second week of their first year, and students on our other clinically based programmes work on placement from their second year.
Biomedical science students have access to professional networks that put them in the best position to gain work experience during their holidays, such as research and lab-based internships.
Up-to-date clinical practice
Our professional links also inform teaching on our courses, keeping them up to date with the needs of today’s evolving clinical practice. Many courses use problem-based learning as a way to bring learning to life, and dedicated employability sessions are incorporated into programmes from year one.
Interprofessional learning: learning from each other
Right from the start, students on all our courses learn with, from and about each other. The aim of this interprofessional learning is to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of delivering healthcare today.
Our careers service
Our careers service offers advice and support to current students and recent graduates.
We encourage our students to start thinking about their career options early, and to develop their employability skills during their time at St George’s, both independently and through curriculum-based activities. Our careers service, offered through the University of London, works closely with all of our courses to make sure the best support is given to students at all levels of study. There is also individual support for students throughout their study. This support includes:
- thinking about career options including postgraduate study
- career decision-making
- preparing job applications, CVs and covering letters
- job interviews and assessment centres
- identifying your transferable skills.
Access to the UK’s largest careers information library and careers support network offered by The Careers Group, University of London.
We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to move into graduate positions in medicine, research and healthcare practice and help them develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.
St George’s is ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Graduate Prospects by the Complete University Guide (2024).
We are listed as one of the top 250 universities in the world as well as in the top 125 for Clinical & Health by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2023).
By keeping a narrow but deep research focus, we ensure that our work is truly world class. Our research informs World Health Organization policies and transforms the lives of people around the globe. So it’s not surprising that despite our small size, we were ranked joint 8th in the UK for research impact in the Times Higher Education REF2021 Impact Scores.