A review of City’s performance in the Guardian University Guide 2024 and The Times Good University Guide 2024.
The Guardian University Guide 2024
Several key disciplines saw exemplar results in The Guardian University Guide 2024.
Maintaining its status as a top programme in the country, journalism was ranked 1st in London and 3rd nationally. A renowned area of study at City, many journalists at the forefront of British media are alumni, such as Pippa Crerar, political editor of the Guardian and journalist who broke the Partygate news which revealed that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson had hosted a Christmas party during lockdown.
Dr Glenda Cooper, Reader in Journalism and Programme Director for the BA in Journalism, said:
Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) also saw leading results. Programmes in Marketing and Public Relations were ranked 1st in the UK and degrees in Business and Management reached 4th place in London and 22nd nationally.
Dr Martin Rich, Dean of the Undergraduate Programmes at Bayes, said:
The School of Health & Psychological Sciences (SHPS) saw some of the biggest improvements in rankings, with degrees in the health professions moving up 23 places to reach 3rd nationally. In London, degrees in the health professions remained 1st in London. This ranking includes optometry, radiography, and speech and language therapy.
The Times Good University Guide 2024
City also ranked positively in The Times Good University Guide 2024 and moved up three places compared to last year, ranking 66th top university in the UK. The University showed a strong performance for several subject areas and was ranked in the top half of providers nationally for 11 out of 21 subject tables.
Ranking in the top quartile were subjects Business, Management & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, subjects allied to Medicine, Communication & Media Studies and English. In particular, English was a standout performer, moving up 19 places to 22nd nationally.
City is a socially engaged institution committed to enabling social mobility and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion among its community.
The University was ranked 2nd for the racial diversity of its student population, which was measured by the proportion of students from Black, Asian, mixed or other ethnic minority backgrounds.
City was also ranked 9th in the UK for its deprived areas dropout gap. This means City is one of the best universities in helping students who come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education, ensuring they are not more likely to drop out of university and can maximise their potential.
Finally, the University was ranked 17th nationally for its proportion of first generation students, which refers to students who are the first in their families to go into higher education and earn a graduate degree.