City, University of London Ranking

The university is now firmly established as a top 400 global university, and seven CUL subjects have also made it into the top 200 global subject rankings, with Communications and Media performing best. CUL has a strong musical reputation due to its affiliation with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Nursing and midwifery, social work and social policy have also performed well in the subject rankings.


In the 2021 REF, the university was ranked 39th out of 129 universities in the UK which was an improvement of 12 places since REF 2014. In REF 2021, the proportion of its research rated world-leading nearly doubled to 40%. In 2018 and 2019, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) placed CUL among the top 1000 universities. Times Higher Education (THE) has raised the university’s ranking in its best university ranking from 401-500 in 2020 to 351-400 in 2021. CUL has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the United Kingdom by two well-known UK ranking agencies. Here are some City, University of London rankings in 2022 -


  • 351st - 400th in Times Higher Education University Ranking
  • 54th in The Complete University Guide Ranking (UK)
  • 104th in The Guardian University Ranking
  • 55th in The Times and Sunday Times Ranking (UK)

Course Rankings

There are five faculties of study available at CUL for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Let's look at some of the subject rankings -


Arts & Social Sciences 

QS Arts and Humanities: #366

QS Social Sciences and Management: #132


Health Sciences

QS Nursing: #101-150

QS Psychology: #151-200



QS Accounting and Finance: #65


Computer Science and Engineering

QS Computer Science and Information Systems: #401-450

QS Engineering and Technology: #451-500

QS Mechanical Engineering: #351-400



QS Law and Legal Studies: #251-300



QS Business and Management Studies: #60

QS Economics and Econometrics: #151-200

Global Rankings


QS Ranks

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City, University of London Rankings


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