To gain entry to an accredited course at City, University of London you must meet the entry requirements for that course.
Requirements vary between programmes and full details are published on each of our course pages. However all entry requirements are based on similar principles.
To enter a degree course at City, you must satisfy City’s general minimum requirement of passes in two subjects at GCE A-level or equivalent. We accept a wide range of equivalent qualifications to A-levels.
You must also meet the specific requirements of the course you’re applying for, which may be higher than City’s minimum requirements.
Finally, you must be accepted by the course admissions tutor.
When you make your application, the actual offer you receive may differ from the requirement listed on the course page. As many of our courses are very competitive, possessing the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.
We accept a range of international qualifications for entry. The following are City’s equivalences to UK GCE A-level grades for undergraduate entry requirements.
Applicants for all postgraduate degrees should normally hold a university Honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject.
If you don’t hold an Honours degree or equivalent but you have suitable experience and/or professional qualifications, you may still be accepted for a Master’s or Postgraduate Diploma at the discretion of the relevant department.
In addition, we recognise several pre-Master’s programmes, in particular those provided by Kaplan International College London and INTO City, University of London.
Before registration, you will need to submit original certificates or certified copies of your relevant degrees and other qualifications.
The closing date for applications is determined by each department and may be as early as February for a course starting in September. Alternatively, some courses will not have a set closing date for applications. It is advisable to apply as early as possible as competition for places on many courses is extremely strong and they may be fully subscribed well before the closing date.
Before submitting a formal application to undertake a research degree at City, University of London, you are advised to explore the research interests of our academic colleagues to ensure that we can support your proposed research. This will enable you to identify potential supervisors.
You can expect to have some informal discussion about your research proposal, in particular with the member of academic staff who may be best placed to offer you supervision.
Entry requirements for research degrees are detailed on our research degree pages.
If you’re a national of a majority English-speaking country, or have previously completed a university degree (or equivalent) in one, you will not need to prove your knowledge of English to apply for a course at City. The government provides a list of recognised majority English-speaking countries.
Otherwise, City accepts the following as minimum English requirements for entry. Some courses have increased English language requirements for entry and you should check course pages to confirm.
City cannot accept any other tests or qualifications in addition to these:
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