University profile

Kingston University

2017/18 edition

About Kingston University

Worldwide reputation

At Kingston University, we're passionate about inspiring people and transforming lives. Learning, enquiry, professional practice, enriching lives, and respect for individuals, communities and our environment are at the heart of what we do.

A vibrant, modern, diverse and supportive university based across four campuses, we offer people from all backgrounds and countries (150 at the last count!) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

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Postgraduate subjects available

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At Kingston University there are a large variety of courses that will enable you to continue your study at postgraduate level. Full list of available courses

Future career prospects

The Kingston University employability team, KU Talent, aim to provide innovative and inclusive support to Kingston students and recent graduates, supporting their transition from study to future opportunities. KU Talent is constantly developing and maintaining partnerships with a wide variety of employers and industry professionals to get the inside knowledge and to provide greater development opportunities.

We are renowned as a dynamic team, delivering exceptional employability support and guidance to students. As a result, we are the proud winners of a variety of awards and achievements, recognised by higher education institutions and graduate employers.

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English language support

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Facilities and support arrangements

Kingston University has 4 Learning Resources Centres (Libraries) on each of the main teaching campuses providing 24 hour access (term time) to the LRCs at Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road.

There is access to over 350,000 books and audiovisual materials, and 270,000 e-books with Over 1800 open access PCs with Wireless access on all campuses Expert advice and support is available for the development of web and multimedia content and extensive support for disabilities in our specialist Access Technology Rooms.

Fees, funding and costs

Funding a postgraduate course can be a big financial commitment. Kingston University also offer flexible learning options, such as part-time courses, if you want to continue working during your postgraduate study. All the information you need to help you balance the books.


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Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey. Kingston has a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and pubs with easy access to beautiful countryside, Richmond Park and Hampton Court; and a rich history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Kingston upon Thames is only 25 minutes from central London and has been consistently reported as the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police, 2013) and the happiest place to live in Greater London (Rightmove, 2013)!

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There is a strong private rented sector in Kingston and the surrounding areas, with a good range of properties available. The accommodation advisers in the Student Life Centre can help you to find the right place to live.

Private accommodation options in Kingston include: rooms in house or flat shares with other students; properties to rent as a group or family; studio and one-bedroom properties; and rooms in a property with a resident owner, sharing facilities with the householder (lodgings).

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

How to apply

For more information on deadlines for applications to Kingston University postgraduate courses.

Contact details

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