City University London is a public research university located in London. It was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and became a university in 1966, and then it adopted its present name. City has its main campus in the Islington area of Central London, with additional campuses in the City of London and the Holborn, Smithfield and Whitechapel areas of London. City has over 100 years of research experience and has been consistently highly ranked for its graduate employability and graduate salaries. City’s mission, as outlined in its Strategy, is to lead London in education, research and knowledge transfer for businesses and the professions.


City University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees as well as certificates and diplomas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The courses are offered in the following departments:

  • School of Arts
  • Cass Business School
  • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Informatics
  • The City Law School
  • School of Social Sciences



The Central Admissions Office acts as a central enquiry point for prospective students from the UK and around the world. It is part of Academic Services and is responsible for processing all Undergraduate applications in accordance with the UCAS guidelines, managing the receipt of Postgraduate electronic applications and advising Postgraduate departmental admissions staff on fee assessments.




Undergraduate: £ 20,000 – 30,000 (approx per year)

Graduate: £ 25,000 – 35,000 (approx per year)

Note: The course fees vary from course to course.




City University London has a range of scholarships and prizes available for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Some of these are generously funded by charitable foundations, former students, individual Schools and other bodies and can be applied for each academic year.




City has recently invested in new and refurbished halls of residence with private, modern study bedrooms and communal living spaces where students can cook, relax and feel at home. All bedrooms have internet access. Various halls of residence are available for undergraduate students and there is accommodation specifically for postgraduate students – self-catered facilities within easy travelling distance of the main University buildings. Private housing is also available for the students.



City has several library sites. Northampton Square is very broad in its range of subjects including arts, business, engineering and maths, law, computing and social sciences. Students can also use PCs and study rooms and do photocopying but students should book the study rooms well in advance. The School of Community and Health Sciences’ library is in West Smithfield and Whitechapel. If students wants to use this library they can get assistance with using all the resources and collections here and also get training in basic IT. In addition to the usual library services, there are nearly 150 computer terminals. Cass Business School makes use of The Cyril Kleinwort Learning Resource Centre – a library, study centre and collection of many electronic resources for business and business related subjects. The total library stock is more than 350,000 volumes, the majority of which are books for borrowing. 1,800 periodical titles are held, with 100,000 volumes of scholarly journals.




City University London’s official sports centre is called ‘Saddlers’ and is located both near the main campus and the student halls. It includes: A huge indoor sports hall used for football, basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton, 30 pieces of cardio equipment, 30 pieces of resistance weights, free weights up to 48kg, squash courts, comprehensive range of exercise classes, daily martial arts classes, personal training to help students to set their goals and reach them, treatment rooms offering deep tissue massage, osteopathy, sports massage and chiropractics and sauna, spa and solarium areas.



City University London offers an outstanding academic experience and also provides award-winning support services to make your time at university enjoyable and enriching.

Updated: March 21, 2016 — 5:24 pm