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5 reasons to study science and technology at City, University of London

The demand for qualified science and technology professionals has never been greater in today’s rapidly changing world. Their contributions have become increasingly essential to our society, from conceptualising new innovations and transforming industries to tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

To become one of them, study at a globally-acclaimed institution known for its focus on scientific research and technological advancement. To find one, look no further than the School of Science and Technology at City, University of London. This dynamic division responds to the demand by equipping graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the 21st century — as seen by how well-ranked City is.

City is ranked the 40th best in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide 2023; 86% of its research has been rated as world-leading; QS Global Rankings 2023 lists it amongst the world’s top 350; it is the best university in London for civil engineering career prospects; and it has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality, achieving the Bronze Athena Swan Award, which was renewed in 2022.

Prestige aside, here are five reasons why City is the best at developing professionals who can tackle complex challenges and drive innovation in their fields:

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Top-of-the-line postgraduate degrees

The School of Science and Technology has a strong reputation for delivering pioneering academic programmes at the cutting edge of innovation. The MSc in Financial Technology and Systems guides tomorrow’s technical experts through open banking technology. The MSc in Space Mission Analysis and Design is the only programme in the UK to combine space operations and space law. The MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Data Analytics provides in-depth knowledge of topics including medical devices, biosensors, healthcare technology and bio-data analytics.

Meanwhile, City’s Aviation Management courses were all developed to equip professionals with the competencies needed to further their careers in the booming sector. Its Maritime Management courses focus more on advancement in the shipping and offshore industries.

Those more interested in taking the computer science route will be happy to know that City also offers an MSc in Computer Games Technology and an MSc in Software Engineering with Cloud Computing.

“We work with industry to develop and deliver innovative MSc education in engineering and computer science. Our world class academics share their research knowledge and innovation within the programmes,” says Professor Rajkumar Roy, Executive Dean of the School of Science and Technology.

“Students are offered industry relevant projects associated with our research laboratories. Our teaching facilities, such as the newly built UK’s largest Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Learning Centre, are designed to excite the next generation of leaders. Additionally, our City Spark initiative supports student entrepreneurs!”

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The School of Science and Technology is situated between Tech City, Clerkenwell and the City of London. Source: City, University of London

Innovation at its heart

City’s community is committed to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and developing new solutions that have a positive impact on society — facts evident through its triumphs and investments.

Recently, Dr. Iasonas Triantis from the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering,  Principal Investigator on the research project titled “SmartCare: HbA1c Self-Monitoring Technology,” received 150,000 pounds worth of funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NiHR i4i Connect). City researchers Professor Manolis Gavaises and Professor Alfredo Pinelli were also awarded a Horizon Europe grant of approximately 616,000 euros to develop simulation methods and reduced-order models using physics-informed and data-driven machine learning and optimisation methods.

Educators are making waves in the publishing world, too — in March, Dr. Alex Taylor co-authored a chapter in the new book, “Making with Data: Physical Design and Craft in a Data-driven World,” which visualises data generated within a residential community using robotic versions of familiar pie and bar charts.

City’s expansion efforts further highlight its dedication to building a better future. In collaboration with the Cyber Resilience Centre for London, it opened a Centre of Excellence focused on reducing the vulnerability of SMEs to cybercrime in London. The university has also entered into a three-year partnership with ARuVR to build the UK’s largest bespoke Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Metaverse design training centre.

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City was the first institution in the UK to introduce Aeronautical Engineering courses. Source: City, University of London

Responsible, inclusive, dynamic

The university is committed to promoting responsibility and ethics. The fourth iteration of its successful National Symposium on Developing Socially Responsible Professionals proves this. Held with the theme “Ethics and Social Responsibility,” it brought together academics, industry experts, and students to discuss the latest developments and best practices in promoting social responsibility within various fields.

City is just as inclusive as it is responsible. Faculty members are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued, regardless of their background or identity.

“What I have most enjoyed at City has been the exposure with world-renowned researchers, diverse cohort, and the beautiful infrastructure — especially the labs and the library!” enthuses Poorvika Negi, who is a recipient of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. “Everyone has been very helpful and welcoming, which has made me feel at home even when I am so far away from it.”

Fostering a sense of community

This university fosters a sense of unity by offering a range of clubs and societies for students to join. Within them, participants get to connect with like-minded individuals and explore their interests outside of the classroom. Societies abound for School of Science and Technology students, focused on robotics, cybersecurity, women in computing and many more.

The City Racing Team always generates interest, offering engineering students the chance to participate in the world’s largest student motorsport event — the Class 1 Formula Student. Students design and build a single-seat racing car, competing against 120 other teams, and put their car to the test at the world-famous Silverstone race circuit.

Outstanding outcomes guaranteed

The School of Science and Technology ensures its graduates are well-prepared for successful and rewarding careers. To do so, it continuously grows its already-expansive list of industry partnerships that result in valuable work experience and networking opportunities. Some of the ways City’s Corporate Relations and Employability Unit supports this mission is by integrating professional development planning and employability into course material, sourcing internships and placements, educating learners about the working world, and organising specialist events.

Recently, City hosted a fair that saw over 300 students dedicating an entire afternoon to networking and exploring the opportunities made possible by their university’s connections. The event was run as part of City STEM March to Success — a month of activities designed to inspire and engage today’s STEM students, who, thanks to City, will soon evolve into tomorrow’s STEM experts.

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