About Kingston University

At Kingston University, we are passionate about enhancing our students' life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the future skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century's demanding workplace.

Did you know?

  • Kingston University is ranked a top 5 university in London in 21 subjects in the 2023 Guardian University Guide*
  • Top in London for interior design
  • Top in London and second in the UK for fashion and textiles and mental health nursing
  • Top in London and fifth in the UK for children's nursing
  • Top in London for graphic design and midwifery
  • Second in London for architecture, forensic science, general nursing, media and film studies
  • Kingston is ranked No.9 in the UK overall for Forensic Science, with the second-highest graduate outcomes nationally (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Kingston School of Art's fashion degree among best in the world in Business of Fashion listings
  • We have 13,105 home/European students, and 3,680 overseas students from more than 140 countries
  • 95% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating**
  • 70% of the University's research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2022
Term dates

Term dates

The University's standard academic year runs from September to July, divided into three terms.

  • Autumn term
    September to December
  • Spring term
    January to April
  • Summer term
    April to July

Open Days

To get a feel for what Kingston University is really like, come to one of our Open Days and take a look around. We have Open Days and Open Events for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you around campus.
Open Days

The University has incredible facilities, which has allowed me to explore my creative ideas. I enjoy every moment I spend working in the studio. It is very satisfying to get up every day and work on my favourite practice.

Natdanai Bunsiri, MFA Fine Art

Although Kingston is a new research institute, it has world-class research. The knowledge and expertise here is outstanding and the research environment is incredibly supportive.

Amtul Kafi Yadullah Bhunnoo, PhD in Genetics

Upcoming university events

Kingston University Practice Assessor and Supervisor Update

Monday 4 March - Tuesday 31 December 2024

Future Laboratory at Clerkenwell Design Week

Tuesday 21 May - Thursday 23 May 2024

try, everything. Foundation Final Show 2024

Thursday 23 May - Saturday 8 June 2024

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about what we have to offer at Kingston University, please get in touch.

* Guardian League Table 2023
** Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Survey