City University of London

City University of London or more fondly known as City University received its royal charter in 1966 when it became a university. Its roots date back to 1894 when it was Northampton Institute.

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The university has over 21,000 students dispersed amongst its campuses across the city with the majority of them (14,500) studying on undergraduate degree courses and it has nearly 8,000 postgraduates.

City University of London has campuses in the following areas of London:

  • Islington
  • Holborn
  • Smithfield
  • Whitechapel
  • City of London

City University has a strong background in technology and engineering related disciplines and has a particular interest in aeronautics and space technology so much so astronauts from the Apollo 15 mission visited the university. The university boast one of the most well equipped and up to date radiography clinical suite in the UK.

City University of London is structured into 7 different schools:

  • City Law School
  • School of Arts
  • School of Community and Health Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Social Science
  • Sir John Cass Business School

City University London Famous Past Students

Famous Past Students

Some famous people have studied at the university of note are:

  • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (business man and founder of easyGroup)
  • Michael Fish – BBC Weatherman
  • Kirsty Lang – BBC Presenter/Journalist
  • Dermot Murnaghan – Sky News Presenter
  • Sophie Raworth – BBC Presenter

City University Accommodation

Accommodation in London is generally more expensive than most other parts of the United Kingdom on average its private accommodation cost £150 per week for a room in a shared house.

City University of London has 6 halls of residences and it has prices for all budgets ranging from £130 – £270 per week:

  • Alliance House (undergraduate final year and postgraduate)
  • Derwent Point (postgraduates only)
  • East Central House (both)
  • Liberty Court (both)
  • Liberty Hall (both)
  • Willen House (postgraduates only)

Looking for private accommodation? We have the best offers on student accommodation in Central London and North London.


The see our City University of London Ranking page for the latest rankings in the UK and worldwide.

Tuition Fees

City University London charge home and EU students £9,000 pa for undergraduate courses in  2012.

Information was correct on 26/05/2012 for up to date figures on the tuition fees please see the official City University London website

If you’ve studied or are currently studying at City University of London we would love to hear your thoughts on the university how do you rate it? Where’s the best accommodation? What’s the student life like?

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