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4th October, 2022

Kingston University ranked among highest nationally in several subject areas and top 60 overall in 2023 Guardian University Guide


Kingston University has been ranked among the best in the country in several subject areas and as one of the top 60 institutions overall in the latest Guardian University Guide league tables.

The University topped the national tables for interior design and was named second in the country for fashion and textiles and mental health nursing – as well as being the top ranked London institution for both subject areas.

Kingston was also top in the capital for children’s nursing, graphic design and midwifery, which respectively came in at fifth, eighth and 11 on a national level. In architecture and forensic science, the University was positioned 11 in the UK and second in London, while it came in at 11 in the country and third in London for film production and photography.

In the national newspaper’s overall rankings, Kingston University was positioned at 55 out of 121 institutions. Other notable subject area performances saw the University ranked 13 overall and second in London for general nursing, 14 in the UK and second in London for media and film studies, and 16 nationally for both economics and education.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier welcomed confirmation Kingston had retained its position as one of the leading universities in the country in a range of subject areas. Work being undertaken through the institution’s soon to be launched Town House Strategy would provide a framework to build upon those successes, he added. “It’s particularly gratifying to see Kingston University has again achieved some very strong subject area performances in this year’s Guardian Guide,” he said. “Ensuring we provide a rich, vibrant learning environment that equips our students with the knowledge, confidence and skills required by industry, enabling them to go out and make a real difference in the workplace and society once they graduate, will continue to be at the very heart of everything we do.”

The Guardian’s annual university guide provides an overall ranking of institutions across the United Kingdom, built on 66 subject tables – 12 more than in the previous year to reflect the growing popularity of certain areas. The newspaper’s methodology covers all stages of the student life cycle, from course and teaching satisfaction to the rate of students progressing in their studies and their career prospects.

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