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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 over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries.

City is divided into five different academic Schools:

  • School of Arts & Social Sciences
  • The Business School (formerly Cass)
  • School of Health Sciences
  • The City Law School
  • School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering


Research forms an essential part of the pursuit of academic excellence. City is dedicated to creating research that is not only innovative, but has a lasting, real-world impact across the world. Each of the five academic Schools has their own specialist research centres – there are 70 in total across City – 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 UK institutions for research.

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

Based in the heart of the UK capital, City students have a wealth of academic and career opportunities on their doorstep. London has been named the best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2019) and is a melting pot of people, culture and history, providing a stimulating environment in which to work, study and play.

Notable alumni include Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and DJ Jo Whiley.

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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.


Cass Business School

The Business School (formerly Cass) is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. Ranked 3rd in London, 6th in the UK and...More

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


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