University profile

Kingston University

2017/18 edition

About Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. We offer 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.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence. Our courses are relevant to today’s business environment and are developed through close links to professional organisations and practitioners, with a real emphasis on work-based skills.

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We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees in areas such as art and design, business, social sciences, healthcare, engineering and computing.

Our study areas include:

  • Accounting, Banking and Finance
  • Architecture and Landscape
  • Art and Design
  • Building and Surveying
  • Business and Human Resources
  • Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Computing and Digital Media
  • Creative Industries and Creative Economy
  • Economics, History and Politics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Film, Music and Photography
  • Geography and Environment
  • Health and Social Care
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology, Criminology, Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Sport, Performance and Exercise

Visit our website to find the right course for you.

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Flexible Learning

Our wide range of study options reflects the broad scope of our teaching and the diverse backgrounds and needs of our students. Many courses have the option to study either full or part-time allowing you to balance study with work or family commitments. We offer a variety taught and research-based master's courses, as well as PhDs that can take your education and career to the next level.


Kingston University has four teaching campuses. Each has its own character, but all offer state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly study environment.

We are currently investing in our facilities to enhance your learning experience. New and exciting developments to our campuses are underway, including a landmark teaching building due for completion in 2019. Find out more about our exciting transformation plans on the university’s website.



Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey. Kingston is packed with historic buildings, great shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, leisure venues and open spaces. Half an hour on the train will see you arrive in central London, where famous museums, galleries and iconic West End theatre shows await.

Kingston upon Thames has been consistently reported as the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police, 2017).


Kingston University has a lively academic and social environment. Alongside our learning resources, you will find a range of social and cultural opportunities on campus, including:

Come and meet us

Find out more about postgraduate study at Kingston University by attending one of our open evenings. You’ll have the chance to speak with academic staff, ask questions about the application and enrolment process, receive advice on finance, support services and careers, and view our learning facilities.

Listen to masters student Clare Tibble talk about her experience of studying at Kingston University.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 8417 9000
River House
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
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