A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (148 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.
You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence. We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing world.
You'll be taught by lecturers who are actively involved in the professional world and many who are undertaking world-leading research. Kingston was ranked a top 50 UK university and in the top 10 nationally for five subject areas (Education, Fashion & textiles, Nursing & midwifery, Design & crafts and Film production & photography) in the Guardian University League table 2022.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees in areas such as art and design, business, social sciences, healthcare, engineering and computing.
Careers and employability are at the centre of our curriculum. Created with the world of work in mind, many courses have been developed in consultation with industry-leading organisations and carry professional accreditation. Our staff maintain links to business and industry by staying active in the workplace and earning respect in the fields in which they practice.
We are also one of the few universities that offer the opportunity to undertake a placement while studying a postgraduate degree. Many of our courses offer an optional year integrated work placement programme which will help you gain valuable, practical industry experience and provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to real-life situations in the workplace.
Our wide range of study options reflects the broad scope of our teaching and the diverse backgrounds and needs of our students. Many courses offer flexible study options, allowing you to balance studying with work or family commitments.
We offer a variety of taught and research-based masters courses and PhDs that can take your education and career to the next level.
Campus life is all about convenience, community and ensuring you have the facilities you need to succeed in your studies. Each of our four campuses have their own unique atmosphere created by the students who live and study there, and the staff who work there.
Whether it's Kingston Hill's woodland trail or the riverside at Knights Park, each of our campuses offer something special. Linked together by our free intersite bus service, they each combine impressive facilities with a friendly study environment. Plus, all the amenities that make day-to-day life just that little bit easier are at your fingertips – from bars, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops to laundrettes, contemporary and spacious social spaces and even an on-site gym.
To help you reach your full potential we’re investing £118.7 million in our campuses to create the perfect study environment for you, including our landmark Town House building and major renovation project at Kingston School of Art.
Our RIBA award-winning building, Town House, located at our Penrhyn Road campus opened in January 2020 and provides outstanding study facilities for students, including a new library with over 1,000 study spaces, flexible learning areas, a covered courtyard, cafes, dance studios and roof top gardens.
What’s more, our major refurbishment at Kingston School of Art’s Knights Park campus has been designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and deliver much improved workshop and studio space while enhancing the environmental performance of the building.
The transformed Mill Street Building offers two floors of industry-leading workshop spaces, including new double height space for architecture students to be able to create larger scale project. There are also four floors of modern professional-grade studio spaces and a rooftop balcony area so you can take in some fresh air or gaze into the horizon when searching for inspiration.
The University is located across four teaching campuses, in and around Kingston upon Thames. Our lively, student-friendly riverside town neighbouring Hampton Court Palace and two royal parks is perfect for long walks, deer watching, and quiet study time. Better still, Kingston’s on the doorstep of central London, so you’ll find yourself at the heart of the capital after just a short train ride.
Kingston upon Thames has been consistently reported as one of the safest boroughs in London (Metropolitan Police, 2021).
Kingston University has a lively academic and social environment. Alongside our learning resources, you will find a range of social and cultural opportunities on campus, including:
Come and meet us
Find out more about postgraduate study at Kingston University by attending one of our Open Events. You’ll have the chance to speak with academic staff, ask questions about the application and enrolment process, receive advice on finance, support services and careers, and view our learning facilities.
Listen to masters student Clare Tibble talk about her experience of studying at Kingston University.
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