Kingston University

Whether you're developing a new product, looking to increase efficiency or upskill your staff, we can help you to grow your business through access to our knowledge, expertise and resources. Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south-west London. We are renowned for teaching excellence across our faculties and have established ourselves as a growing force in research.



The University has roots going back more than 100 years.


We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Kingston University. You might also be interested in our:

  • International Foundation Year;
  • English language programmes;
  • Pre-masters Programme (Business and Management);
  • Summer School, which offers a variety of classes.

You can also come to Kingston as visiting student on a Study Abroad or exchange programme.


At Kingston, groups of researchers work together to generate and share new knowledge. Knowledge is passed on to students through courses, and to other organisations through enterprise activities.

Kingston University continues to invest in a wide range of facilities and resources to support its cutting-edge research. These range from internationally significant archives and collections to state-of-the-art laboratories. Companies and academic partners are invited to make use of our specialist facilities and research services, including equipment hire and consultancy. Here you can view a selection of our research facilities and resources.


All our courses are developed with your career in mind, so that you get the most up-to-date information and gain the relevant work-related skills needed for the modern work environment.

KU Talent (careers and employability) can help you when it comes to finding a job. Its careers advisors also offer support if you're looking for placement opportunities or part-time work during your studies.

Services include:

  • aptitude and emotional intelligence tests;
  • reference books, videos and DVDs;
  • interviews with careers advisers; and
  • a CV checking service.

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Student services

From before you leave your home country, until after you graduate, Kingston University offers all students a wide range of support services, ranging from support with studies and English language, to CV preparation and job fairs, to arriving in the UK, to visas and immigration, to health and counselling, to religion and spirituality and more.

We offer a range of support to our international students including:

  • language support;
  • the International Student Advisory Centre; and
  • orientation and welcome events.

Housing services

Here at Kingston we offer a range of high-quality halls, all located close to the University's campuses. Each hall consists of single-study bedrooms arranged in flats with self-catering kitchens. Different room types are available within a range of price bands.

Our accommodation advisers in the Student Life Centre offers a free and friendly service to help you find the right place to live in private accommodation, including a student-to-student noticeboard to help you find flatmates, a property vacancy list and a list of local letting agents, as well as help and advice with housing issues.

Library services

The Library and Learning Services department at Kingston University supports our students and staff in pursuing their learning, teaching and research ambitions.

Our focus is on the delivery of high-quality learning resources and services to students and staff. We support a wide range of information-driven activity from skills support through to innovative online learning experiences.

Medical services

The Health Centre at Penrhyn Road offers a wide range of wellbeing services including counselling, drop-ins, advice, medical services and complementary therapies.

Students living in halls or within the NHS catchment area can register with the Fairhill Medical Practice to access on-campus GP services during term-time (or at local branch surgeries during vacations).

Student Life

Campus life

Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey.

Kingston upon Thames has something for everyone, including:
  • a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and pubs;
  • easy access to beautiful countryside, Richmond Park and Hampton Court; and
  • a rich history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.
The University has the following campuses:
  • Penrhyn Road – the hub of student activity in Kingston;
  • Kingston Hill – a modern hillside campus set in landscaped gardens;
  • Knights Park – a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a riverside setting; and
  • Roehampton Vale – a modern building close to Richmond Park.

Sports facilities

We offer a wide range of sporting facilities for our students, whether you are looking to get fit or are a serious athlete:

  • The University's Fitness Centre has a fully equipped gym, plus an aerobics and dance studio.
  • Tolworth Court sports ground has rugby, football and cricket pitches, plus tennis and netball courts for outdoor games.
  • Regional, national and international competitors receive extra support through the Sports Performance Programme.

Student clubs

Throughout your time at University, some of your greatest experiences can come from your involvement with societies. Here at Kingston we're proud to offer around 90 active societies. From anime to cake making, entrepreneurship to pharmacy, and street theatre to wine, there's bound to be something that you'll want to get involved with!

But if you do feel like something's missing, how about starting up your own society? All you need is the support of 10 other students, and we can help you get the ball rolling with facilities and funding.

The Union currently supports, develops and administers some 35 competitive and non-competitive sports clubs with a membership of around 1,600 students.


Many of the courses that we run are accredited and recognised by relevant professional bodies within their respective fields. As part of our commitment to providing quality, relevant courses we seek accreditation and recognition wherever possible. In fact the Higher Education Funding Council of England awarded us a quality rating for 'Excellence in teaching'.

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