About the University

Why choose Kingston University? 

Kingston University is much more than a place of education; it will prepare you for employment and life in the future. It is ranked within the top 50 universities in the UK (The Guardian 2020 University Guide), and is one of most diverse and multicultural university in the country (The Guardian, 2015).

Offering career-focused courses and excellent teaching, the University is the perfect place for ambitious students with big plans in business. This is why the institution is proud to be considered the number 2 university for graduate start-ups in the UK (Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, 2017).

The University is based in the beautiful riverside town of Kingston upon Thames. It is a safe, student-friendly town and just 25 minutes from the centre of London, presenting students with easy access to the world capital for business, finance and culture. *

Campus life

Campus life is an important part of Kingston University. There are four teaching campuses at Kingston, each with their own distinctive character and a range of facilities. The University is investing £260 million to transform these facilities over the next ten years. 

Penrhyn Road campus is close to Kingston town centre. It is a vibrant campus where you will find the Union of Kingston Students, as well as sports and fitness facilities. The Knights Park campus is located by the River Thames and is home to the University’s art and design programmes.

At Roehampton Vale campus, you will find high-tech labs and specialist engineering equipment, nestled four miles away from the bustle of Kingston town centre. You will begin your journey at the Kingston Hill campus, home to the International Study Centre. This campus is just three miles from the town centre, close to the beautiful Richmond Park. Surrounded by woodland, the international atmosphere here creates a true community feel.

A choice of faculties 

Kingston University offers degrees to suit a variety of career goals. The University consists of four faculties, offering knowledge and support to become a highly employable graduate. Each faculty offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, plus undertakes research in related areas. The faculties at Kingston are:

  • Kingston School of Art
  • Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Social Care and Education
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

 Multicultural welcome 

Kingston University is home to students from over 140 different countries. As well as this international atmosphere on campus, the University’s close proximity to central London allows for you to experience life in the United Kingdom’s most international city.

By studying at Kingston, you will be exposed to more than just the British culture. The University even offers free lessons in nine different languages, so you can develop more academic skills whilst gaining an even deeper multicultural perspective.

 * PwC’s Cities of Opportunity Index 2016

Faris testimonial

An international student on campus at the Kingston University, London - International Study Centre

“It was a very easy transition going from the International Study Centre to the business school as the teaching styles were the same. I’m studying Business Management. It’s like a family tradition that everyone is a businessman. I’ve been around that environment right from the start.”

Abdul, Malawi
International Year One in Business and Management
Progressed to BSc (Hons) Business Management