Kingston University is acknowledged as a centre of teaching excellence in Britain, and enjoys excellent links with industry, with skills-based curricula and placement opportunities providing a fine base for graduate employment.
Kingston University has around 20,000 students (with 3,500 international students from 154 countries) who are studying on four campuses for pre-degree, degree and postgraduate qualifications. The University has a strong reputation across a wide range of disciplines:
• Business and Law
• Art, Design and Architecture
• Arts and Social Sciences
• Science (including Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry and Environmental Sciences)
• Engineering (including Automotive, Aerospace, Civil and Construction and Mechanical)
• Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics
• Health and Social Care Sciences
Many of Kingston’s courses are created in consultation with professional organisations, resulting in excellent graduate employment figures. Kingston University also boasts the highest number of graduate start-ups among UK universities.
Kingston is a thriving, multicultural riverside town with its own nightlife, fantastic shops, a cinema and plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants. According to London Metropolitan Police, ‘Kingston is among the most affluent boroughs in London with one of the lowest crime rates in the capital.’ The town is close to Richmond Park, Wimbledon and historic Hampton Court and only 25 minutes from central London on the local rail network.
Kingston is also ideally located for all major transport networks: Heathrow airport is only sixteen miles away, with buses running direct to Kingston. Gatwick and Stansted airports are within easy distance and have good links into the town by both road and rail.
International students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in halls of residence during their first year. Over 50 scholarships and bursaries are awarded every year to international students.