Year of foundation: 1899
Approx. number of students: 23,100
Period of study: End September-Mid December; Early January-Early April
MCI partner since: 2009
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest financial centers and a major tourist destination. London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2007 it had an official population of 7,556,900 within the boundaries of Greater London, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.
Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned and is now a suburb situated 16.1 km south west of Charing Cross. It is one of the major metropolitan centers identified in the London Plan. Central Kingston is a busy predominantly retail center, with a small number of commercial offices and civic buildings. It has a great many car parks, connected by a notoriously difficult one-way system. It is one of the main centers of the south west London bus network.
Kingston University was formerly a polytechnic; it was granted university status in 1992. The University has 6 halls of residence. There is also a contracted out halls of residence which is not owned by the university but licensed by them.
Business & Law faculty: Based at the Kingston Hill campus and incorporating the Kingston University Business School and Kingston Law School. The Faculty is home to almost 5,000 students. The Faculty of Business and Law built a strong reputation offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as executive education.