City, University of London

City, University of London, London

Download
  • #=328 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 16,308Total Students
  • 831Faculty
  • 7,252Int'l Students

About

Read more
Read less

Founded nearly 130 years ago, City, University of London has all the benefits students expect of a London university – strong links with business and industry for career development, an inclusive and diverse community from across the world, and unbeatable opportunities for sport, culture and entertainment.

City is within top 400 in the world for commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Global Goals, and within top 200 for reduced inequalities, climate action and responsible consumption and production goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).

City is divided into six different academic Schools:

City’s undergraduate degrees and facilities have been developed with employers and leading figures in industry and embed employability within the curriculum. City was recently ranked 6th  in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). Most degrees at City are accredited by professional bodies and nearly all courses offer placements.

City’s academic staff are engaged in world-transforming research. Whether developing biomedical sensors to improve survival rates of patients in intensive care or leading unique research into social attitudes across Europe, students at City are educated by academic staff who are at the forefront of their fields.

It’s not just students’ academic development that’s important to City. City offers a wide range of services to support students from day one, to help them settle in and cope with the pressures that come with student life. Students at City are part of a welcoming and diverse community, with student counselling, buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union and an award-winning student centre.

More information and details of City’s upcoming Undergraduate and Postgraduate events can be found on the website

•    Northampton Square library occupies five floors in the University Building. There are specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School
•    Libraries have over 1,500 individual study spaces, many equipped with PC workstations, and around 200 spaces for group study
•    Libraries offer extensive opening hours with a range of e-books, online journals and databases available online
•    Specialist library support is available through enquiry points, online chat service, one-to-one tutorials and workshops
•    City’s academic Schools boast state-of-the-art equipment where cutting-edge research is undertaken to industry standards and where students can gain knowledge and develop their skills
•    Computing laboratories are open 24 hours a day. Students can use City’s website to find available machines at any time
•    Students receive a Microsoft Office 365 account, an email account for life, alongside access to facilities such as Microsoft Teams, LinkedIn Learning, online storage and the full Microsoft Office suite for the duration of their studies. 
 

From the boutiques, bars and restaurants of Islington to the dynamic cultural scene of Shoreditch, City is in an ideal location for students. It is minutes from Tech City, the Square Mile and the UK's major teaching hospitals, law courts and media offices. It is also a short bus ride from central London and Oxford Street.

Nightlife and culture

•    Angel, Islington is a lively part of town known for its restaurants, independent boutiques and theatres. There is always fun to be had any time of day or night
•    Trendy Shoreditch is full of creative spaces and vintage shops, not to mention iconic street art and the famous Columbia Road flower market
•    The Museum of London has everything you need to know about London under one roof. It also houses the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
•    Clerkenwell is home for history museums and a hub for creative start-ups. This trendy area where Charles Dickens once lived also has some of the city’s oldest pubs
•    Football fans will appreciate City's location, a stone's throw from both the Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal stadiums.
 

 

Applications for undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS): www.ucas.com.
Applications are open between early September and 26th January to start studying the following September. Late applications (after 26th January) will be considered until 30th June, subject to availability of places on City courses. After this deadline, applications will be automatically entered into Clearing – the process that allows students to apply for any remaining places at City for their September intake – which will open in early July.
Entry requirements
Qualifications from China's high school system are not accepted for direct entry and students are required to undertake a foundation programme first, either through City’s own foundation programmes or through international preparatory programmes with City’s partners. Upon successful completion, at the required level, you will have guaranteed entry into City’s bachelor’s degrees.

Students studying A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) will qualify for direct entry and can find grades requirements on City’s course webpages.
 

City is committed to the career prospects of its students. Degrees and facilities have been developed with employers and leading figures in industry and embed employability within the curriculum. City was recently ranked 6th in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). Most degrees at City are accredited by professional bodies and nearly all courses offer placements.

Specialist careers service
Students can discuss plans at personal career appointments and group workshops, get advice on preparing a CV, job application form or LinkedIn profile, or attend a mock interview.
 
Regular careers events
Strong links with major employers, who give regular presentations, attend career fairs and run student skills sessions. The Careers Service hosts panel events for students to explore industries and network.
 
Help finding opportunities
With City CareersHub, a specialist online service, students can discover internship opportunities available during their time at City and get support with identifying graduate opportunities that are right for them. All City students and graduates are registered on CareersHub, along with more than 5,000 employers including the BBC, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Macfarlanes LLP, PwC, Santander and The Times.
 
Mentoring from a professional
City's award-winning professional mentoring scheme matches students with experienced professionals with a view to developing their skills, confidence and future employability.
 
Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
•    CityVentures organises extracurricular events, cash prize competitions and business support for student entrepreneurs
•    The City Launch Lab provides an incubation space for student startups.

About

Founded nearly 130 years ago, City, University of London has all the benefits students expect of a London university – strong links with business and industry for career development, an inclusive and diverse community from across the world, and unbeatable opportunities for sport, culture and entertainment.

City is within top 400 in the world for commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Global Goals, and within top 200 for reduced inequalities, climate action and responsible consumption and production goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).

City is divided into six different academic Schools:

City’s undergraduate degrees and facilities have been developed with employers and leading figures in industry and embed employability within the curriculum. City was recently ranked 6th  in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). Most degrees at City are accredited by professional bodies and nearly all courses offer placements.

City’s academic staff are engaged in world-transforming research. Whether developing biomedical sensors to improve survival rates of patients in intensive care or leading unique research into social attitudes across Europe, students at City are educated by academic staff who are at the forefront of their fields.

It’s not just students’ academic development that’s important to City. City offers a wide range of services to support students from day one, to help them settle in and cope with the pressures that come with student life. Students at City are part of a welcoming and diverse community, with student counselling, buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union and an award-winning student centre.

More information and details of City’s upcoming Undergraduate and Postgraduate events can be found on the website

•    Northampton Square library occupies five floors in the University Building. There are specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School
•    Libraries have over 1,500 individual study spaces, many equipped with PC workstations, and around 200 spaces for group study
•    Libraries offer extensive opening hours with a range of e-books, online journals and databases available online
•    Specialist library support is available through enquiry points, online chat service, one-to-one tutorials and workshops
•    City’s academic Schools boast state-of-the-art equipment where cutting-edge research is undertaken to industry standards and where students can gain knowledge and develop their skills
•    Computing laboratories are open 24 hours a day. Students can use City’s website to find available machines at any time
•    Students receive a Microsoft Office 365 account, an email account for life, alongside access to facilities such as Microsoft Teams, LinkedIn Learning, online storage and the full Microsoft Office suite for the duration of their studies. 
 

From the boutiques, bars and restaurants of Islington to the dynamic cultural scene of Shoreditch, City is in an ideal location for students. It is minutes from Tech City, the Square Mile and the UK's major teaching hospitals, law courts and media offices. It is also a short bus ride from central London and Oxford Street.

Nightlife and culture

•    Angel, Islington is a lively part of town known for its restaurants, independent boutiques and theatres. There is always fun to be had any time of day or night
•    Trendy Shoreditch is full of creative spaces and vintage shops, not to mention iconic street art and the famous Columbia Road flower market
•    The Museum of London has everything you need to know about London under one roof. It also houses the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
•    Clerkenwell is home for history museums and a hub for creative start-ups. This trendy area where Charles Dickens once lived also has some of the city’s oldest pubs
•    Football fans will appreciate City's location, a stone's throw from both the Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal stadiums.
 

 

Applications for undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS): www.ucas.com.
Applications are open between early September and 26th January to start studying the following September. Late applications (after 26th January) will be considered until 30th June, subject to availability of places on City courses. After this deadline, applications will be automatically entered into Clearing – the process that allows students to apply for any remaining places at City for their September intake – which will open in early July.
Entry requirements
Qualifications from China's high school system are not accepted for direct entry and students are required to undertake a foundation programme first, either through City’s own foundation programmes or through international preparatory programmes with City’s partners. Upon successful completion, at the required level, you will have guaranteed entry into City’s bachelor’s degrees.

Students studying A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) will qualify for direct entry and can find grades requirements on City’s course webpages.
 

City is committed to the career prospects of its students. Degrees and facilities have been developed with employers and leading figures in industry and embed employability within the curriculum. City was recently ranked 6th in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022). Most degrees at City are accredited by professional bodies and nearly all courses offer placements.

Specialist careers service
Students can discuss plans at personal career appointments and group workshops, get advice on preparing a CV, job application form or LinkedIn profile, or attend a mock interview.
 
Regular careers events
Strong links with major employers, who give regular presentations, attend career fairs and run student skills sessions. The Careers Service hosts panel events for students to explore industries and network.
 
Help finding opportunities
With City CareersHub, a specialist online service, students can discover internship opportunities available during their time at City and get support with identifying graduate opportunities that are right for them. All City students and graduates are registered on CareersHub, along with more than 5,000 employers including the BBC, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Macfarlanes LLP, PwC, Santander and The Times.
 
Mentoring from a professional
City's award-winning professional mentoring scheme matches students with experienced professionals with a view to developing their skills, confidence and future employability.
 
Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
•    CityVentures organises extracurricular events, cash prize competitions and business support for student entrepreneurs
•    The City Launch Lab provides an incubation space for student startups.

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #=327
  • 2014
    #347
  • 2015
    #=341
  • 2016
    #301
  • 2017
    #314
  • 2018
    #343
  • 2019
    #351
  • 2020
    #=349
  • 2021
    #=350
  • 2022
    #=330
  • 2023
    #=355
  • 2024
    #=328

Student & Staff

Total students
16,308

29%
71%

International students
7,252

37%
63%

Total faculty staff
831

325
506

Total students
16,308

29%
71%

International students
7,252

37%
63%

Total faculty staff
831

506
325
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Northampton Square,

City, University of London , London , United Kingdom , EC1V 0HB

Gray's Inn,

4 Gray's Inn Place , London , United Kingdom , WC1R 5DX

+ 1 More Locations

English language requirements

City, University of London EN