City, University of London

Founded in 1894, as the Northampton Institute and awarded full university status in 1966, City, University of London is a leading global university, which enjoys a reputation for its unique commitment to academic excellence for business and the professions and enviable central London location. Appropriate professional bodies recognise more than two thirds of City’s courses.

The University is based close to the City of London and plays an active role in the business and professional life of the capital. City became an independent member of the University of London federation in September 2016. Its Chancellor is the Lord Mayor of London and degree ceremonies are held at Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue Barbican. Recently City invested over £120 million in its estate. The most recent projects include the refurbishment and extension of City’s main entrance, the creation of a brand new 240-seat lecture theatre, impressive sports venue, a modern bar and a public optometry clinic.

City has a global reputation with over 18,000 students (46% at postgraduate level) from more than 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries. We are among the top 4% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015) and in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017).

City has five Schools:

  • Cass Business School
  • School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • The City Law School

Degrees at City have been developed by outstanding academic staff with the input of employers and leading figures in industry. Almost all of our degrees offer the opportunity to undertake a work or clinical placement or a period studying abroad, allowing students to broaden their horizons and professional network while gaining critical skills for the future.

Student Mobility Options at CUL

Spend time at CUL on exchange
CUL has exchange agreements in place with the following WC2 member universities:
• RMIT University
• Ryerson University

Cass London Summer School
Join this intensive credit bearing study programme at Cass Business School to gain insight into key business disciplines. The programme takes place annually over three weeks in July. More details here.

Undertake a PhD at CUL
At City, there are various options for research degrees, including research masters degrees (MSc, MRes and MPhil) where the minimum period of registration is usually about 18 months but this may vary in light of formal courses taken. However the most popular is the PhD degree which typically will take of 3-4 years to complete (again depending on the formal courses required). PhDs can be full time or part time and may be undertaken in cooperation with an industry or business partner, either fully within City or externally, if appropriate. In addition, there is scope for collaborative projects with overseas international partners working across two different institutions to complete a single programme of research. Further details can be seen on our graduate school pages.

Visiting PhD students and scholars
PhD students and scholars from WC2 member universities are encouraged to visit CUL to work with researchers in related fields. For details of CUL’s research areas and groups see here. In the first instance it is advisable to identify the research team that would host your visit. Here are the Schools related to the WC2 themes which CUL is active in:

• Business – Cass Business School
• Global Health – School of Health Sciences
• The work of our Law School
cuts across the Business and Knowledge, Culture and Urban Affairs and Business themes.

For assistance with contacting research teams and identifying support please contact Laura Southerland, Global Engagement Manager, on laura.southerland@city.ac.uk.


Strategy Group Representative
Dr Sionade Robinson
Vice-President Enterprise, Engagement and Employability
Email: sionade.robinson.2@city.ac.uk

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