City, University of London

City, University of London

City, University of London

The institution

City University London is a leading global university with over 100 years' experience of education and research.The University is in an enviable central London location and is the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. 

We are proud of the quality of our education, research and enterprise and our position among the top five per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16). City University London is ranked in the top 20 UK universities (18th) in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

City University London is located in Islington, in central London. Both professionally and personally, our students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer. City University London offers a wide range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main University buildings.

City University London is also ranked fourth in London according to Guardian University Guide 2017.

City University London has exceptionally good links with business and the professions. We are ranked 2nd in London for student experience and 1st in London for teaching quality according to The Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

City University London offers a wide range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main University buildings.

Postgraduate study

City University London offers over 150 postgraduate degree courses that will help you develop your career.

The University leads London in education, research and enterprise for business and the professions and is ranked 4th in London for graduate career prospects (The Times and The Sunday Times University League Table 2016). For many years we have provided employment opportunities for graduating students through our strong links with leading companies in sectors from finance to civil engineering to the media. Through a series of awards, placements and networking events, we ensure that our graduates enter the workplace ahead of their peers.

We believe it is important for our graduates to develop the intellectual capacity, skills and personal attributes required to move into the graduate position they desire, while also fostering the mindset and attitude necessary to embark on a rewarding lifelong journey in their chosen industry.


We are proud of our research pedigree that spans more than a century. During that time, we have made notable contributions through basic and applied research to a wide range of social, economic, cultural and professional fields.

Today, our research and enterprise activities are more exciting and diverse than ever; we are passionate about the vital role that research has to play in exploring and disseminating new ideas.

City's research focuses on excellence, creativity, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our outlook is truly global: we work to international levels of research excellence and cultivate a network of international research partnerships.

Our academic staff engage with their subjects through high quality research and enterprise and use the up-to-date knowledge and enthusiasm generated by their research to enrich their students' learning experience.


The recently refurbished main University library occupies five floors of the main university building and provides a modern and well-equipped study environment. The University offers cutting edge technologies; 24-hour IT support and wireless access ensure students enjoy excellent connectivity.

There is a high-tech sports centre and a sports hall, with sport highly encouraged by the university. CitySport, our brand new sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. Fitted with the latest and most sophisticated fitness equipment across 3,000m2 of floor space, CitySport provides leading-edge sport and well-being facilities for our students at great value rates. 

There are also a number of cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants on campus. Each school has subject specific facilities too, such as laboratories, broadcast studios and a law library

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Key information

Northampton Square
City of London
Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060