City has been developing pioneering research for over a century and we continue to make major new breakthroughs with the widest possible impact.
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.
Learn more about our research
Research impact case studies
Discover the impact of our research case studies and how we help solve real-world problems, inspire change and reduce or prevent harm and other negative effects to society.
City Doctoral College
At the Doctoral College, our specialist team aims for a high-quality postgraduate study experience. We support students throughout their research and help them develop their careers.
Research centres and groups
City research centres influence, inspire and produce world-leading research in a wide range of subject areas and disciplines, such as data science, food policy and cybersecurity.