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City, University of London

City, University of London Northampton Square London,
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City, University of London is a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. We have a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to our foundation in 1894. City University London is made up of five different schools:

We are proud that City has ranked second in the UK for graduate salaries six months after graduation by The Student Room (using averaged course salary data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, January 2018: The Student Room).

The University is located in London, the world’s best city for international students (QS Best Student Cities 2018). Based right in the heart of the city, our students experience the exciting buzz of living in one of Europe's most multicultural and vibrant cities.

Our commitment to academic excellence, focus on business and the professions and central London location are just some of the reasons for studying at City, University of London.

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For over 100 years, City has been the University for business and the professions. Our outstanding subject specific facilities are one result of that close relationships. They have been designed, often in collaboration with professionals working in relevant sectors, to ensure our students have opportunities to develop professional skills and prepare for their future careers. 

As part of our commitment to academic excellence, City has invested £120 million in structural developments in campus since 2012. This includes the refurbishment, extension and relocation of City’s main entrance and the creation of a new 240-seat lecture theatre.  

City’s main campus also houses our main University library, which occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. In addition, there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School.

CitySport, the 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 students.

City joined the University of London (UOL) on 1st September 2016. As a result, City students gained access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports facilities, accommodation provision and libraries

City, University of London is located at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world . The English capital is a truly global city, boasting a wealth of jobs across a range of industries and some of the world’s top cultural attractions. 

From shops, cafés and restaurants to museums, galleries and arts venues; from leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs; and from cityscapes to green spaces, London is a city for everyone. 

City’s main Northampton Square campus sits between three of London’s most popular districts. Islington offers tantalising dining and shopping options, Shoreditch buzzes with entrepreneurial creativity and lively nightlife, while Clerkenwell is a hub for trend-setting design and cosy bars.


Producing graduates who are highly employable is a central focus of City, University of London. City is in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017). 

The CareersService is there to help you evaluate your life and career goals and plan thesteps you need to take to achieve your career aims. You can discuss your plansat one-to-one career appointments and group workshops from your first term.

Major employersvisit City regularly through the year to give presentations, attend career fairsand run skills sessions. In addition, careers consultants and employersfrequently hold workshops on subjects such as successful interviews andpresentation skills.


The Careersteam regularly hosts panel events, giving students the opportunity toinvestigate the career options available to them. Each event consists of aseries of talks followed by a networking reception with employers and recentgraduates, often featuring City alumni.

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Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Department of English

Department of Journalism

Division of Optometry

The City Law School

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Library and Information Science

Department of Music

University Highlights

City, University of London is one of the top Public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=350 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 14,691


International students - 7,072


Total faculty staff - 845


Total students - 14,691


International students - 7,072


Total faculty staff - 845



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