About Us

Kingston University London is a public research university located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, in South West London, England.

Academic staff and teaching at Kingston University are divided into four faculties. These are:

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

Why choose Kingston?

  • Top 50 UK university (Guardian league table 2022);
  • Named in the world’s top 200 young universities (Times Higher Education 2018);
  • 70% of research considered either world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2022);
  • Located in one of the safest London boroughs (Metropolitan Police).

Career-focused learning

All 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. Many courses have been developed with professional organisations and carry professional accreditation.

International students

Students from 140+ countries study at Kingston University.

There is a dedicated international webpage with useful information for international applicants, such as entry requirements, English language programmes, fees, and scholarships.


Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a vibrant area on the River Thames in south-west London, only 30 minutes away from central London.

Kingston is a great location for living and studying. It is consistently rated one of the safest London boroughs (Metropolitan Police) as well as the second happiest place to live in London (Rightmove). The University’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free intersite bus connecting them.

Once you graduate, you’ll find Kingston’s location is great for employment prospects too. Many companies have headquarters in London or south-east England, which is a real advantage for work placement opportunities and for taking the next step in your career.


Sustainability is delivered across Kingston University, notably through education and teaching, research and operations. For full details, please visit the university website.

Why choose Kingston?

International community


Postgraduate study

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