City Graduate School
  1. City Graduate School
  2. Research degree opportunities and how to apply
  3. Why choose City?
  1. Research degree opportunities and how to apply
  2. Why choose City?
City Graduate School

Why choose City?

As a research student at City, you will become part of an academic community that is committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions, passionate about maintaining international levels of research excellence and committed to providing extensive support for doctoral students.

A stimulating research environment

Our research programmes provide an inspiring research training environment that empowers you to develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to City's body of research. The programmes encourage creativity, critical reflection, conceptual development, professional competence, judgement and confidence.

Central London location

City's location in central London puts you at the heart of business, finance, the creative industries, law and government. The institution is minutes away from the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district - where you will find the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres. Many things are close by: from world-renowned experts to specialist libraries and institutes.

Opportunities for collaborative research

Much of our research is supported by industry and there are excellent opportunities for students to take part in collaborative research. Many students each year are supported by grants from industry or the Research Councils. Cass Business School acts as the intellectual hub of the City and much of its research is related to the needs of major banks and businesses. Our academics in Engineering also maintain links with automotive companies worldwide for research in advanced engines and compressors. Examples include Delphi and Howden Compressors, both of whom sponsor professorial posts in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Caterpillar, who also offer annual studentships.

An international outlook

City has a highly international outlook, with over 50% of students coming from outside the UK. Our research programmes are supported by European, US, Chinese and Japanese industry and City staff collaborate on research projects with academics from universities around the world. The Cass Business School operates as a Marie Curie training site for researchers across Europe, while the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences works with organisations in more than 20 countries.