City University London origins date to the creation of the Northampton Institute in 1894. Gaining university status in 1966 City has long, established links with the City of London, the financial capital of the United Kingdom.
Providing academic excellence for business and the professions, the University was assessed as having fifteen areas of research as world class in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Our focus on the business and professions provides our students with the practical application of this research with the majority of our undergraduate degrees offering work placements. The success of our graduates in the workplace is seen in our top 10 ranking for graduate employability and for starting salaries (The Sunday Times/Times University Guides).
The Sir John Cass Business School offers both general and highly specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, finance and management. The undergraduate teaching in business and management is ranked second in the UK (The Guardian – 2013) providing our graduates an excellent start to their careers.
City’s engineering courses in civil, electrical and electronic and mechanical engineering have some of the longest established courses at the University, with City teaching aeronautical engineering since 1909. Our development and testing facilities contain an in-house flight simulator, wind tunnel and facilities for ground movement modelling. At postgraduate level our courses are designed to ensure that students reach senior positions in the field of engineering.
Specialising in informatics and information science our computing courses are at the forefront of research in the computing profession. Our postgraduate courses offer students the opportunity for an invaluable six-month internship giving them unrivalled job prospects on graduation.
City’s practical journalism courses are designed to ensure that our students are ready for a career in print, broadcast or online journalism. Our MA International Journalism course has produced alumni working for world news gathering organisations, broadcasters, newspapers or freelance all over the world.
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