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City, University to London

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 220,000 alumni from over 170 countries. City, University of London is ranked 38th best university in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2025).

City is divided into six different academic Schools:

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, published in May 2022 found: 

  • 86% of City research rated as world leading 4* (40%) and internationally excellent 3* (46%) quality (based on City's submission to the REF).
  • City is 39th in the UK out of 129 universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings, an increase of 12 places since REF 2014.

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. 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.

Postgraduate students

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.

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We are one of the oldest and most well-established Sociology Departments in London, with a long-tradition of engagement with public policy around important social issues.

Our students receive a first-class education that is consistently informed by cutting-edge research and delivered by internationally recognised leaders in their fields.

Our range of courses teach students about the local and global forces which define our lives. They involve a mixture of hands-on and theoretical learning which help students develop the sociological imagination, knowledge and research skills to engage with the key challenges and debates that are shaping policy formation and professional practice in a rapidly changing world.

City’s location in the heart of one of the world’s great cities provides a stimulating real-world environment in which to explore issues including criminology and criminal justice, class, gender, ethnicity, migration, and the sociology of race and racism.

We have particular expertise in quantitative sociology (including survey methods and data analysis), enabling students to develop highly sought-after data literacy and quantitative skills.

At the end of their studies, our students graduate with a highly marketable degree from an institution with an outstanding track record for student employability.

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The City Law School is one of London's major law schools offering an impressive range of academic and professional courses.

Incorporating the former Inns of Court School of Law, we were the first University Law School in London to educate students and practitioners at every stage of legal education. With three levels of study - undergraduate, postgraduate and professional - we offer courses suitable for everyone interested in following a career in law no matter what stage they are or where they are from.

Our Academic Staff have a wealth of expert teaching and professional legal experience. Their student-focused approach and genuine passion for the study of law gives you one-to-one access to some of the best legal minds available today.

In addition to exceptional academics, we also have a strong team of Support Staff, there to ensure that the School runs smoothly and that you get everything you need, when you need it - they are also there to offer personal support to students as and when required.

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