Why choose City?
Located in the heart of London, our approach to education draws on more than 100 years of tradition.
City University London stands out from the crowd due to its academic excellence, its graduates' exceptional employment prospects and its central London location.
We have a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to our foundation in 1894. We are ranked 4th out of London universities and 21st in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013, and are in the top 5% of global universities according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12.
City University London staff and students are actively involved in pioneering research, which takes place in 60 research centres that bring together expertise in key areas. Our academics include some of the world's leading researchers, while around one third of City students are undertaking postgraduate degrees or research programmes.
Over 80% of our submitted research is recognised internationally, and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified 15 areas of academic activity where our research was assessed as achieving world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Exceptional employment prospects
City University London has exceptionally good links with business and the professions. We are ranked 10th in the UK for graduate-level jobs and 12th for graduate starting salaries (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012).
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, which ensures that courses are relevant and up-to-date, and helps improve your employment prospects. City students also benefit from our extensive network of links with major London employers. Throughout your study, we will help you enhance your employability by organising work placements relevant to your future career and providing specialist careers advice and career workshops. Once you graduate, you will have access to our global network of alumni.
Central London location
We are located in the heart of London, close to the capital's leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions.
London has been placed second in the QS Top Universities Best Student Cities in the World 2012. London's "world-class facilities" and its position as "a nerve-centre of global academia" were commended. QS describes London as "one of the world's most important financial centres", as well as "one of the most important cities in the world in media and the arts [and] a host of other industries".
Both professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer.
Professionally, make the most of our proximity to the City of London and our close ties with major London employers such as KPMG, Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, the BBC and Sky.
Personally, take advantage of London's famous nightlife, parks and sports facilities. Nearby you will find national arts venues Sadler's Wells and the Barbican. The local area offers world class dance, music, theatre, galleries and museums, as well as a large selection of bars, shops and restaurants.