City, University of London

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Introduction to City, University of London

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City is ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide. It is the ideal choice for those looking for a short course in central London.

Our evening and weekend courses are taught by leading industry professionals and present excellent value for money. They range from in-depth business and computing for those looking to further their careers to creative writing and languages for those wanting to learn a new skill.

Why us?

  • Central London location close to mainline and London Underground stations
  • High quality courses in a university setting
  • Teaching by top industry practitioners

Our courses

City, University of London short courses cater to individual learners and employers seeking staff development opportunities. There are over 120 short courses available in subjects across business, marketing, law computing, creative industries, languages, translation studies and creative writing.

Some short course subjects are taught at more than one level, from introductory to advanced, allowing short courses students to progress over a period of several terms. Most short courses consist of 10 classes lasting 2 hours once a week; some short courses include weekend visits or take place entirely at weekends.


Ideally positioned between the City, Shoreditch (home to London's 'Tech City') and the West End, City, University of London is one of the most reputable providers of open-access short evening and weekend education programs in the capital. Short course classes are held at the main University campus at Northampton Square unless otherwise specified.

Student Life

London is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world and City University London is perfectly placed for enjoying all that it has to offer. The University has a lively social and cultural scene, with clubs and societies, sporting facilities and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering.

City is ranked 2nd in London for student experience according to The Times and The Sunday Times University League Table 2016.



City, University of London cannot provide student accommodation for short course students.

Students who require short term accommodation for the duration of their short course should contact City's accommodation team to arrange private housing. 


Turn a hobby into a profitable business or enhance your current career prospects. On a City short course Students can acquire the skills they need to really flourish.  

Short course students are also entitled to advice on how to further enhance their employability from City’s Careers, Student Development & Outreach centre.


How to apply?

The short course application process is simple; decided on a short course (or courses) to enroll on and click apply now on the short course page next to the course date to begin an application.

Enrolment can only take place online via estore. We accept all course bookings on a first-come, first-served basis and once a course is full, applicants are advised of the next available course.

The most popular short courses get filled quickly, so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment, and ideally no later than 10 working days before the course start date.


Where you'll learn

Addresses for City, University of London

City, University of London Northampton Square City of London EC1V 0HB Show on map
City University London City of London London EC1V 0HB Show on map
INTO City London 102 Middlesex Street London Tower Hamlets E1 7EZ Show on map


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