City, University of London

City, University of London


Institution summary

City, University of London is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. 

The University is divided into five Schools:

Why choose City, University of London?

  • Founded in 1894, City is over 125 years old and has been part of the University of London since 2016
  • Ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 76% of City’s research submissions are rated of world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) quality (REF 2014)
  • The Greenest University in London (People and Planet University League 2019)
  • Awarded Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
  • City attracts close to 20,000 students from over 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.

With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for over 125 years.

Postgraduate events at City
We regularly hold on-campus Postgraduate Open Evening events and online information sessions throughout the year which are designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore a global university with unrivalled industry links and a long-standing tradition in postgraduate education.

Our on-campus Postgraduate Open Evenings will give you the opportunity to meet academics and receive an insight into the courses they teach, receive guidance on the application process, and chat with current students about their experience at City. Student services such as Careers, Funding, Library and Accommodation will be also on hand to advise on the support available to you during the event. Register now.

We also host a series of subject specific and general online information sessions online throughout the year for those who cannot visit us in person. New dates are continuously added so please check our website regularly for updates. The sessions are delivered by our academics, current students and student services, and enable you to ask questions and learn more about City from the comfort of your own home. Register now.

Chat to a City student today
Do you want to know what it’s like to be a student at City? We have a team of current student ambassadors who are available to answer your questions today. The chat feature allows you to filter by your preferred course of interest and country of origin, so you will be able to make contact with the students who can give you the best insight into studying at City. Chat to a student now.

Postgraduate courses
Whether you are interested in radiography or criminology, engineering or an MBA, City, University of London offers over 150 taught postgraduate degree courses that will help you develop your career. These courses are offered via City’s Schools and interdisciplinary centres.

City is located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. Our premises are minutes away from the Square Mile, London's world-famous financial district, and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.

By bus or the underground, students are only 20 minutes from a variety of entertainment in the West End, Covent Garden and the South Bank.

Since our foundation over a century ago, we have always enjoyed deep-rooted links with the City of London. The Lord Mayor of London is the Rector of City and many City of London livery companies are long-standing supporters of City.

City offers a range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main City buildings, as well as private accommodation. Each with a team of management staff, our halls have private, modern study bedrooms and communal living spaces where you can cook, relax and feel at home.

Library facilities
The resources and facilities provided by Library Services are integral to the student experience and academic journey at City, University of London. The main Northampton Square Library occupies five floors in the University Building and there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School. 

Our innovative learning spaces offer a mix of individual and group study areas to suit everybody’s learning needs. We have over 1,500 individual study spaces, many equipped with PC workstations, with approximately 200 spaces for group study. Group study rooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment to help students prepare presentations and share and discuss their ideas with colleagues. 

Our dynamic library collections are shaped by student demand. Our subject librarian is dedicated to supporting students throughout their course by directing them towards the resources to complete their assignments and prepare for examinations. Specialist support is available through our enquiry points, online chat service, one-to-one tutorials and workshops to help students locate, access and use the resources they need. 

Assistive technology
Library Services provide a range of support for students with additional needs. Facilities include software for students with visual impairments, inspiration mind-mapping and voice recognition software. This provision is available in specialist rooms at our Northampton Square Library.

IT services
Leading-edge technologies and 24-hour IT support ensure every student benefits from excellent IT facilities. Students receive a Microsoft Office 365 account, an email account for life, alongside access to a range of facilities such as video calls, online storage and the full Microsoft Office suite for the duration of their studies. 

Computing labs
Our campus-wide wireless network provision enables students to connect to our services from their own devices and our computer laboratories. With more than 140 different desktop applications, students have wide access to the software that students require for their studies. Some laboratories are open 24 hours a day and students can use City’s website to find available machines at any time of day. 

University of London facilities
City’s membership of the University of London gives students access to a range of other libraries, including Senate House Library which offers additional online resources.

Fees and funding
Student fees may vary depending upon the subject and qualification. Please consult our website for up to date fee information as well as details on available scholarships and bursaries.


Contact us
If you would like to find out more about studying at City, University of London, you can contact us at:
City, University of London
Northampton Square

T: +44(0)20 7040 5060


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