- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 3.96 / 5.00
- 2.70 / 4.00
- 0.16 / 1.00
- 64.4 / 100.0
- 67.9 / 100.0
- 82.2 / 100.0
- Kingston University offers a variety of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the following areas: art, design and architecture, business and law, performing arts and social sciences, science, engineering and computing, and health, social care and education.
- Just 30 minutes away from central London by train, Kingston upon Thames is a historic town centre packed with shops, bars and clubs, with royal parks and the River Thames within walking distance.
- The university gives priority to matching prospective students with the course of study that best meets their academic and vocational needs and individual circumstances.
- Entry requirements vary from course to course.
- As well as A level results, when making offers to students the university also considers past academic performance, the applicant’s interest in the subject and their commitment and motivation.
- Please refer to the university website for full entry requirements and the university admissions policy.
- A variety of learning formats are used across the university, including workshops, seminars, individual and group tutorials, lectures and guest lectures, student-led sessions and debates, competitions and special projects and assignments using virtual worlds and social media.
- Assessments can include individual and group projects, creative productions, work on real-life problems and briefs, reports and essays, performances, practicals and exams.
Type of Qualification:
- Many courses are available on a part-time and sandwich course basis.
- Most undergraduate courses recognise and support study or work abroad through the university's Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus programme.
Student Services and Facilities
- Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture: dedicated studios include photography, printmaking and digital media; filming, editing and animation suite; and an architectural science and technology laboratory (ArchiLab.
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: facilities include dance, drama and music recording studios; instruments including a double size Javanese Gamelan; film, audio and video editing facilities, a driving simulator (psychology); and newsroom.
- Faculty of Business and Law: a Bloomberg trading room; the Small Business Research Centre; a moot courtroom; and the Community Legal Advice Centre.
- Health and Social Care: students can access an on-campus hospital ward; clinical skills laboratories; a diagnostic radiography suite; a Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training; paramedic and practice simulation suites.
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing: facilities include a Learjet 25 and flight simulator; a drop tower (weightless environment); space mission control room; crime scene house; a heat chamber (sports science); global navigation satellite systems equipment; and laboratories for automotive and motorsports, biomedical research, concrete, and games development.
- Learning resource centres (LRCs) are located at all 4 campuses with an extensive range of sources, digital library services and long opening hours.
- The disability and mental health advisers, based in the Student Life Centre, co-ordinate support arrangements and resources to enable students to benefit fully from their time at Kingston University.
- Specialist support is available for students with disabilities, including students with long-term health conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments and specific learning differences, such as dyslexia.
- A range of accommodation is suitable for disabled students and, wherever possible, accommodation can be further adapted to meet individual needs.
- Please refer to the university website for further information.
- The Union of Kingston Students is run by students for students, with representatives that campaign student views and give guidance.
- The union also organises unmissable events and activities throughout the year, including the biggest Freshers' Fayre in the South East of England, a week of lively social events where thousands of new students can join societies, sports and student services.
- Every year the union's societies run hundreds of events including: dinners and dances, themed nights, conferences, guest speaker events, fun activities, and trips abroad.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The Jobshop programme helps students find full-time, part-time, summer and graduate jobs.
- Please refer to the university website for more information on part-time work while at Kingston.
- The university provides support to Kingston students and recent graduates, developing and maintaining partnerships with a wide variety of employers and industry professionals to get inside knowledge and provide greater development opportunities.
- With a base on the Penrhyn Road campus, faculty-specific members of the team work on each campus to ensure all students are able to access the service, which includes interactive events and training sessions.
20,885 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 78%
- Postgraduate 22%
Mode of study
- Full Time 84%
- Part Time 16%
Where students come from
- UK 82%
- EU 5%
- Other 12%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
- 1899 Kingston Technical Institute opens.
- 1970 The College of Technology and the College of Art (which separated in 1930) merge to form Kingston Polytechnic.
- 1992 Kingston Polytechnic becomes Kingston University.
- Ed McKeever MBE − 2012 Olympic Gold in the men's 200 metre kayak sprint.
- Glenda Bailey OBE − Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar.
- John Tiner CBE − first Chief Executive of the UK Financial Services Authority.
- Lawrence Dallaglio OBE − international rugby player.
- Jonathan Asherson − Regional Director SE Asia, Rolls-Royce.
- Maureen Duffy − Chief Executive Officer, Newspaper Marketing Agency.
- Brian O’Rourke − Chief Composites Engineer, Williams F1 Engineering Ltd.
- Simon Kneen − creative director of fashion brand Banana Republic.
- Sophie Hulme − designer with her own label.
- Asha Philip − international athlete.
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