City, University of London is a leading international institution and the only institution in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. We are among the top 20 UK institutions in the Guardian University Guide 2017. And we are one of the top 10 universities in the UK for starting salaries.

Top reasons to study here

  • City is located in the centre of London. Experience the buzz of living right in the heart of London.
  • City is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017).
  • City is ranked in the top 20 UK institutions in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (46)
Social Sciences (36)
Medicine & Health (25)
Law (19)
Engineering & Technology (16)
Humanities (14)
Journalism & Media (14)
Computer Science & IT (13)
Applied Sciences & Professions (11)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Education & Training (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



City's tradition of providing high quality education relevant to business and the professions dates back 160 years. For many of our graduates, time spent at City laid the groundwork for leadership, innovation and excellence that have changed the world we live in.


City prides itself on its innovative approach to education. Our commitment to, and passion for, academic excellence ranks us 6th out of London universities (The Complete University Guide 2017). Our courses are enriched by the research of our academic staff. 75.7% of City's submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) was rated as being of world leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.

Our concurrent focus on business and the professions provides our students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes our courses relevant, exciting and topical.


Characterised by excellence, creativity, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, City’s research pedigree spans more than a century.

During that time, the University has made notable contributions, through basic and applied research, to a wide range of fields.

Today, as part of the University of London federation, our research and enterprise activities are more exciting and diverse than ever and our staff are passionate about the vital role that research plays in exploring and disseminating new ideas.

Groundbreaking research takes place within City’s Schools and Departments, in specialist Research Centres, with academics often collaborating in interdisciplinary research.


When it comes to finding a job after university, students at City benefit from exceptional support and advice. From applying for jobs and attending interviews, to gaining experience in your chosen field, our CityCareers service can be of benefit from the first day of your studies.

With professionally accredited courses and close links with industry, our students enjoy excellent prospects when they leave City. Our reputation for producing highly employable graduates is well established.

Ninety-four per cent of City graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Which? University, 2016) and we are among the top 10 universities in the UK for graduate starting salaries.

University Ranking

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Student services

City, University of London boasts an award-winning Student Centre.Our Student Centre staff is dedicated to supporting your endeavors and ensuring your success at City, University of London. Our team acts as your first port of call to receive friendly, professional and efficient advice and guidance. If you have questions about life at City, University of London, the Student Centre is here to help.

Housing services

City, University of London offers a variety of accommodation options and support services for our students including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main University buildings, as well as private accommodation.

Students can apply for a place in halls of residence and we guarantee one to all first year undergraduates who accept a place at City before the accommodation deadline.

Library services

The recently refurbished main University library occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. In addition, there are specialist libraries for Cass Business School and The City Law School.

Student Life

Campus life

In the heart of one of the world's most vibrant and colourful cities, the campus of City, University of London offers you a broad student experience - far beyond your curriculum. On campus you'll find plenty of opportunities to meet other students and be an active part of campus life. With more than 50 clubs and societies, you'll always find events, activities and friends here on campus.

Sports facilities

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. With 100 stations of gym equipment spread over two floors, including the latest consoles with tablet-style screens, internet access and device connectivity are available at the touch of a finger. Both gym floors are fitted with bespoke training rigs, designed to allow an almost limitless choice of body weight exercises. Facilities are the match of any high end gym in London.

Student clubs

Join activities that support your studies (such as volunteering for the student newspaper or the advocacy project) or explore your hobbies and interests. At City you will find more than 50 clubs and societies devoted to a variety of interests, which are all part of the Students' Union.

Student Reviews

City, University of London
Midwifery at City, University of London is amazing
rated 4 out of 5 stars
The program and university staff are amazing for midwifery. The only real issues are finances, as most of our program is practice-based, we often work over 40 hours per week. While this is amazing and a critical reason for my choosing this university, it is quite difficult to support myself financially over the three years. There are little ways to receive support, especially now that Midwifery...
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City University of London
rated 3 out of 5 stars
So far, my overall study experience has been satisfying. The library resources were especially useful.Through my experience, a philosophy that rings true is when James Baldwin stated that: "The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated". I have been privileged to attain the education I have so...
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Take a year out(abroad)-explore
rated 5 out of 5 stars
I took a year abroad in Ghana at the energy commission which really broadened my authorize and made me realise which field I would prefer to work in.

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