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Kingston University

High quality teaching is at the heart of Kingston University.  We are one of just 26 higher education providers in the United Kingdom to have secured three Gold ratings in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework.

Students on roof of Birkbeck

This recognises our commitment to high quality teaching, to providing an outstanding student experience and to supporting our students to achieve successful degree outcomes.

Our ambitious Town House Strategy leads the way in delivering a new model of higher education founded on our sector-leading Future Skills campaign. Future Skills teaching is now embedded across all our undergraduate courses. Tailored to each subject area, Future Skills modules boost students’ professional and personal development so they can build the graduate attributes most valued by business and industry.

The University is held in high regard for driving innovation and advancing knowledge – ensuring graduates emerge from their degree programmes sought after for their knowledge, innovation and skills. 

International students

Kingston University is home to more than 20,000 students from 140 countries, making it one of the most diverse universities in the United Kingdom.

Our four campuses are located in and around Kingston upon Thames, one of London’s safest boroughs just 30 minutes from the heart of the capital. The University is a place where students can broaden their horizons and fulfill their ambitions, while meeting people from around the world.

Students are encouraged to develop an enterprising mindset through our nationally recognised approach to enterprise education. Our graduates have an unrivalled reputation for launching their own businesses, with Kingston consistently ranked one of the top higher education providers in the United Kingdom for graduate start-ups.

Our staff are expert practitioners in their fields and many of our courses are developed in consultation with industry partners. We also offer an extensive range of professional placements to boost students’ skills.

Quick Facts

More than 20,000 students from 140 countries

Three Gold ratings in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023 (TEF)

Top 10 university in the United Kingdom in seven subject areas (2024 Guardian University Guide)

70 per cent of research rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

First university in the United Kingdom to embed Future Skills across all subject areas

More than 30 students sports clubs and more than 40 student societies

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