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We are Kingston University

Welcome to Kingston

As a postgraduate student, our courses and our staff give you the skills and experience to make you sought-after for your academic achievements and prepare you for a successful career, or business, in today's economy.

Professor Steven Spier

World-class facilities

Kingston is home to facilities to take your education to the next level, including dedicated postgraduate study centres, virtual learning tools, 24/7 online learning support and libraries.

That's why we're investing £118.7 million in our campuses to create the perfect study environment for you, including our landmark Town House building and our major renovation project at Kingston School of Art.

Investing in your future

Town House was named the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize in 2021, confirming it as Britain's best new building. It is also winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the highest accolade in European architecture.

Penrhyn Road

Within a short walk of Kingston town centre, this campus is busy, lively and cosmopolitan. It offers a range of on-site cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as the University fitness centre.

Knights Park

Home to Kingston School of Art, our Knights Park campus is set in a beautiful riverside location, a short walk from Kingston town centre and Penrhyn Road campus.

Kingston Hill

A short walk from Richmond Park, Kingston Hill is a beautiful, leafy site with a community feel. It boasts a café, restaurant, bar, Subway and Starbucks as well as tennis courts, beehives and a nature walk.

Roehampton Vale

Roehampton Vale is purpose-built and completely dedicated to the study of engineering. The campus is walking distance of Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common.

Getting to us

Our location benefits from excellent transport links and is within easy reach of central London and international airports. The town has two local train stations, is on many bus routes and is accessible via major motorways.

Destination: Kingston

Destination: London

London is arguably the most culturally diverse capital in the world.

– 9 million+ visitors each year
– 192 museums
– 300+ languages spoken daily
– 250 theatres
– 857 art galleries
– 300+ live music venues
– 325 public libraries
– 800+ book shops


Our research responds to global challenges and is underpinned by our commitment to realising social justice, human rights, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Graduate Research School

All research students are supported by the Graduate Research School, which runs development training, mentoring and career development programmes and provides advice and guidance on funding sources and regulations.

Meet our people

Cilla's work has played a pivotal role in supporting the development of talented researchers and PhD students across the University; something she finds most rewarding.

Professor Priscilla Harries
Head of the Graduate Research School

Building a sustainable future

Climate change, energy supply and affordability, biodiversity, and reduction in global resources will have an impact on everyone's future. With your help, we'll continue to stand up and make a difference.

Our targets

Urgent action is needed if the world is going to address the climate emergency. That's why it's important to us to set ourselves ambitious targets. We aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2038/39.

We have already reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 62% from a 2005/06 baseline. Kingston University has a zero waste to landfill policy in place and we're working to continuously prevent and reduce waste production in all areas in the University.

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