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Kingston University

Kingston University

The University has a proud heritage of educating people and advancing knowledge, making a difference to the world around us; having impact. We will build on this heritage through our commitment to high academic achievement, to supporting an inclusive learning and innovating community, and through a balance of scholarship, research and professional practice.  

Top reasons to study here

  • Our mission is to promote participation in higher education and the University's Strategic Plan assesses our progress and looks to the future.
  • The campus development plan is a multi-million pound investment in our estate to benefit students, staff and the local community.
  • The University policies and regulations ensure we maintain high standards.

History

The University has roots going back more than 100 years.  In 1899, Kingston Technical Institute opens, offering courses ranging from Chemistry, Electric Wiring and Building Construction to Nursing, Dressmaking and Clay Modelling.

Education

Kingston University's commitment to high quality teaching, providing an outstanding student experience and supporting its students to achieve successful degree outcomes has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The University has not only received an overall rating of Gold – a significant rise from its previous Bronze status – but has also secured a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

Study at Kingston University is designed with a successful career in mind. Forward-thinking teaching and learning methods are bolstered by the very latest industry insights and in-depth research.

Research

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Research at Kingston University ranges from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and groundbreaking science. Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.

Career

We provide careers support to Kingston University students and recent graduates through a blend of hands-on, practical training and events combined with a focus on building strong relationships with major and local employers and alumni.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
601
2024
601
2023
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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2024
801
2023
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
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2023
1317
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

We provide a range of practical and personal support services to ensure you have the best time learning and living at Kingston University. Our student support services can help you with almost anything in student life, from keeping your health and wealth, to keeping your faith.

Housing services

All full time postgraduate students are eligible to book a room in Kingston University's halls of residence. Furthermore, for all new full-time first year international postgraduate students we guarantee an offer of accommodation. Booking information will be available from March 2018; once you firmly accept your offer you will be sent an email with further instructions. Please note that we work with a number of approved private providers to ensure alternative accommodation is available, in the unlikely event that our own halls are fully occupied.

Library services

Members of the public and visitors who are not in higher education are welcome to make use of the library service on a reference-only basis for free.

As a reference only visitor, you can access print resources, for example, books, journals and use study spaces in the library abiding by the library policies, agreements and regulations.

ICT services

Most rooms in Kingston University's halls of residence provide between two to four wired network ports and unrestricted wireless connection (maximum five devices) to our Kingston University halls of residence network.

Medical services

The University Health Centre offers a wide range of services, including sexual health clinics, sports injuries clinics, health advice and vaccinations. You can also access free counselling and stress management workshops. Complementary therapies on offer include: aromatherapy, osteopathy, reflexology, sports massage.

Campus life

  • Our landscaped, hillside campus is about three miles (4.8km) from Kingston town centre and very close to Richmond Park.
  • Surrounded by wooded areas and lawns, this campus has a real community feel. Kingston Hill has everything you'll need on campus including a bar, food store, restaurant, Subway and Starbucks. In between lectures you can enjoy its lovely green spaces, including a biodiversity pond and an outdoor fitness trail.

Sports facilities

  • The University's Fitness Centre has a fully equipped gym, plus an aerobics and dance studio.
  • Tolworth Court sports ground has rugby, football and cricket pitches, plus tennis and netball courts for outdoor games.
  • Regional, national and international competitors receive extra support through the Sports Performance Programme.

Student clubs

  • There are more than 90 student clubs and societies for you to choose from at Kingston University. You can connect with your community, country, faith or political group. You can join up with others in your subject for both educational and entertaining events.
  • Come along to appreciate any variety of films, music, games, food or get together to promote a worthy cause. You can also start your own society and share your ideas with other students.

Kingston Business School has been awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

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