Kingston University

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Rank 601 Location South West London, England Established 1899 International Students 2452
Famous Courses Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM International Fees 12,000 GBP

Kingston University in UK

Kingston University London is a public research university in South West London, England, that is located inside the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Its origins may be traced back to the Kingston Technical Institute, which was established in 1899. The college was previously known as Kingston Polytechnic and attained university status in 1992.

Kingston University has 16,820 students and a £192 million revenue. It is spread across four sites in Kingston and Roehampton. Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (which includes Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences), Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing are the four faculties that make up the university. The Kingston Business School is a CNAA-accredited MBA programme. The Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence was given to the university in 2017.

The European University Association, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the University Alliance group all have Kingston as a member.

At Kingston University, we are committed to improving our students' life prospects by assisting them in making the most of their educational opportunities and providing them with the skills and knowledge required in the challenging workplace of the twenty-first century.

Among the Guardian University Guide 2022, Kingston University is listed in the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom.

Design and crafts, which includes creative and cultural industries, graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation, and product and furniture design, is ranked first in the United Kingdom.

Services for international students

The university has a variety of international partnerships that allow it to share teaching and research as well as encourage staff and student exchanges. A number of international 'Study Abroad' or 'Exchange' partner universities are located in Kingston. It is one of the most varied and multicultural colleges.
At Kingston University, students from more than 140 nations study and interact in pre-degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses. Studying with us gives you the chance to earn internationally recognised credentials that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's world.


  • Among the Guardian University Guide 2022, Kingston University is listed in the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom.
  • Top in the UK for design and crafts, which includes graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation, and product and furniture design, as well as creative and cultural industries.
  • Education, fashion, and textiles are ranked third in the UK and first in London.
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology, sports science and journalism, publishing and public relations are ranked seventh in the UK and first in London.
  • Biosciences are at the top of the list in London.
  • Top nursing and midwifery school in London, run in collaboration with St George's University of London.
  • In the Business of Fashion rankings, Kingston School of Art's fashion degree is ranked among the top in the world.


London is a city unlike any other, with a plethora of options, a thriving nightlife, and all of the conveniences a student could want. Our student housing in London allows you to strike the right balance between your academics and seeing everything the city has to offer.

We provide four student housing options in East London, including Rahere Court, Sherren House, and Pacific Court, all of which are close to Queen Mary University of London's main campus. The neighbourhood includes an Asda, Mile End Park, which includes a recreation complex and stadium, as well as a variety of cocktail bars and pubs, which cater to students.
You'll also be close to the subway stations of Stepney Green and Mile End, which provide good connections to the rest of London.


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  • Sam Chan at 2016 Golden flower awards.
  • Glenda Bailey.  
  • Sir David Alan Chipperfield CBE RDI RIBA
  • Asha Philip in 2017
  • Eason Chan in 2016
  • Ruby McGregor Smith.
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Under graduate

  • Environmental Science BSc (Hons)
  • Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons)
  • Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Promotion and Communications BA (Hons)
  • English BA (Hons)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management BSc (Hons)

Post graduate

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Curating Contemporary Design MA (in partnership with the Design Museum)
  • Data Science MSc
  • Development and International Economics MA
  • Creative Writing MA
  • Creative Writing MFA

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The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on kingston University website.

Events Dates
Autumn (Fall) Semester 2021
Welcome Week Monday 20 to Friday 24 September 2021
Teaching begins Monday 27 September 2021
Teaching Week  Monday 1 November to Friday 5 November 2021
Teaching finishes Friday 17 December 2021
Spring Semester / Summer Period 2022
Arrival and Welcome TBA
Teaching begins Monday 10 January 2022
Teaching Week  Monday 14 to Friday 18 February 2022
Teaching finishes Friday 1 April 2022
Summer Period Monday 2 May to Friday 24 June 2022
Exam period Monday 2 May to Friday 27 May 2022

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