Kingston University, London

Kingston University offers high-quality teaching and excellent employment opportunities in London – One of the world’s most exciting, historic and culturally rich capital city. The vision of the University is to be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities. Kingston University is known for its career-focussed courses, strong links with industry and it is situated on an attractive riverside area in South-west London. Kingston University has a sprawling, multicultural community of around 17,500 students and 3000 international students from more than 140 countries.

Through its 4 Faculties (Schools) and 4 campuses, Kingston University offers a variety of courses in the undergraduate and post graduate studies. Kingston Business School thrives to help students reach to their potential by continuously delivering world-class education. Many of Kingston’s alumni now hold senior positions in both the private and public sector companies across the globe.

As one of the leading modern Universities, Kingston’s popularity continues to increase every year. Kingston Business School’s MBA programme was ranked 19th in the UK by the QS full time MBA World Rankings and 43 out of 200 in Europe. Kingston Business School ranks among 250 – 300 QS ranking globally (2017 ranking).

Key facts

  • A beautiful and a safe place to live, situated by the River Thames.
  • A large town with amazing shops, cinema halls and plenty of café and restaurants, situated less than 25 minutes by train from Central London.
  • Accommodation guarantee for international students (provided students apply in good time to the published deadline)
  • A centre of teaching excellence in the UK
  • Strong links with industry as well as accreditations from reputed institutions of education industry
  • Kingston University is one of the top university for teaching in UK and achieved strong results in national assessments of teaching quality
  • A long history at Kingston University includes developing courses in consultation with professional organizations. Some key partnerships helped Kingston University achieve some of the best graduate employment figures in the UK

Achievements of Excellence

  • Kingston Business School has joined the elite group of global institutions awarded by the AACSB (Association to Advanced Collegiate School of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education. This accreditation has been won by just 5% of world’s business schools.
  • One of the first business schools with triple Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation (MBA, Masters in International Business Management and DBA)
  • One of the 8 universities in the UK and one of the 63 institutions worldwide with EPAS programme accreditation from EFMD.
  • The only Business school in the world with EPAS accreditation at Bachelor and Master’s level.
  • In 2015, Kingston Business School secured the prestigious Small Business Charter Award in recognition of the role it has played in helping kick start British enterprises.
  • Kingston University was the NEON University of the year in 2016 for widening access, social mobility and inclusion.
  • Kingston University has scooped the teaching excellence gong at the guardian 2017 University award, receiving specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of its courses.

Why choose Kingston University, London?

1) Kingston Business School Campus

  • The Business school building provides some of the very best state-of-the-art infrastructure: dedicated suites and work spaces, IT facilities, social areas for students, research student offices and Small Business Research Centre. The universal Wi-Fi access and network systems and facilities for streaming lectures and video.

2) Top University in the Country for graduate start-up

  • Kingston University has, for the 6th time, topped the table for graduate business start-ups, according to the latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The data also shows that the approximate, combined turnover of all the University’s business start-ups currently stands at just under £30 million which accounts for 5.50% of the total turnover generated by all active graduates’ start-ups across the country.

3) One of the most Diverse and Multicultural Universities.

  • Kingston is a truly multicultural University as it welcome around 1,500 new international students every year from more than 140 countries across the world.

4) Learning Resources Centre (LRC)

  • The Nightingale Centre LRC is open 24 hours a day during term time, and gives students access to libraries, study spaces and computer facilities. A wide range of resources, including texts, periodicals, journals and newspapers, are available.

5) Sports

  • The University has superb facilities for outdoor sports including rugby, football, cricket, rowing, and tennis. Access is provided to a range of other sporting facilities by linking up with local organizations and clubs. The fitness centre at Penrhyn Road campus features a modern 65-station gym with the latest cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Kingston is a hub for sports-loving students as its sports facilities comprises of 40 sports clubs, sports and fitness centres.

6) Social Initiatives

  • With an annual budget of almost £203 million and more than 2,000 staff, Kingston University is one of the town’s largest employers and makes a significant contribution to the national economy (£920 million annually). The staff and students are active in the local community through an award winning volunteering scheme wherein 300 volunteers are offering 3,500 hours of service to good causes each year. The scheme gives volunteers the opportunity to work regularly in schools, charities and community groups. We also have an extensive school visiting programme, offering educational support and encouraging local children to aim for university, particularly those whose family have no previous experience of higher education.

7) Career Development

  • Kingston’s Career Service can help with CV formation and interview techniques and has internet resources to help international students look for employment opportunities in their own countries. Kingston University have concrete links to local, national and international business and industry as many teaching members are working professionals. This adds value to the quality education provided at the University enabling good employment opportunities to its students.

8) Work in UK

  • All Kingston University’s degrees teach you work related skills such as Career Management, IT and Communication, Numeracy, and Team work. International students graduating from a UK University can apply to stay in the UK to work once they have finished their studies.