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City, University of London



City, University of London is a proud institution, known for its rich tradition and over 160 years of history. It has received a ‘Silver’ award recently in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). City is well known for its research quality, and nearly 40% of its academics are working towards research areas that are internationally recognised.

The University is proud of its student cohort, comprising over 18,000 students from over 160 countries. Students at City are highly benefited by the higher learning received from the academics. The University has been ranked in the top 15 in the United Kingdom for its graduate prospects (The Times and The Sunday Times University League Table 2017). Students can choose from a range of courses across various disciplines at City. Some of the popular courses that students can choose from are accounting and finance, communication and media studies and electrical and electronic engineering. 

Support services are aplenty at City for both students and the local community, ranging from cutting-edge sports facilities, clinics, events and legal advice. Based in the heart of London, the University offers a dynamic learning environment for students to experience. Also, the University believes in sustainable development and invests a lot of time planning sustainable strategies for the campus and the community.

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A staff member from City, University of London has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2018.

Social Media Officer, Sabrina Francis, receives the British Empire Award Medal (BEM) for services to strengthening the community at City, University of London and for her work as a local Councillor.

The Queen’s New Year Honours lists recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

The British Empire Award Medal (BEM) is intended to recognise those candidates who are actively engaging in work to build a bigger, stronger society. It is awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community that has made a significant difference in a relatively short duration.

Sabrina joined City, University of London as Social Media Officer in 2011, the first person to be appointed to the newly established role. While at City, she has successfully built strong online communities for students, staff and alumni.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

High-quality teaching doesn’t stop at school. It is an integral part of what City, University of London does.

The University takes the responsibility of delivering high-quality teaching seriously and recognises that it is important to its students. This has become even more important to the sector with the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for which City has received a Silver award.

City aims to highlight teaching through five of its academic stars.

Here’s what teachers at the University feel about teaching their students…

Professor Chris Greer

"Teaching, if done well, can transform the way you think about the world around you."

Emily Allbon

"We help our students to understand complex theories and inspire them to achieve their potential."

Dr Pawel Bilinski

"Our lectures and tutorials are hands-on and interactive; they aren’t broadcasts, they are discussions."

Suzanne Lee

"I encourage students to explore their own values..."

Dr Omid Yeganeh

"When I’m teaching, I’m not just there to get the job done. I’m passionate about engineering and my research."

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Study options

Study options

Foundation courses

City has several successful partnership arrangements that offer preparatory courses for students seeking entry to undergraduate degrees. These courses offer guaranteed entry to a specific degree at City, provided that students achieve the grades required. 

Its partner colleges and centres are close to City and offer foundation and preparatory courses. While studying these courses, students will have the benefit of full membership of City, University of London and access to a range of student services.

Undergraduate courses

With over 60 undergraduate degree courses on offer across five specialist schools, City has a wide range of study options for students to choose from.

Postgraduate courses

There are over 150 taught postgraduate degree courses across five specialist Schools, as well as a range of research degree programmes for students to pick from.

Research degrees

City has been involved in pioneering research for more than 100 years and continues to develop new areas of national and international importance. In the past few years, City has grown substantially in a number of key research areas.

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Entry reqiurements

Entry reqiurements

City currently has 250 students from India studying its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.


International qualifications such as A level and IB are accepted for direct entry, and details of grade requirements for these qualifications can be found on individual course pages.


Entry requirements will vary course by course. Applicants with a good bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered for most postgraduate courses.

Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may have the option to undertake the graduate diploma programme at INTO City, which then offers the opportunity for guaranteed entry into City’s masters programmes.

English language requirements

English requirements can vary; students must check under each course page. Applicants holding offers conditional of English may be eligible for pre-sessional English prior to the start of their course.

  • Undergraduate - IELTS 6.0 is required (IELTS 6.5 for business and IELTS 7.0 for journalism and law courses)
  • Postgraduate - IELTS 6.5 is required (IELTS 7.0 for business, journalism and law courses)

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City has invested in world-class facilities across its schools that boast state of the art equipment and ensures cutting edge research is undertaken to industry standards. Some of its latest facilities include…

  • City’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics is renowned for its cutting-edge facilities, including newly upgraded wind tunnels, flight deck & motion simulators, advanced test-bed specialised in optical diagnostics for mapping internal combustion engines & high-speed turbomachinery, alternative fuels, heat exchangers and high-performance computing for numerical simulation and validation of engineering solutions.
  • Its state-of-the-art eye care for the general public and local businesses, which is situated in the heart of London.
  • City is also home to one of the UK's leading interaction labs.
  • The University offers a wide range of technical and business facilities as well.


City offers a diverse range of university accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to London. International (non EU) and first year undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation.

Student support

Student support

As well as offering an outstanding academic experience, City, University of London provides award-winning support services to make student experience at City enjoyable and enriching.

Academic learning support

The Academic Learning Support Team aims to help develop students' skills so that they can learn more effectively.

Its range of help includes:

  • Developing study skills, such as reading strategies and essay planning
  • Developing writing skills, including critical thinking
  • Meeting the assessment criteria of assignments
  • Time management
  • Revision and exam techniques and much more

The team also offers one-to-one academic skills tutorials, by appointment, to all City students. In addition, group workshops are held throughout the year on a range of study skills topics. These sessions are open to all students.

Counselling and mental health support

The Student Counselling & Mental Health Service offers students confidential psychological and practical support.

More about student support at City…

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