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Kingston Uni is incredibly out of date in multiple ways. The facilities are poor,the lecturers/support services are poor, the accommodation is poor. Shockingly enough I left as soon as I could. Avoid.

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By member734112
On 14th October 18

Kingston University Ranking


Loughborough University #1
University of Dundee #2
The University of Sheffield #3
Harper Adams University #4
University of Exeter #5
University of Cambridge #6
University of St Andrews #7
Bangor University #8
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) #9
University of Bath #10

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Viridian Studios #1
Seething Wells #2
Clayhill #3
Arbury Court #4
Greencoat House #5
Malden Hall #6
Middle Mill #7
Walkden Hall #8
Davidson House #9
Viridian Studios #10

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Kingston Uni is incredibly out of date in multiple ways. The facilities are poor,the lecturers/support services are poor, the accommodation is poor. Shockingly enough I left as soon as I could. Avoid.

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By member734112
On 14th October 18

Applying to Kingston University


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
11,655
÷  
Applications:
16,085
=
Offer rate:
72.46%
Acceptances:
2,880
÷  
Applicants:
15,415
=
Acceptance rate:
18.68%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
16th July
TEACHING NOTES:
Lectures will likely remain online for some time but there will be access to campus for smaller group learning, practical working – such as studio and lab-based work – and using the libraries.
This is the latest available data taken from the kingston.ac.uk website on 29th June 2020

Kingston University Reputation

Kingston University is located in South West London, Kingston Upon Thames. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 16,820 students are enrolled at Kingston University:

13,500 of these students come from the UK
785 come from other EU countries
- And 2,535 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2018/19)

The graduate outcomes for Kingston University show that six months after leaving university, 92% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Kingston University, is £21,500 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


Q&A


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How about doing MSc in Engineering Management at Kingston University? Also, after graduation what are the opportunities over there. Kindly do the needfull.
By member1344955 On 23rd January 20
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career after doing child psychology course.is placement good
By member1343854 On 21st November 19
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how is the course of masters in User experience design
By member739405 On 16th June 19
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How is the masters in marketing and branding management course? What’s the scope ahead? Is it worth?
By member1039249 On 11th June 19
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how is this course Renewable Energy Engineering MSc in Kingston and what is the job opportunity in the renewable sector in the UK and how helpful uni is towards this?
By member936426 On 8th March 19
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th June 20

Tutor from first year was very unprofessional and have ripped someone’s work from the wall. That’s not how you do crits. She was also unfriendly towards international students as well.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th May 20

It’s a good school . Everybody is friendly .

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th May 20

Kingston uni is great, best teaching staff

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th May 20

Don't do teacher training-sinister bullying culture. Check out the drop out rate before you apply!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th May 20

Don't do teacher training- sinister bullying culture .Check out their drop out rate before you apply.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

I love the atmosphere and education at Kingston University. I have studied 4 years (BA Architecture) and returned to do my part 2 (MA Architecture), which is sadly coming to an end now. I shall return back for a final year in order to complete my part 3 and become an Architect!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

Have had a great time studying here last 3 years, great library and tutors

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

Kingston university was a great experience and great course and staff

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th May 20

Great university, I studies my BA here and loved it so much I stayed here to do my MA. Easy to get between campuses and halls of residence with the university bus system, however the halls of residences are a bit far if you have to walk in bad weather. Lecturers are knowledgeable and find creative ways to deliver lectures. The construction on site can be annoying, but should be finished soon. Cafés on site are plenty and great for grabbing food or a drink between classes. The Kingston Language scheme is amazing for those who want to learn another language, and there are plenty of opportunities to join clubs, society, to volunteer and for student jobs. Felt well supported, even during this covid pandemic.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th April 20

Fantastic campus, fantastic tutors and course.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th April 20

Fantastic campus, fantastic tutors and course.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th March 20

great university, good resources, library fantastic, great SU.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd February 20

I chose to do my MA in Music Education in Kingston and I couldn't be more disappointed. The practice rooms are completely forgotten with old pianos and no heating. From all the professors we have, only one was really trying, the rest dont care, dont explain and always leave us with questions. One professor alone though, can't handle this whole master. The courses are completely unorganised, not providing any new knowledge, you have to do all the work alone and professors dont explain exactly what they need in the assignments. They leave everything for last minute -group projects, volunteering programms to get experience etc- which makes everyone frustrated. Also, they don't give you a QTS which with only this you can teach music in a school. So what's the point of having a music education's master and not being able to work as a teacher? I wish I knew these before, I feel like I wasted my money. I wish I knew all these before hand

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd February 20

Best teacher,friendly and helpful. Good environment.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th January 20

MA Museums and Galleries: Save yourself... move on.. cancel this university from your list.... save your money and youth on something other great universities in London or elsewhere. We have to work with dead/small/unknown museums( no galleries at all) in areas we have to travel a lot (i.e extra expenses). Courses are very new and unorganised, doesn't make you employable. Facilities are out of date ( the uni is trying to be sexy with the new townhouse using their international students' money when they should really spend that money to get there timetable correct, or get someone to answer their students' quires instead of directing you all around without answering a single question).

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 11th January 20

harsh truth!!! A place where Indian students with fake work experience and failed degree can get admission. As there is no much scrutiny.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th January 20

Once the new building is complete I will review

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 19

Kingston university has an excellent location, great diversity, staff are close and friendly, other than that they have good facilities, overall, the university is expanding a developing. If I went back in time I will not choose any other university

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th July 19

Do not do teaching training it is a nightmare!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th March 19

A bit small, and 90% indoor however they’re almost finished with a new building which will have updated facilities.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th December 18

Excellent teaching staff, admirable curriculum and campus environment. Academic Quality is soaring up as the spirit of the university is encouraging and achieving.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 10th December 18

I would not recommend this university to my greatest enemy. As an MS sufferer, female and black individual, I truly could not have asked for a worse university. It is with my deepest regret that I selected this university. For going on two years now I have been used as a slave by over a dozen schools, doing all the marking, all the planning, friendly to everyone and every child just to be told on the very last day that I have failed, or that after teaching 3 lessons, the students have not progressed. Biggest mistake of my life.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 18

Kingston Uni is incredibly out of date in multiple ways. The facilities are poor,the lecturers/support services are poor, the accommodation is poor. Shockingly enough I left as soon as I could. Avoid.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th July 18

I was only there as a post grad for a year so had less exposure to SU and socieites, but staff were very friendly and helpful also willing to go the extra mile when a deadline is looming. Library at my campus was superb though a little remote but they had free parking for students available.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th July 18

Met some amazing people and loved Kingston

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 18

It's really great and the staff members are helpful.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th March 18

Kingston Uni is ok. There doesn't seem to be many societies compared to other unis though

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th January 18

I did a BA honours in Graphic Design and I would not recommend this university at all. The tutors obviously have favourites and unless you are one of them or unless you are caucasian you are very likely to receive a low final grade, even if your work is exceptional. How they managed to get away with this is beyond me but lucky you find work based on your portfolio and not your grade for graphic design. The building and facilities are very outdated, and there is hardly ever any space in the studio to work, even if there is it is very crammed and noisy and awkward. There are hardly any lectured for this course, you go in maybe once a week to see your tutor and all they give you is advice. They do not teach you any new skills, they expect you to already know it all. So basically you are paying 9k a year for opinion on your work.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th April 17

Good uni, very friendly students and staff.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th August 16

I would not recommend this university for engineering to anyone. The university is unorganized as the lessons keep changing (sometimes 10 mins just before we are suppose to have the lessons) The campus has very small library with approximately ~12 computer in there The tutorial can sometimes be a waste of time as the teacher sometimes does not appear and if they do, they will just give question paper and tell you do just do it as they will just show us the awnser paper at the end

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th June 16

Best location , Understanding staff. If only more funding went to research we would be top 10.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd November 15

Everything is very good, highly recommended

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st November 15

Very good uni with good people, good facilities, many job opportunities. Nice town and close to london

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st November 15

Good uni, good people, nice facilities, many job opportunities. The town is nice and very close to London!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

Pleasant university, nice diversity

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

i love my uni, i got an Opportunity to be iinvolved in sparks programme now which is great!!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th October 15

best night life, best students, best lectures best everything!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

Appalling university. Not a care in the world about supporting hard working students. The general acceptance is of students who are using degrees to laze about until they have to work. Those of us who are committed really suffer in class as a result. You complain to various sources and are simply told that they know but there's nothing they can do about it.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

The University itself is pretty poor, its teaching staff have little interest in its students and the facilities such as the computer rooms and canteens are far too small and forever crowded. The main focus of their marketing is the Penrhyn Road Campus, leaving Knights Park forgotten, which is probably why that campus is in such poor condition and forever cold in winter.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

Poor Nightlife, useless modules in courses

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th August 15

Knights Park where all the art subjects are based is fantastic. Brilliant facilities for creating work, although the canteen and bar could be bigger and cheaper. Unfortunatly the University places its focus on its main campus Penryhn Road which seems to leave Knights Park at the bottom of the pile. Some Knights Park courses have an amazing reputation but the University does not boast about this, meaning they're hidden by a fairly average University. In an idea world, Knights Park will one day become and independent Art School (which rumours suggest will happen in the next few years)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th March 15

kingston is really good for certain courses. Just a shame the actual place is boring!

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