City, University of London is a leading UK University, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 45% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 220,000 alumni from over 170 countries. City is the University of business, practice and the professions.
City is divided into six different academic Schools:
Founded in 1894, City is 130 years old and has been part of the University of London since 2016
City ranked 42nd best University in the UK (Complete University Guide 2024)
City was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2024 with gold for graduate prospects
86% of City’s research submissions are rated of world-leading 4* (40%) or internationally excellent 3* (46%) quality (REF 2021)
Top ten London university in the People & Planet league, for its environmental and ethical performance
City attracts close to 20,000 students from over 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.
With skill and dedication, City has been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of students, community and the world for 130 years.
Postgraduate events at City
City regularly holds 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.
City’s on-campus Postgraduate Open Evenings provide 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 during the event to advise on the support available. Register for a Postgraduate Open Evening now.
For those who are unable to visit in person, City also offers prospective students access to a series of subject specific and general online information sessions. The sessions are delivered by academics, current students and student services, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about City. New dates are continuously added so check City’s website regularly for updates. Register for a session now.
Chat to a City student today
For prospective students hoping to get a closer look at what it’s like to be a student at City, there is a team of student ambassadors who are available to answer questions. The chat feature allows students to select a preferred course of interest, as well as a country of origin. This provides a unique and personalised insight into studying at City. Chat to a student now.
There are over 150 taught postgraduate degrees and a range of research degree programmes offered through the 70 specialist research centres and four interdisciplinary centres.
Courses cover the following academic areas: Business, Arts, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences and Law. Each of City’s academic Schools has a particular strength, for example the School of Health & Psychological Sciences is leading research in ophthalmology.
Based in the heart of the UK capital, City students have a wealth of academic and career opportunities on their doorstep. London has been named the best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2024) and is a melting pot of people, culture and history, providing a stimulating environment in which to work, study and play.
City’s main buildings are within easy reach of several central underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. City’s students are minutes away from the Square Mile, London's world-famous financial district and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, Tech City, 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 its foundation over a century ago, City has 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, the halls have private, modern study bedrooms and communal living spaces where students can cook, relax and feel at home. Whether students want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre's Accommodation team can help.
The resources and facilities provided by Library Services are integral to the student experience and academic journey at City. The main Northampton Square Library occupies five floors in the University Building and there are specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School.
City’s dynamic library collections are shaped by student demand. Subject librarians are 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 enquiry points, online chat service, one-to-one tutorials and workshops to help students locate, access and use the resources they need.
City’s innovative learning spaces offer a mix of individual and group study areas to suit everybody’s learning needs. There are 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.
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 the Northampton Square Library.
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 Microsoft Teams, LinkedIn Learning, online storage and the full Microsoft Office suite for the duration of their studies.
Campus-wide wireless network provision enables students to connect to services from their own devices and City’s computer laboratories. With more than 140 different desktop applications, students have wide access to the software required 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.