What’s it like to study a short course at City?
Covid-19 update: The learning doesn’t have to stop, join our online community. We will be delivering courses remotely until further notice. Live tutor support and virtual lessons will take place during advertised teaching hours. The classes are taught in small groups, so you’ll get lots of support from your tutor. Book now.
Established in 1894 and part of the prestigious University of London federation, City, University of London is one of the most trusted names in adult education. We now offer quality online courses from home.
Short courses online at City, University of London
A short course at City is an excellent way to learn a new skill, advance your career or simply follow a passion. Our online courses will inspire you to reach your personal or professional goals.
Learning online with us is easy - and there's lots of support to get you started. Our courses have been especially redesigned for distant learning so you can take part in class discussions, pair work and learning exercises from the comfort of home.
Our short course tutors are leading experts in their field and will excite you with the latest trends, engage you in debate and motivate you with their passion for the subject. Live sessions are taught in small groups so there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions, share experiences and receive one-to-one support from your tutor.
You'll build confidence with the help of our inspiring and supportive online community and meet people of all ages and backgrounds who share your interests and goals.
We are located in the heart of London, with excellent links to mainline and London Underground stations and close to the capital’s leading financial, legal and media institutions. Our close ties with major London employers mean that our tutors are selected from some of the best and most well-known companies.
Links with industry
We pride ourselves on our excellent links with professional sectors. The skills you learn with us will be up-to-date, industry-focused and applicable to the real world. Our tutors are experts in their fields and bring their first-hand, specialist knowledge into the classroom environment.
Affordable, quality education
As a world leading university, our reputation for excellence transcends across all areas of learning. At City, we are able to offer first-rate education in short courses at a low cost.
As a short courses student at City, we welcome you into our community and work across our departments to ensure that you benefit from our services and facilities.
Access to our library
Our on-campus libraries have more than 250,000 books and over 1,600 seated study spaces.
Expert careers advice
City provides careers advice to students and recent graduates, which you can access during your short course and for six months after completion.
20% off designer glasses and frames
Our short courses students receive a 20% discount at CitySight, our on-site eye care clinic, on lenses and frames (including designer frames) when bought together.
Discounted CitySport membership
Access our state of the art sport, fitness and wellbeing centre at student rates. CitySport is the largest sports facility in central London, boasting the most up to date, high-tech gym equipment, virtual spin studio, Sport England standard sports hall and a wide range of fitness and wellbeing classes.