City has been developing pioneering research for over a century and we continue to make major new breakthroughs with the widest possible impact.

Advancing research

City’s global standing as a leading research institution is on the rise.

We have a vibrant community of more than 500 doctoral researchers working across the research spectrum.

The Doctoral College supports the Schools in the delivery of research programmes, organising training and social events as well as interdisciplinary research symposia. When applying to a research programme with us you commit to an ethos focusing on collaboration, innovation and quality.

We are members of various Research Council doctoral training partnerships and centres which offer full funding and training programmes and we also provide a range of funded studentships to which you can apply.

Postgraduate research application

We believe research creates powerful new knowledge that can make a positive difference to the world. Applying to a postgraduate research programme at City, University of London is your first step to making that difference.

Before applying for a postgraduate research programme at City, visit the relevant programme and department pages to see if the fields we support match your interests. Each programme has a page with an application deadline.

You should approach a supervisor in your area of interest and develop a proposal for your thesis. This will be assessed by academics with expertise in your area, who will engage with you about your ideas and how they might be supported at City.