Kingston University is a public research university based in an attractive riverside area in south-west London, Kingston University is known for its career-focused courses and excellent teaching quality. Students from all over the world have achieved success at Kingston University. With students from 150 countries, representing nations across the world, Kingston is a truly multicultural university and proud of it. It welcomes around 1,500 new international students every year.
Kingston University has been named among the globe's top 200 institutions for business and economics education in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables (2017-2018). The 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 TOP-200 QS rankings of universities under 50 years of age (2017).
The University has roots going back more than 100 years. In 1899, Kingston Technical Institute opens, offering courses ranging from Chemistry, Electric Wiring and Building Construction to Nursing, Dressmaking and Clay Modelling. In 1970 The College of Technology and the College of Art merge to form Kingston Polytechnic. In 1992 Kingston Polytechnic becomes Kingston University.
Architecture, aeronautical engineering, forensic science, geography, geology, illustration and animation, law, mathematics, nursing and midwifery, social sciences and surveying.
Each campus at Kingston has its own character. But they all combine state-of-the-art facilities with a friendly study environment, setting modern architecture against a backdrop of natural beauty.
Kingston upon Thames is only 25 minutes from central London and has been consistently reported as the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police, 2013) and the happiest place to live in Greater London (Rightmove, 2013)! Located on the River Thames in an affluent part of south-west London, it's no surprise Kingston is the ideal student location.