Kingston University London


To be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities.


To develop potential, transform lives and improve the world around us. To be led by learning in all that we do: enabling others to learn, continually learning ourselves and pushing the boundaries of learning through teaching, research and enterprise and professional practice.

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Student life at Kingston University

Students in the atrium of the Business School buildingThere’s so much more to being a student than simply studying. University is about growing as a person as well as building your knowledge, and Kingston offers a huge range of events, activities, places to visit and things to do. No matter what your hobbies and interests are there will be something to suit you – and plenty of opportunities to try something new.

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  • Societies: Kingston University Students’ Union (KUSU) offers more than 60 active societies who organise and run weekly activities related to culture, faith, academia, arts, activities, liberation and campaigns. More than 3,000 students join at least one society during their time at Kingston. From Anime to Cake, Entrepreneur to Pharmacy, Street Theatre to Wine, there’s bound to be something that you’ll want to get involved with!
  • Sports: KUSU also run more than 30 sports clubs, collectively known as the Kingston Cougars. There are traditional competitive and team sports such as football, rugby, cricket and tennis, or you can try something new and exciting such as sub-aqua to snowboarding. These types of clubs often arrange weekend trips too and there is an annual sports tour offering you the opportunity to go abroad and play sports with universities from all over the country. The home of the Cougars isTolworth Court sports ground, owned by Kingston University.
  • Volunteering: sign up to become a Kingston volunteer for a whole host of opportunities. You can do one-off volunteer events at festivals or the local dog sanctuary, work regularly in a school or care home, mentor a teenager, run your own project from scratch – the possibilities are endless. Make new friends, develop skills, increase your confidence, give something back to your community, make a positive impact on the lives of others’ – and most importantly have fun!
Entry Requirements

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don’t achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Academic requirements
Level of entry General qualification requirement
International Foundation Year
  • HSSC or Intermediate/FA/FSc.
Undergraduate Year 1 entry:

  • A-levels or International Baccalaureate.
  • Recognised foundation course in the UK.
  • Students with excellent HSSC or Intermediate/FA/FSc (80%+) results may be considered for direct entry onto year 1.
  • Two-year degree from a recognised university.

Advanced entry:

  • Students with excellent results from the two or three-year degree from recognised institutions may be considered for advanced entry onto our undergraduate programmes. This is operated on a case-by-case situation and a close match with our own curricula is required.
Postgraduate taught masters
  • Two or three-year degree followed by a two-year masters degree from a recognised institution.
  • Four-year bachelors degree from a recognised institution.
  • For certain courses, work experience will also be required. Please see the postgraduate course page for specific course entry details.
Postgraduate research
  • A good postgraduate masters degree from a recognised institution.

*Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration.


You need to budget for the following when you come to Kingston:

  • tuition fees – these will vary according to the course you are studying;
  • the cost of accommodation – either halls of residence or privately rented accommodation (in which case you should expect to pay at least £4,400–£5,000 per year);
  • living costs, such as food, travel, laundry and entertainment – we suggest you plan to spend approximately £6,500–£10,000 per year; and
  • English language tuition fees if you want to study English in the UK before you begin your course.
  • Rigour, curiosity, excellence and originality.
  • Innovation, creativity and enterprise.
  • Consideration, courtesy and collegiality.
  • Breadth, diversity and individuality.

Academic staff at Kingston University are divided into five faculties. Each faculty offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, plus undertakes research in related areas:

  • Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

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