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.