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Kingston University was named as one of the ‘top 150 young universities in the world’ by the Times Higher Education publication. Postgraduate students will benefit from Graduate Centres, located at each of the four campuses across the city.

There are five faculties making up the university:

  • Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

The latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) rated over half of the universities research submissions as world leading and academically excellent. Modern facilities across the campuses include MAC computers, art studios, specialist psychology labs and flight simulators for engineering students. Health and social care students will be able to work on site over at St Georges Hospital in London.

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.

A number of the teaching staff at Kingston have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.  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.

The university was awarded a bronze in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, and won the 2017 Guardian Teaching Excellence award.


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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 five faculties in areas such as arts, social sciences, engineering, computing, biosciences, and much more.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

56% Part Time
44% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

15,275 Undergraduate
4,905 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016


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