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Kingston University

Kingston University London (formerly Kingston University) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1899, and became a university in 1992 after being Kingston Polytechnic. The four campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across five faculties, and some further education provisions.

Key statistics

Located in a historic riverside town between the borders of London and Surrey, the university is surrounded by shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Kingston upon Thames also has easy access to countryside and city: it is close to both Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace and Central London is just a 25-minute train journey away. Kingston is home to five faculties and four campuses: Penrhyn Road (the ce..

Kingston University
Kingston University
Kingston University
URBAN
Estd
1899
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
January/February/March 2022
September/October/November 2022

Kingston University London (formerly Kingston University) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1899, and became a university in 1992 after being Kingston Polytechnic. The four campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across five faculties, and some further education provisions.

Key statistics

Located in a historic riverside town between the borders of London and Surrey, the university is surrounded by shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Kingston upon Thames also has easy access to countryside and city: it is close to both Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace and Central London is just a 25-minute train journey away. Kingston is home to five faculties and four campuses: Penrhyn Road (the centre of student activity), Kingston Hill (set in landscaped gardens), Knights Park (home to a riverside setting) and Roehampton Vale (modern and within close proximity to Richmond Park). All of these campuses are connected by the university’s free inter-site bus service.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
16,275 4,610 35% 18:8

At the university ,they use inventive, engaging teaching and assessment methods to make learning fun and enjoyable – giving you the experience of working in your industry. International perspectives and opportunities to learn new languages for free are incorporated into the curriculum and   courses are developed by research that is carried out in the real world, keeping them up to date with the latest developments and to foster entrepreneurship. 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.

Possessing over 2,500 staff and an annual budget of around £203 million, the university is one of the town’s biggest employers, adding £500 million to the local economy each year. Furthermore, its researchers and academics assist local organisations, using their specialised skill-sets in support of the community. The university also offers a host of public lectures, exhibitions and performances, and opens its sports and health facilities to local residents and businesses. As well as contributing to the community, Kingston University prides itself on its sustainable development and ranks near the top of the People and Planet’s Green League Table. Moreover, it collaborates with the local community on environmental projects, such as recycling.

Some facts about the university:

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 :  102

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 601-800

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 81

  • QS World University Ranking 2018:  501-550

Notable Alumni

  • 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.

Post Graduate

Museum and Gallery Studies MA
Tution Fees
17,600
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Creative Writing and Publishing MA
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Maste..
Tution Fees
16,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Communication Design: Graphic Design MA including ..
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

Historic Building Conservation MSc
Tution Fees
15,700
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Product & Furniture Design MA
Tution Fees
17,600
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

English Literature MA
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Banking and Finance Masters (MSc) including profes..
Tution Fees
16,000
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

Creative Writing and Publishing MA including profe..
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Composing for Film and Television MMus
Tution Fees
17,200
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Accounting and Finance Masters (MSc) including pro..
Tution Fees
16,000
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

Management in Construction MSc
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Pharmaceutical Analysis with Management Studies MS..
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Psychology MSc
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

International Business with Business Experience BS..
Tution Fees
13,100
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Advanced Product Design Engineering Masters & ..
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Forensic Psychology MSc
Tution Fees
14,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Sustainable Design MA including professional place..
Tution Fees
18,985
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

International Business Management with Entrepreneu..
Tution Fees
16,000
Duration
 2 Years 

Post Graduate

Pharmaceutical Analysis MSc including professional..
Tution Fees
15,885
Duration
 2 Years 
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English Language Requirements

  • Most degree courses at Kingston University require a minimum Academic IELTS of 6.0-6.5 (with no element lower than 5.5).

  • Although IELTS is preferred, the university does accept a variety of other English language qualifications, including TOEFL iBT and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

Academic requirements

Level of entry General qualification requirement
Undergraduate

Standard XII: 70% (CBSE, CISCE, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & West Bengal boards) or 80% (all other boards)

A-levels

International Baccalaureate.

Postgraduate taught masters

Bachelors degree with minimum 55% overall (2:2 equivalent)

Bachelors degree with minimum 60% overall (2:1 equivalent)

For certain courses, work experience will also be required. Please see the postgraduate prospectus for specific course entry details.

Postgraduate research A good postgraduate masters degree.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Kingston University has a range of high-quality halls of residence which suit a wide range of budgets. Kingston is a split-campus university, with halls located within close proximity of or on the study sites. University accommodation is self-catering, with free Internet access.

  • For students who wish to live independently in a flat or a house, there is a strong private rental sector in Kingston and the surrounding areas, with a good range of properties available.

  • The university’s Accommodation Service offers a free and friendly service to help students find accommodation, including a student-to-student notice board to help find flatmates, a property vacancy list and a list of local letting agents, as well as help and advice with housing issues.

  • All international students who apply for hall accommodation before the relevant date are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in their first year of study, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

  • International students are allocated flats evenly across the university's accommodation, and mixed regardless of course, gender and nationality.

  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Please refer to the university website for further details.
 

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
2 Weeks 1 Week 5 Days

International scholarships

The International Office at Kingston University awards more than £200,000 worth of partial scholarships to international students every year. These scholarships are available to students who are classified with an 'overseas' fee status.

External scholarships

Various sources of funding are available to international students from external organization:

 

International postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships
Kingston University also offers international scholarships of £4,000, open to students from India as well as the rest of the world. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarships India
From September 2016, Kingston University is delighted to offer two Undergraduate scholarships worth £4,000 each. These will be exclusively available for Undergraduate Indian students, thanks to the generosity of Kingston alumnus Mr Rajiv Poddar.

Some key facts of  Kingston University

  • Kingston University has 18,949 students in total. (as of 1 December 2020) 

  • University currently hosts 4,995 non-UK students

  • 1,912 members of staff. 

  • £2.375 million in bursaries. awarded to our students 

  • A centre of teaching excellence in the UK

  • Strong links with industry as well as accreditations from reputed institutions of education industry

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Kingston University River House 53-57 High Street Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 1LQ

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