City, University of London
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 150,000 alumni from over 170 countries.
City is divided into five different academic Schools:
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 52.4% of City’s research was classed as ‘internationally excellent’ and 23.3% was classed as ‘world-leading’. 40% of City’s research staff were rated as ‘excellent’. This performance puts City within the top 50 UK institutions for research.
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 2022) and is a melting pot of people, culture and history, providing a stimulating environment in which to work, study and play. Read more about City’s location.
City’s research power, focus on business and the professions and central London location are just some of the reasons to study at City.
City offers a wide range of taught and research postgraduate degrees, with every member of the postgraduate community benefiting from outstanding academic staff, comprehensive student support and tailored careers guidance.
A postgraduate degree, whether taught or research provides students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of their chosen subject and explore particular areas of interest, while developing valuable transferable skills, including analytical thinking, research and presentation techniques.
In keeping with City’s close links with business and the professions, many of the postgraduate degrees are offered on a part-time and flexible basis, allowing students to manage their study around employment commitments. City offers over 150 taught postgraduate degrees, each developed by academic staff who are experts in their fields and who possess an in-depth understanding of the graduate employment marketplace.
Find out more about postgraduate study at City.
City believes that to produce world-leading research, students need world-class equipment and facilities. City has invested £150 million in responsive learning environments, new technologies, library and study spaces and its staff over the past ten years.
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 the 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 to share and discuss their ideas.