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A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees that are spread across four faculties in areas including art and design, business, social sciences, healthcare, engineering and computing.

Passionate about inspiring students and transforming lives, the University's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility of its courses has been recognised with the 2017 Guardian University Award for teaching excellence. In addition, Kingston University was highly commended in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, placed 136 out of the top 1,102 institutions across the world. The latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) rated over half of the universities research submissions as world leading and internationally excellent.

Kingston overlooks the River Thames, boasting riverside cafes, bars and restaurants. A large shopping centre, cinemas, theatres and clubs are all within close reach of each other, while London is less than half an hour away on the train.

Alumni of the university include fashion commentator Caryn Franklin MBE, Glenda Bailey OBE, Editor in Chief at Harpers' Bazaar and the movie star Ben Barnes.

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About the Kingston University

Kingston University is a public research university that is located in Kingston upon Thames and was originally founded in 1899. Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees that are spread across four faculties in areas such as arts, social sciences, engineering, computing, biosciences, and much more.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

43% Part Time
57% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

13,240 Undergraduate
4,510 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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