City, University OF London

City University London, located in the heart of London, is minutes away from the Square Mile – London’s world-famous financial district. City has five Schools: Cass Business School; School of Arts & Social Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and The City Law School. The University comprises of a Graduate School, interdisciplinary centres and the Department for Learning Enhancement & Development (LEaD).

  • Average Tuition GBP 9,250
  • Students 18,000
  • Total Cost GBP 23,921
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1

School Description

City University London has a rich history that dates back 160 years when the Inns of Court School of Law was established in 1852 – this would later become a part of the City Law School in 2001. St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing, founded in 1876 – would also later be incorporated into the School of Health Sciences at City, and the establishment of the Northampton Institute in 1891 would also eventually become City’s present-day campus.

The 1940s and 50s was an important period in the expansion of the University; during this time, the number of courses grew, student numbers increased and academic research was given more weightage. These efforts led to the establishment of City University London in 1966. In the 1960s, research assumed an increasingly important role, Consultant Lecturers were appointed and a growing number of Science Research Council grants and funding for Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows were awarded. The University was created by Royal Charter in 1966.

In 1967 The Development Committee of the University drafted a 10-year vision which would see City evolve into a University dedicated to engineering, science, business, management studies and computing. This transitioned into a continued expansion over the next few decades when the first degrees in music were awarded; courses in journalism introduced; a center for legal studies established; followed by a new School of Engineering and School of Infomatics; the First law degrees awarded; and the School of Arts founded among many other notable achievements.

Bachelor Programs

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Aerospace Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Architecture

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Business

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Communication

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Criminology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Cultural Studies

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Economics

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Electrical Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Engineering Management

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    English

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Health Science

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    International Economics

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study and analysis of international commercial behavior and trade policy. Includes instruction in international trade theory, tariffs and quotas, commercial policy, trade factor flows, international finance and investment, currency regulation and trade exchange rates and markets, international trade negotiation, and international payments and accounting policy.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Journalism

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Mathematical Finance

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Mathematics

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Media Studies

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Music

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Nursing

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Political Science

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Risk Management

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, including certified accountants, to perform independent internal and external appraisals to evaluate organizational financial and operational activities, ensure compliance with laws and policies, safeguard assets, and promote effective planning and resource allocation. Includes instruction in advanced accounting, audit tools and techniques, sampling, risk and control, audit planning, audit function management, law and regulations, environmental auditing, information technology applications, professional standards and ethics, and specific industry and service sector problems.

  • City, University OF London
    Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

    Sociology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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  • Times World University Rankings 358
  • QS Rankings (Global) 343
  • SchoolApply Ranking 433

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1950

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    Established in 1852

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    City University London has nurtured several notable political figures. Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movement and the pioneer of non-violent mass civil disobedience to achieve political change; Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan; Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India; Clement Attlee, Labour Prime Minister, UK; Herbert Henry Asquith; Liberal Prime Minister, UK; and Tony Blair, Labour Prime Minister, United Kingdom are a few of its notable alumni.

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          • 1980-1984, BScEng.

            The Other University in London

            I had a great time in City University London. The Engineering Department, Library, Lecture Halls were both quaint and adequate. The "little" courtyard at the main entrance was a little greenery in dull grey London. With my hostel just 10 minutes walk away my experience in City U was sweet and memorable.

          • 2004-2006, MSc in E-Business Systems

            Shaping the future

            My time at City was spent completing my masters. I can safely say that I still apply the invaluable lessons learnt from the world class HCID department led by professor Neil Maiden. The ever changing landscape of technology is well served by visionaries that turned the requirements gathering process into a science. City university was a year well spent learning, making lasting connections and enjoying one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

          • 2013-2016, Bachelor's Degree

            Great University with great opportunities

            City University London is the place where you can get your dream profession. The staff is very professional and friendly. The University has a career service department that can assist you in a job search and help to prepare for job interview. Modern facilities and amazing library for every department