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Kingston University


• Kingston University is a corporate body created by statute (PDF).


• The Chancellor, Bonnie Greer OBE, is the ceremonial head of the University. This is an honorary post with no executive or strategic duties.


• The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University. It is chaired by David Edmonds.


• The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julius Weinberg is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the University. He is assisted in the discharge of his duties by the Vice-Chancellor's Team which is made up of:
   • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Mackintosh;
   • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds;
   • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Martyn Jones;
   • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University, Secretary Matthew Hilton; and
   • Director of Finance, Irene Bews.


• The Vice-Chancellor's Team plus the Deans of the faculties make up the Senior Management Team (SMT) who meet to discuss and advise on key issues.


• The Senate is the University's senior consultative committee for all academic matters, and has responsibility for these under the University's Articles of Government. It is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.


• The Operations Board membership consists of heads of non-academic functions across the University including faculties and Senior Management Team (SMT) members who attend on rotation. It reports into the SMT and are responsible for implementation of the strategy.
• The five faculties of academic staff are divided into schools.
• The central and support departments help staff and students.
• The academic year is divided into three terms.


Download the University's organisational chart (PDF) for more information.


The University's mission
• Our mission is to promote participation in higher education and the University's Strategic Plan assesses our progress and looks to the future.


• The campus development plan is a multi-million pound investment in our estate to benefit students, staff and the local community.


• The University policies and regulations ensure we maintain high standards.


Other bodies the University works with
Through these networks, we aim to widen access to education and collaborate with key stakeholders.
• Our partner institutions include further education colleges.
• Our business and industry links provide a bridge between education and commerce.
• Our local community involvement ranges from cultural events to sporting facilities.































Location and Facilities

Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey.


Kingston University's campuses

Each campus at Kingston University has its own character. But they all combine state-of-the-art facilities with a friendly study environment, setting modern architecture against a backdrop of natural beauty.


Penrhyn Road campus
The hub of student activity in Kingston. Students from all campuses converge on this large complex, home to the Students' Union headquarters, the gym and the health centre.


Kingston Hill campus
Kingston Hill is a modern hillside campus set in landscaped gardens three miles outside Kingston town centre. It enjoys a real community feel.


Knights Park campus
Knights Park has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The riverside setting provides an appropriately picturesque backdrop for the University's design students.


Roehampton Vale campus
Roehampton Vale is a modern building close to Richmond Park. Its top-quality facilities, designed exclusively for engineering students, provide important vocational experience.


St George's campus
Our Health and Social Care courses are run in partnership with St George's, University of London (SGUL). Some students are therefore based at SGUL's campus at St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London.









































List of Departments

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Here you will find a creative and stimulating environment, which encourages collaboration between the different disciplines.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a flexible combination of economics, humanities, performance/screen studies and social sciences.


Faculty of Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law enjoys close links with both local companies and international partners.


Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education brings together courses in education, health and social work. It enjoys a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London.


Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Courses in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing are supported by research and consultancy. The Faculty is well equipped with specialist labs and equipment.





























Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses
• Architecture and landscape
• Art and design
• Building and construction
• Business
• Chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences
• Computing
• Criminology
• Drama, dance, film, TV, media and music
• Economics
• Education
• Engineering
• Environment
• Geography
• Geology and Earth sciences
• Health and social care sciences
• History, international relations and politics
• Humanities
• Journalism, language and literature
• Law
• Life sciences
• Management
• Mathematics and statistics
• Music
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Sport sciences
• Surveying


Postgraduate Courses
• Accounting, finance and banking
• Architecture and landscape
• Art and design
• Business
• Business information technology
• Chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences
• Computing and information systems
• Creative industries and the creative economy
• Creative writing, journalism and publishing
• Criminology
• Digital media
• Economics
• Education
• Engineering
• Environment and hazards
• Geographical information systems and science
• Healthcare
• History, international relations and politics
• Human resource management
• Humanities
• Law
• Life sciences
• Management (General)
• Marketing
• Music
• Performance, film, media and cultural studies
• Psychology
• Social sciences
• Social work
• Surveying and planning


Foundation Programmes
Our foundation programmes might be suitable if you want to study at Kingston, but don't have the right qualifications.


Most are designed for people who learn best in a non-traditional way so are a good starting point for your university studies. They're all about creating a skilled workforce.
the foundation programmes at Kingston:
• Preparatory year for science, engineering or computing and mathematics
• International Foundation Year
• International Year One
• Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
• Work-based foundation degrees


Preparatory year for science, engineering or computing and mathematics
If you want to study a science, engineering or computing and mathematics subject, but don't have the right academic qualifications, you can include a preparatory year of study within your degree.


The integrated foundation year provides an alternative entry route if:
• you have studied an advanced course, such as A-levels, but not in science or computing and mathematics areas;
• you studied relevant subjects at an advanced level, but didn't get high enough grades;
• you're a mature student without the formal entry qualifications needed for university; or
• You want to refresh your knowledge and study skills before starting Year 1.
• The foundation year is taught at Kingston University for engineering degrees. It is taught at Kingston College for science, mathematics and computing degrees.
• If you haven't met your English language requirements please see the International Foundation Year.


International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year is for international students who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Kingston. It will prepare you for a wide range of courses in subject areas ranging from engineering, computing and mathematics to science. Teaching takes place at the International Study Centre.

International Year One Business and Management
The International Year One Business and Management is an intensive course designed specifically for international students (non EU/UK) who need additional English language and academic preparation for entry into Year 2 of a business-related degree programme at Kingston University.


Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
This one-year course will prepare you for entry to degree-level art and design programmes.


If you would like to progress to a BA(Hons) art and design degree at Kingston, you can have a pre-UCAS interview for a place at the University (subject to the content and standard of your work). View the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course pages for more information.


Work-based foundation degrees
Foundation degrees are a new type of qualification that let you undertake academic studies while you're employed. Foundation degrees:
• are assessed partly on work-based learning;
• have flexible entry requirements and study times; and
• run for two years full time (or at least three years part time).


Once you've completed the foundation degree, you have the option of taking your studies further to honours level.


Available foundation programmes
Our foundation programmes include:
• Aerospace Engineering (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) Foundation Certificate/Foundation Degree (FdEng)
• Aircraft Engineering Foundation Course
• Applied Architectural Stonework & Conservation FdSc
• Art and Design BTEC Foundation Diploma
• Breast Imaging FdSc (delivered with St George's, University of London)
• Child Centred Interprofessional Practice Foundation Degree FdA
• Computing and Mathematics foundation year
• Early Years Foundation Degree FdA
• Early Years: Leadership and Management Foundation Degree FdA
• Engineering Foundation with pathways in Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical Engineering
• Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
• Healthcare Practice FdSc (delivered with St George's, University of London)
• Historic Building Conservation FdSc and BSc(Hons) top-up
• International Foundation Year (delivered by Study Group)
• International Year One Business and Management (delivered by Study Group)
• Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) (delivered with St George's, University of London)
• Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences FdSc
• Science foundation year
• Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Foundation Degree FdA
















































































































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