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City, University of London

United Kingdom
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City, University of London

United Kingdom


City, University of London (City) has been educating students in London since 1894 with over 18,000 students from more than 160 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

The campus is in the heart of London and close to everything students may need in the capital, such as transport links, major arts complexes and various global corporations.

Focusing on business and the professions, City has invested in world-class facilities across five academic schools with state of the art equipment and cutting-edge research.

Offering a range of foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degrees within schools ranking consistently highly in league tables, 40% of City’s academics are producing research that is considered world-leading by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Students can join Unitemps to find temporary or part-time work alongside their studies. And City's Professional Mentoring Scheme, winner of the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award 2017, offers guidance and inspiration by professionals through a 6 or 9 month one-to-one mentoring relationship.

The award-winning Student Centre offers support to make London a comfortable home from home with advice about finance and funding, accommodation, wellbeing, sport and entertainment enhanced by City’s extended and improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

Students can explore London on foot, catch buses to see the sights and maybe spot the SU Mascot King Carrot on campus. And with 5 handy international airports as well as the St Pancras Eurostar, it’s easy to plan trips all around Europe.

As alumni, graduates can continue to access the Careers Service and CareersHub for up to three years and expand their professional network by attending events, forging partnerships or becoming international ambassadors.

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City, University of London is a proud institution, known for its rich tradition and over 160 years of history. It has recently received a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The university has invested in world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for cutting-edge research. City is well known for its research quality, and is home to academics working in research areas that are internationally recognised.

The university is proud of its student cohort, comprised of almost 20,000 students. Students at City benefit from the quality education delivered by its academics.

A range of study options are offered in the fields of arts and social sciences health sciences mathematics, computer science, and engineering law and business.

Student support services are aplenty at City, ranging from cutting-edge sports facilities, clinics, events and legal advice. Based in the heart of London, the university offers a dynamic learning environment for students to experience.

The university's alumni network offers lifelong and free membership to all its graduates, and has over 140,000 members from around the world. The university was ranked 11th in the UK for its graduate starting salary, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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What’s New

What’s New

A staff member from City, University of London has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2018.

Social Media Officer, Sabrina Francis, receives the British Empire Award Medal (BEM) for services to strengthening the community at City, University of London and for her work as a local Councillor.

The Queen’s New Year Honours lists recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

The British Empire Award Medal (BEM) is intended to recognise those candidates who are actively engaging in work to build a bigger, stronger society. It is awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community that has made a significant difference in a relatively short duration.

Sabrina joined City, University of London as Social Media Officer in 2011, the first person to be appointed to the newly established role. While at City, she has successfully built strong online communities for students, staff and alumni.

Read more about this…

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What's new

What's new

City regularly hosts online information sessions throughout the year to give prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to chat to academics, admissions staff, current students and student services, from the comfort of their own home. Students can learn more about studying at the university

Students who want to know what it's like to be a student at City can also chat to one of a team of student ambassadors, who are on hand to answer any questions they may have about life at the university. The chat feature allows students to filter by their preferred course of interest and country of origin. Students are able to message City students directly and gain the best insight into the student experience.

New dates for online sessions, alongside of on-campus events, are continuously added so students are encouraged to visit the university website regularly for updates and to learn more about upcoming events at City.

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Teaching Quality

Teaching Quality

High-quality teaching doesn’t stop at school. It is an integral part of what City, University of London does.

The University takes the responsibility of delivering high-quality teaching seriously and recognises that it is important to its students. This has become even more important to the sector with the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for which City has received a Silver award.

City aims to highlight teaching through five of its academic stars.

Here’s what teachers at the University feel about teaching their students…

Professor Chris Greer

"Teaching, if done well, can transform the way you think about the world around you."

Emily Allbon

"We help our students to understand complex theories and inspire them to achieve their potential."

Dr Pawel Bilinski

"Our lectures and tutorials are hands-on and interactive they aren’t broadcasts, they are discussions."

Suzanne Lee

"I encourage students to explore their own values..."

Dr Omid Yeganeh

"When I’m teaching, I’m not just there to get the job done. I’m passionate about engineering and my research."

More about teaching at City…

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

City, University of London was awarded a prestigious silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. The award acknowledges high-quality teaching and student outcomes. In addition, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated 76 per cent of City's submissions as being of world-leading and of internationally excellent quality.

With over 60 undergraduate and 150 taught postgraduate degree courses on offer across five specialist schools, City has a wide range of study options for students to choose from. Many degrees are designed to meet sector standards, with a significant number accredited by professional bodies.

City also offers postgraduate research programmes across 70 different specialist research centres. The university has been at the forefront of pioneering research for over a century and continues to develop new areas of national and international importance.

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Study Options

Study Options

Foundation Courses

City has several successful partnership arrangements that offer preparatory courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate degrees. These courses offer guaranteed entry to a specific degree at City, provided that students achieve the grades required.

Its partner colleges and centres are close to City and offer foundation and preparatory courses. While studying these courses, students will have the benefit of full membership of City, University of London and access to a range of student services.

Undergraduate Courses

With over 60 undergraduate degree courses on offer across five specialist schools, City has a wide range of study options for students to choose from.

Postgraduate Courses

There are over 150 taught postgraduate degree courses across five specialist Schools, as well as a range of research degree programmes for students to pick from.

Research Degrees

City has been involved in pioneering research for more than 100 years and continues to develop new areas of national and international importance. In the past few years, City has grown substantially in a number of key research areas.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements


Entry requirements vary by course. International qualifications such as A-level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grade requirements for these qualifications can be found on individual course pages. Students can consult the university website for more information on undergraduate courses and entry requirements.


Entry requirements vary by course and can be found on individual course pages. Applicants with a good bachelor's degree from a recognised university will be considered for most postgraduate courses.

Pathway providers

The university accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. Students whose qualifications don't qualify for direct entry may have the option to undertake a preparatory course.

City has several successful partnership arrangements that offer preparatory courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Successful completion at the required level from one of City's partners providers will guarantee a student's entry onto City's degrees.

English language requirements

If a student's first language is not English, they will be required to demonstrate their English ability is sufficient to undertake degree-level study. English language requirements vary by degree and detailed information can be found on the university's course webpages.

If students do not meet the English language requirements of a course, they can enrol onto a pre-sessional English language course prior to the start of their intended course of study, delivered by INTO City.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

City currently has 250 students from India studying its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.


International qualifications such as A level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grade requirements for these qualifications can be found on individual course pages.


Entry requirements will vary course by course. Applicants with a good bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered for most postgraduate courses.

Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake the graduate diploma programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s masters programmes.

English Language Requirements

English requirements can vary students must check under each course page. Applicants holding offers conditional of English may be eligible for pre-sessional English prior to the start of their course.

  • Undergraduate - IELTS 6.0 is required (IELTS 6.5 for business and IELTS 7.0 for journalism and law courses)
  • Postgraduate - IELTS 6.5 is required (IELTS 7.0 for business, journalism and law courses)

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As part of the university's commitment to academic excellence, City has invested GBP 120 million in structural campus developments since 2012 to ensure students have a rich and varied learning experience. This also includes investments in world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment across its academic schools to enable students to develop their skills and be prepared for their future careers.

City's main campus also houses the main university library which contains over 1,500 individual study spaces and around 200 spaces for group study. The main library and specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School offer extensive opening hours with a range of e-books, online journals and databases available online.

CitySport, the university's sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. It offers discounted membership fees for students, the latest fitness equipment across 3,000 square metres of floor space, a wide range of fitness, dance, martial arts and wellbeing classes to suit everyone, and olympic-standard sports hall for team and solo sports.


International students coming to study at City for the full academic year are eligible to apply for accommodation in nominated halls of residence. City also works with a number of third-party housing providers who offer safe and modern accommodation options nearby to the university campus.

Whether students want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre's Accommodation team can help.

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City has invested in world-class facilities across its schools that boast state of the art equipment and ensures cutting edge research is undertaken to industry standards. Some of its latest facilities include…

  • City’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics is renowned for its cutting-edge facilities, including newly upgraded wind tunnels, flight deck & motion simulators, advanced test-bed specialised in optical diagnostics for mapping internal combustion engines & high-speed turbomachinery, alternative fuels, heat exchangers and high-performance computing for numerical simulation and validation of engineering solutions.
  • Its state-of-the-art eye care for the general public and local businesses, which is situated in the heart of London.
  • City is also home to one of the UK's leading interaction labs.
  • The University offers a wide range of technical and business facilities as well.


City offers a diverse range of university accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to London. International (non EU) and first year undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation.

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Student Support

Student Support

As well as offering an outstanding academic experience, City, University of London provides award-winning support services to make student experience at City enjoyable and enriching.

Academic Learning Support

The Academic Learning Support Team aims to help develop students' skills so that they can learn more effectively.

Its range of help includes:

  • Developing study skills, such as reading strategies and essay planning
  • Developing writing skills, including critical thinking
  • Meeting the assessment criteria of assignments
  • Time management
  • Revision and exam techniques and much more

The team also offers one-to-one academic skills tutorials, by appointment, to all City students. In addition, group workshops are held throughout the year on a range of study skills topics. These sessions are open to all students.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

The Student Counselling & Mental Health Service offers students confidential psychological and practical support.

More about student support at City…

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Student support

Student support

With comprehensive support for students from day one and a vibrant social and cultural life, City students quickly feel at home. The award-winning Student Centre can help students with practical help related to finances, accommodation, travelling around London, their course and medical support. Student services include:

  • Academic learning support
  • Accommodation
  • Chaplaincy and faith advice
  • Counselling and mental health service
  • Disability service
  • Financial support
  • International student advice
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Neurodiversity support

Students can get more information about the services on offer by visiting the university website.

Scholarships and funding

Studying at City is an affordable option for students from wide-ranging backgrounds. A variety of sources of funding and scholarships are available to help students cover the cost of university.

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