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City, University of London is located in the heart of London, committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. City attracts around 19,000 students from more than 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries. 

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Urban
Urban

In a town

Collegiate
Collegiate

The university is composed of individual colleges

UCAS Code: C60

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    142
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.01 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.95 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.53 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    68.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    17.9
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,711
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    594
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    71.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    87.2 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 52%
  • Postgraduate 48%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Where students come from

  • UK 61%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 28%

Student gender

  • Male 42%
  • Female 58%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • The resources and facilities provided by Library Services are integral to the student experience and academic journey at City, University of London. The main Northampton Square Library occupies five floors in the University Building and there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School.

Student jobs

  • The Centre for Careers and Skills Development has an online job vacancy board for students, finalists and graduates and can advise on various employment opportunities, whether they be part-time jobs, summer internships, placements or graduate roles.
  • Unitemps offers an online recruitment service that provides temporary work, much of which is suited to students and recent graduates, with temporary and part-time vacancies at the university and various local opportunities ranging from start-ups to multinationals.

Careers advice

  • City organises a variety of career and work experience advice and opportunities for students and alumni throughout the year, allowing students to view vacancies, book appointments with advisors and participate in the Professional Mentoring Scheme via the relevant pages on the university website.
  • CityStarters organises extracurricular events, competitions and business support for student entrepreneurs.
  • City Volunteering supports organisations in the local community and is open to all students. 
  • The Student Ambassador Scheme and the Widening Participation Ambassador Scheme are two opportunities for students to share their experiences of what it's like to study at university with prospective students and those in the local community; and the university also has a Sustainability Leaders Programme offering students a chance to make a positive impact on City and the local community.

Health services

  • The Student Health Service is committed to the general well-being of students, helping them fulfil their full potential during their time at City.
  • Students can visit the Health Service for medical advice, help registering with a doctor (GP), immunisation services and support with disabilities. The Health Service is run by a Nurse Advisor, who is available for advice on minor illnesses, accidents and general advice on health matters. Immunisations are also available.

Counselling services

  • Professional and confidential counselling services are available on campus. This includes group and individual counselling sessions, cognitive behavioural therapy, workshops, mental health advice and mentoring.

Disability support

  • City employs a team of specialist staff who work with individual students, liaising with academic departments and university services to ensure the needs of disabled students are appropriately met.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details on contacting the Disability Service.

Other services and facilities

  • 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 audiovisual equipment to help students prepare presentations and share and discuss their ideas with colleagues.

Students' Union

  • Whether students are interested in sports or media, the Students' Union ensures their life at City is fun and fulfilling. All students of the university are given free membership once they register at City.
  • By attending the annual Freshers' Fair, students are given the opportunity to join more than 50 established clubs and societies, Raising And Giving (RAG) activity, student media and student-led environmental projects funded by the union. The Students' Union provides support and actively encourages new students to set up their own club or society.
  • Students can benefit from confidential advice on a number of issues including finance, housing, academic and disciplinary issues through the Union Support Service (USS). The union also educates student course representatives to ensure the students' voice is heard on key student issues and to support university academic representation.

History

  • City, University of London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded university status in 1966. In 2016 City became an independent member of the University of London.
  • City, University of London has strong links with the City of London and its Chancellor is the Lord Mayor of London.
  • The university has recently invested £200m in research-excellent academic staff, information systems infrastructure and estate.

Fascinating Fact

  • City, University of London was visited by Apollo 15 astronauts in 1971: the then Vice-Chancellor was presented with part of the command module, Endeavour.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Keith Abel – co-founder, Abel & Cole.
  • Brendan Barber – General Secretary, Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) 2003–2012.
  • Tony Blair (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – former Labour Prime Minister.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) (Inns Of Court School Of Law Graduate) – leader of Indian independence movement.
  • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou – Director, easyGroup PLC.
  • Professor Dame Wendy Hall – distinguished computer scientist and Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton.
  • Ruby Hammer – founder, Ruby and Millie cosmetics.
  • Kirsty Lang – journalist and broadcaster, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World.
  • Hanisha Patel – Barrister and Chair of Association of Asian Women Lawyers.
  • Alexis Petridis – Head rock and pop critic, the Guardian.

Address

City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB