City University London


City, University of London is a public research university in London in the United Kingdom. Until 2016 it was the City University, London, or colloquially, just: City.

It was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and became a university when The City University, London, was created by royal charter in 1966. The Inns of Court School of Law, which merged with City in 2001, was established in 1852, making it the former City University’s oldest constituent part. On 1 September 2016, City joined the federal University of London, becoming part of the 18 Colleges and ten research institutes that make up the University.

City, University of London, has its main campus in the Islington area of central London, with additional campuses in the City of London and the Holborn, Smithfield and Whitechapel areas of London. It is organised into seven schools, within which there are around 40 academic departments and centres, including: the Department of Journalism, the Cass Business School and the Inns of Court School of Law (part of the City Law School).


City, University of London is organised into five schools:

  • City Law School, incorporatingInns of Court School of Law
  • School of Health Sciences, incorporatingSt Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • School of Arts and Social Science, including theDepartment of Journalism
  • School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Sir John Cass Business School


Entry requirements vary from course to course.

Further information is available on the City, University of London website or from admissions staff in each School.


City, University of London has a strong focus on postgraduate education with over a third of its students undertaking postgraduate taught or research degrees.

Cass Business School is the business school for the City of London and attracts students from all over the world. It is among the global elite of business schools with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The City Law School is one of London’s major law schools and offers a range of academic and professional courses. Located in the heart of ‘legal London’, it was the first law school in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education.

The School of Health Sciences is dedicated to education and research in the health professions. Educating future leaders and lifelong learning are fundamental to its ethos.

The School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences offers a comprehensive range of courses informed by research and reflecting the changing needs of industry, with which it maintains strong links.

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers an academically challenging environment with extensive links with those working in the arts, media and cultural sectors in the UK and overseas. Courses include economics, international politics, psychology and sociology, journalism, music, media, creative writing, languages and cultural enterprise.


The university’s courses are designed to ensure that students achieve high academic standards while developing an understanding of the business and professional world. Students learn how they can apply their knowledge, entrepreneurial ideas and talents in their future careers.

Many of City’s courses are accredited by professional bodies and students benefit from City’s central London location and the university’s extensive network of links with major London employers.

The university has received six awards under the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme in recognition of its excellent work in technology-enhanced learning and educational development.

The 2012 Institutional Review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education found that the university has clear strategies in place to ensure that staff and others involved in the delivery of teaching are appropriately qualified, and for the continuous development of its staffing base.

Students indicated high levels of satisfaction with teaching and learning and acknowledged ongoing improvements.


City organises a variety of career and work experience advice and opportunities for students and alumni throughout the year:

On the Careers, Student Development & Outreach team webpages the students can view vacancies, book appointments with advisors and participate in the Professional Mentoring Scheme.

CityStarters organise extra-curricular events, competitions and business support for student entrepreneurs.

City Volunteering supports organisations in the local community and is open to all students.

Unitemps is a university recruitment agency for students and graduates looking for temporary jobs.

The Student Ambassador Scheme and the Widening Participation Ambassador Scheme are two opportunities for students to share their experiences of what it’s like to study at university with prospective students and those in the local community.

The university also have a Sustainability Leaders Programme that offers students a chance to make a positive impact on City and the local community.

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