About Kingston University

At Kingston University, we are passionate about enhancing our students' life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century's demanding workplace.

Did you know?

  • Kingston University is ranked in the UK's top 40 in the 2021 Guardian University Guide*
  • Top in the UK for design and crafts*, which covers creative and cultural industries, graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product and furniture design
  • Third in the UK and top in London for education, fashion and textiles*
  • Seventh in the UK and top in London for pharmacy and pharmacology, sports science and journalism, publishing and public relations*
  • Top in London for biosciences*
  • Top in London for nursing and midwifery, run jointly with St George's, University of London*
  • Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in the world in Business of Fashion listings
  • We have 13,105 home/European students, and 3,680 overseas students from more than 140 countries.
  • 95% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after of graduating.***
  • 60% of the University's research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014.
Term dates

Term dates

The University's standard academic year runs from September to July, divided into three terms.

  • Autumn term
    September to December
  • Spring term
    January to April
  • Summer term
    April to July

Open Days

To get a feel for what Kingston University is really like, come to one of our Open Days and take a look around. We have Open Days and Open Events for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you around campus.
Open Days

The University has incredible facilities, which has allowed me to explore my creative ideas. I enjoy every moment I spend working in the studio. It is very satisfying to get up every day and work on my favourite practice.

Natdanai Bunsiri, MFA Fine Art

Although Kingston is a new research institute, it has world-class research. The knowledge and expertise here is outstanding and the research environment is incredibly supportive.

Amtul Kafi Yadullah Bhunnoo, PhD in Genetics

Upcoming university events

Thinkers Makers Dreamers Exhibition by MA Sustainable Design

Thinkers Makers Dreamers Exhibition by MA Sustainable Design

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 26 September 2021
Upstairs for Thinking

Upstairs for Thinking

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 26 September 2021
Be More Octopus

Be More Octopus

Monday 20 September 2021
The Future of Design is Circular

The Future of Design is Circular

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about what we have to offer at Kingston University, please get in touch.

* Guardian League Table 2021
*** HESA 2015/16