City University London
Welcome to City University London
City University London is based in central London across several different sites, but with the main campus in Islington. It was founded in 1894 and currently has a student body of more than 17,000.
The university has several renowned departments including the Cass Business School, the Inns of Court School of Law and Bartholomew’s College of Nursing.
Highly esteemed, and highly sought after, City University London offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as research degrees.
Courses and fees
City University London has more than 80 undergraduate degrees on offer, across five specialist schools, as well as 150 postgraduate courses to choose from. To gain entry to the courses, the university will generally look at the results of your A-Level grades rather than use the UCAS points system, though each individual application is assessed on its own merit.
There are five schools of study at City University London. The School of Arts and Social Sciences offers courses in subjects like criminology, economics, music, journalism, and sociology.
The Cass Business School is located in the heart of London’s financial district, and has courses in business and management education.
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has been a part of the university for more than 100 years and offers courses in subjects like civil engineering, mathematical sciences and computing.
The School of Health Sciences at City University London is a leader in the field of healthcare education and health policy with qualifications in nursing, midwifery, radiography, speech therapy and optometry.
Finally, the City Law School is one of London's major law schools and offers a range of academic and professional courses. One of the oldest law schools in the country, undergraduates can gain LLB qualifications here.
Students from more than 160 countries come to study at City University London, while there are ample opportunities to study abroad as part of your course on an exchange or as part of the Erasmus Scheme. The university also partners with INTO, which offers pre-sessional and English language courses to those coming from abroad.
For undergraduate students studying at the university in 2014/15 the tuition fees are £9,000 per year. Postgraduate fees vary from course to course, so check out the individual course page for full details of the fees.
With almost a 150 year history, City University London has an abundance of facilities within its specialist departments which are spread across the capital. From mock courtrooms to extensive lecture theatres, journalism newsrooms and state of the art health facilities, the university is certainly well-equipped.
Right in the heart of London, the trendy bars of Angel are just round the corner from the main campus, while all the other sights and sounds of the capital are a mere tube journey away. While you won't get the ambience of a campus university, City is very much a student hub, with a hum of activity happening at each location it dominates.
Library and study facilities
The main University library occupies five floors of the main university building and provides a modern and well-equipped study environment. The library holds more than 350,000 books, 1,800 periodicals, and 100,000 volumes of journals. There's also a range of electronic and online information, a law library and other specialist collections, plus specialist site libraries for business, arts policy and nursing and midwifery.
The University provides computing facilities and technical support for all students, including access to email and the internet. There are 600 Windows and 90 Linux workstations located around the University, which are available for general use. Most areas are open from 8.30am to 8.30pm during the week, and three rooms are available for use 24 hours a day. Network connections are also available in the halls of residence.
The university provides students with careers guidance from the very start of their time at City, with specialised staff on hand to help you choose what you want to do after you graduate.
There's a choice of eating facilities on site, from coffee and sandwich shops, deli and baguette bars as well as a food court, which provides a selection of hot and cold meals. The Students' Union also has a bar and café which are open to all students. Off campus, Islington and Clerkenwell have plenty of bars, restaurants and gastropubs to cater for all tastes.
The Students' Union boasts a newly refurbished bar, which offers food and provides a fantastic venue. The Students' Union also runs a programme of competitive sport throughout the year- football, rugby, basketball and many of the other teams travel around the country to compete against the other universities.
The University Sports Centre, Saddlers, has a range of cardiovascular and weights equipment and offers step, aerobics, pilates, and yoga classes as well as an extensive martial arts programme. A large indoor sports hall is available for football, basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton and there are squash courts as well. The University uses specialist facilities elsewhere in London for sailing, rugby, hockey, tennis and cricket.
Medical and welfare services
The University Health Centre gives advice on general health issues and can direct students to their nearest doctor's surgery. Additionally, the renowned Optometry department offers students a comprehensive eye-care service, including eye examinations and the prescription and dispensing of glasses and contact lenses.
There are ample scholarships and bursaries on offer at City University London, and should you enter financial difficulty during your time at the institution, you may be eligible for emergency funding and can also receive advice and support on budgeting and money management.
City University has recently invested in new and refurbished halls of residence with private, modern study bedrooms and communal living spaces where you 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.
At Liberty Hall, you’ll be in a building that is shared with students from other universities across London. There are 50 single en-suite rooms reserved exclusively for the use of City University London. Situated by City Road Basin in Islington it’s an ideal location if you’re studying at the main campus as it’s just a 5-minute walk away. The cost of rent to live here in 2014/15 is £225 per week.
Situated on bustling Old Street, Canto Court is a third-party run set of halls that offer self-contained studio apartments. Ideal if you prefer your own space and independence! The rent for the 2014/15 year was £306 per week.
East Central House
A mixture of self contained studio flats and cluster flats are available at East Central House. Situated in Barbican, it’s just a five-minute walk away from the main Northampton Square campus. Standard rooms cost £224 per week in 2014/15 and premium rooms cost £255 per week for a double and £240 for a single.
Visiting City University London on an open day is one of the most important parts of deciding whether it’s the right place for you. During the open day you’ll have the chance to tour the campus, see the facilities and meet with staff members to discuss your chosen course.
In addition to open days, the university runs campus tours every Tuesday and Thursday so if you can’t make it to an official open day, you can still see the university and get a feel of what it’s like.
The year is divided into three terms, with breaks in between. The 2014/15 year's term dates are as follows:
- Autumn term: 1 September 2014 - 2 January 2015
- Spring term: 5 January - 17 April 2015
- Summer term: 20 April - 28 August 2015
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