IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with City, University of London.
City, University of London
As a large, urban university with a strong international community, City, University of London gained its charter in 1966 (formerly Northampton Polytechnic, established in 1894). City’s academic roots in industry and technology reflect its contemporary commitment to such disciplines as Business and Engineering. City enrolls approximately 24,000 students, and its large international student body (more than 50 percent) makes it reflective of London’s incredibly multicultural population.
You are encouraged to enroll in one 300-level course, two 200-level courses and may only enroll in one 100-level course. Typically, you will need 2-3 classes in a specific subject area in order to enroll in a 200-level class, and 4-5 in order to enroll in a 300-level class.
For full course listings, visit the University's Academic Programme page, which lists all classes available to study abroad students.
City, University of London offers IES Abroad students particularly exciting opportunities in:
- Actuarial Science
- Finance & Management
- Computer Science*
- Cultural Studies
- Engineering (majors and academic year only)
- Journalism (majors only)**
*Available only to Spring semester and Academic Year students. Students enrolled in these courses must stay to take finals in May/June, if applicable.
**Students who wish to take Journalism courses must have already taken a least 1-2 Journalism courses. Please also note that course selections in the Fall semester are more limited than those in the Spring.
City, University of London derives its name from its location. The area of London known as “the City” was, in the Medieval Age, the extent of London. Today, the City geographically represents only a small portion of greater London, yet its name is synonymous with the financial heart of Britain. With a resident population of about 10,000 but a daily working population of about 350,000, the economic significance of the City cannot be underestimated.