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City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries.

The University is divided into five different Schools:


Research forms an essential part of their pursuit of academic excellence at City. The university is dedicated to creating research that is not only innovative, but has a lasting, real-world impact across the world. Each of the five schools has their own specialist research centres – there are 70 in total across the university - along with four interdisciplinary research centres.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 52.4% of City’s research was classed as ‘Internationally Excellent’ and 23.3% was classed as ‘World-leading’. 40% of City’s research staff were rated as ‘Excellent’. This performance puts City within the Top 50 of UK institutions for research.

In 2016, it became part of the University of London federation and as a result of this, students at City have access to a whole network of shared facilities and services.

Based in the heart of the UK capital, City, University of London students have a wealth of academic and career opportunities on their doorstep. London is a melting pot of people, culture and history, providing a stimulating environment in which to work, study and play.

Notable Alumni of the university include Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, British PMs Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and DJ Jo Whiley.

Postgraduate on-campus and online events at City

City, University of London runs regular postgraduate open evenings and online information sessions throughout the academic year. Designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore, the events allow students to meet academic tutors and gain insight into the courses they teach.

Attendees will receive guidance on application processes, chat with current students and be able to access advice from student services including careers, funding, library and accommodation.

For those who are unable to visit in person, the university also offers prospective students access to a series of subject specific and general online information sessions. Delivered by the university’s academics, current students and student services, these sessions allow students to discover the university from the comfort of their own home. Dates of subject specific sessions can be found across the university’s website.

Chat to a City student online

For prospective students hoping to get a closer look at what it’s like to be a student at City, the university has a team of student ambassadors who are available to answer questions. The chat feature allows students to select a preferred course of interest, as well as a country of origin. This provides students with a unique and personalised insight into studying at City.


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About the City, University of London

City, University of London is a leading international university based in the heart of London, welcoming students and academics from all around the world. It has an international level of research excellence; as per REF 2014, 75.7% of City’s research was found to be world-leading and internationally excellent.


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Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

26% Part Time
74% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

10,440 Undergraduate
9,115 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


School leavers


Mature students

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Postgraduate open day

During Postgraduate Open Evenings you will learn more about our postgraduate courses and discover all the benefits of studying at City, University of London.

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