Founded in 1894, City University London’s unique commitment to academic excellence for business and the professions and enviable central London location contribute to its status as a leading global university. City is ranked in the top 20 in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide and in the top 5% in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. City is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with students and staff from over 160 countries and offers graduates exceptional employment prospects.
City will join the University of London federation in September 2016.
Professor Sir Paul Curran has been Vice-Chancellor and President since 2010.
City’s research pedigree spans more than a century. Research is at the heart of City’s academic activities and the University enjoys a reputation for fostering interdisciplinary activity, innovation and creativity. Through research, academic staff seek to advance knowledge in their areas of specialism and to bring value to society. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 75% of City’s submission was rated world-leading 4* (23%) or internationally excellent 3* (52%). 40% of City’s total academic staff produce research of this quality.
City University London is located in the heart of London, meaning students are close to the capital’s leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. Academically, professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer. City is the highest ranked London university for student experience according to The Complete University Guide 2016. The University has a lively social and cultural scene, with over 100 societies, CitySport (the largest university sports facility in central London) and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering. The new student bar, CityBar, opened in 2014 and offers students a modern and lively social space.
City offers students comprehensive support from the first day of their courses and staff are on hand to offer help with learning, financial matters, health and wellbeing, accommodation and careers.
City offers a range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main University buildings.
All prospective full-time students can apply for a place in halls and the University guarantees a place to all first-year undergraduates who accept a City offer before the accommodation deadline.
City is ranked fourth in London for graduate employability (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2016).
City’s focus on business and the professions ensure courses are relevant to the world of work and provide students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies so they remain relevant and up-to-date and help improve students’ employment prospects.
City students also benefit from the University’s extensive network of links with major London employers. Throughout their study, City helps students enhance their employability by organising work placements relevant to their future careers and providing specialist careers advice and career workshops.
City’s campus is in the heart of London and minutes from several central Underground stations, London’s world-famous financial district and the headquarters of global corporations, law firms, major arts complexes, media centres and Tech City. The EC1 postcode is home to the greatest number of start-ups in the UK, boosted by government efforts to promote it as a centre for new technology businesses.
Top 20 in the UK (18th position) and fourth in London in Guardian Good University Guide 2017
Top 5% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
First in London for student experience (Complete University Guide 2016)
First in London for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2016)
Fourth in London for graduate employability (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2016)