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Kingston University is a modern and supportive university based across four campuses, providing a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. Kingston offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them. Courses are developed through close links to professional organisations and practitioners, ensuring their relevance to today's business environment and with a real emphasis on work-based skills.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,008 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 69%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 25%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 55 500 555
Psychology 40 320 360
Social Work 5 275 275
Education 15 235 250
Art & Design 5 185 195
Building 0 180 180
Medical Technology 0 175 175
Nursing 5 165 170
Architecture 5 140 145
Computer Science 25 85 110
Communication & Media Studies 10 95 105
Philosophy 25 70 95
Other 65 30 90
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 85 90
Biological Sciences 15 70 85
Music 10 75 85
Marketing 0 80 80
Civil Engineering 10 70 80
Accounting & Finance 0 80 80
Librarianship & Information Management 5 65 70
Politics 5 60 65
Creative Writing 5 60 65
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 60 65
Chemistry 10 45 55
Economics 10 40 50
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 45 50
Geography & Environmental Science 5 45 45
Law 10 30 40
Mechanical Engineering 10 30 40
Sociology 0 40 40
Chemical Engineering 5 35 35
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 20 15 35
English 10 15 25
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 25 25
History 5 15 20
Linguistics 0 15 15
Sports Science 5 5 15
Anatomy & Physiology 10 0 10
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 10 10
Forensic Science 0 5 5
Geology 5 5 5
General Engineering 5 0 5
Materials Technology 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 5 5
Social Policy 5 0 5
Physiotherapy 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,600
Mixed 6,600
Laboratory 6,600
Clinical 6,600
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Postgraduate scholarships include a number of course-specific scholarships. Please refer to the university website for details.
  • Alumni discount (Home and EU undergraduate students): a 10% discount on full-time and part-time postgraduate degree course tuition fees. There is also an annual fee discount of 50% of fees up to £3,000 on one-year full-time, or two-year part-time master's programmes for graduates with a first class honours or 2:1 undergraduate degree.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All full-time postgraduate students are eligible to book a room in Kingston University's halls of residence.
  • The university works with a number of approved private providers to ensure alternative accommodation is available, in the unlikely event that its own halls are fully occupied.