Kingston University is proud of its ranking and recognition for the courses and teaching we offer. Here are some examples of how we have been recognised internationally.
Kingston University has been ranked one of the top 40 institutions in the country in the Guardian University Guide for 2021 and has retained its title as top in the country for design.
Along with Central Saint Martins in London, Kingston University's internationally acclaimed undergraduate fashion programme is one of just two in the United Kingdom, and only 11 internationally, to receive the maximum possible ‘Badges of Excellence' – a new feature in the prestigious rankings by influential website Business of Fashion.
The Young University Ranking 2018 rated institutions founded during the past 50 years across a series of measures including teaching, research, citations and international outlook.
The University's performance puts it in high profile company. It shares the 58th spot with four other institutions – King's College London, SOAS, Cardiff and Brunel – after being ranked 81st overall last year.
In the newly released tables, the University has been rated 95 overall, up from equal 102 last year and 109 the year before.
The University was ranked in the 401-500 banding globally and was one of 58 United Kingdom institutions to feature in the 2018 subject tables.
Kingston University has been rated among the globe's top international institutions in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Kingston University's sociology, business economics and nutrition (exercise and health) courses have topped the national leader board for student satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).
Kingston University has been named as one of the best young institutions in the world – and among the top two in the United Kingdom – in the latest prestigious QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age.
Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide.
Kingston University has been named as one of the globe's top young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE).
Kingston University has been named among the top 100 institutions in the globe for art and design education in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings – and rated as a top performing international university in six other areas.
Kingston University's internationally acclaimed Fashion BA (Hons) degree has been ranked number two in the world by leading website Business of Fashion.
Kingston Business School's full-time MBA has been ranked 43 out of 200 in Europe in the latest QS Fulltime MBA rankings.