About Us

Advance your career with London's university of business, practice and the professions

Dynamic location, global outlook, responsible future

City, University of London is the university of business, practice, and the professions. We aim to educate professionals who are ready to step into their careers and go on to become the next world leaders.

We’re based in the heart of London and proud of our deep links into the City. Indeed, some of our founders and greatest supporters are City of London companies and the Lord Mayor of London is our rector. These professional connections enhance our courses and facilities as well as create the work experience opportunities our students need to be work-ready on graduation. 

Our outlook extends globally. Half of our students come from outside of the UK and we aim to deliver research with real world impact. We have a great commitment to social responsibility, always mindful of our activities and their impact on the world around us. 

Our values

City, University of London:

  • Equips future leaders for the world of work 

    We cultivate and empower our students’ development and preparation for their careers, with rich and personalised learning experiences that provide the skills, attributes and approaches needed for success.

  • Cultivates a diverse and connected community 

    Our community extends far beyond the university, into the City of London and beyond through powerful business and industry networks.

  • Challenges practice and redefine the professions

    We are a bold, innovative, risk-taking institution that is happy to stand out from the crowd and defy convention in redefining business and the professions.

  • Is open for business…

    …and to anyone else seeking to partner up and co-create. Open and outward facing, we’re keen to pursue new connections that will enhance our teaching and research.

  • At the frontier of research

    We undertake important, impactful, and engaged research and seek to educate professionals for whom evidence-based thinking is integral.

  • Socially responsible, efficient, and responsive

    We are a flexible and high-performing organisation that operates to deliver on our strategic priorities and achieve our mission.

Why study with City?

Study with a University of London member who is:

Top 40

in the UK and top 10 in London
QS World University Rankings 2024

World Top 350

among the best universities 
QS World University Rankings 2024


most competitive university in the UK
Times Higher Education 2021


best in London and 17th in UK for 
employment outcomes
QS World University Rankings 2024

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