University profile

London Metropolitan University

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2016/17 edition

About London Metropolitan University

Worldwide reputation:

London Met offers most of its courses on both a full-time and part-time basis, and is committed to providing students with the best possible support and resources. The University’s Student Services department is accredited by Matrix and has been awarded the Buttle Quality Mark for Care Leavers. It’s also in the process of investing £125 million to create a single campus in Islington, which is developing a more connected community and building on our links with the local area.

Here at London Met, you’ll be inspired by an international body of lecturers engaged with world-class research and learn from their extensive industry experience. We also have access to an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry to aid your learning.

“The lecturers were patient, knowledgeable, motivating and relentless in their support. Their insightful encouragement, infectious enthusiasm and zeal set the stage for me to obtain an MSc with Distinction.”

PG subjects available: We offer a wide range of master's programmes (MA, MSc, MPhil), or you can undertake postgraduate research and complete a PhD. Our postgraduate degrees include:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Architecture RIBA 3
  • Biomedical Science
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Computer Networking and Cyber Security
  • Criminology
  • Data Analytics
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Digital Media
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Interpreting
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Fine Art (MFA)
  • Medical Genomics
  • Occupational Psychology
  • PGCE and QTS teaching courses
  • Social Work
  • Sports Therapy
  • Translation

For a full list of postgraduate degrees we offer, please visit London Met’s course listing.

Many of our postgraduate degrees are accredited by professional bodies. These include:

  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • Bar Standards Board
  • BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT
  • British Dietetic Association
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Chartered Institute of Linguistics (CIOL)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
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Future career prospects:

We take pride in helping students reach their goals and succeed in their careers. We maintain strong industry links to ensure you gain vital professional experience while you learn, with courses carefully crafted to incorporate new and emerging industry trends and practice. We also help you find part-time job opportunities, giving you the chance to gain valuable industry experience while studying with us.

English language support

In addition to academic requirements we normally expect students to have a recognised English language qualification. Depending on the programme you choose to study you’ll need to have an equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (minimum) or Pearson PTE 51 (minimum).

Facilities and support arrangements

From its £30 million Science Centre and purpose-built art and design studios to a mock courtroom and £100,000 journalism newsroom, London Met’s buildings house excellent state-of-the art facilities where you can hone your skills.

The University’s Science Centre is the largest and most advanced science teaching facility in Europe. It features a superlab with more than 280 workstations and a multitude of other facilities including specialist laboratories for tissue culture research and microbiology, a nuclear magnetic resonance room and a Category 3 laboratory suite for research on airborne or transferable viruses. It also has a sports therapy clinic, fitness assessment centre, and nutritional physiology and food technology labs.

London Met’s art, design and architecture students have access to specialist facilities including wood, metal and plastic workshops, purpose-built architecture design studios, digital manufacturing technologies, TV and recording studios, editing suites and darkrooms. Media production and music students also work on live projects for both external clients and the University’s in-house TV station.

Complete with a dock, witness box and public gallery, the University’s mock courtroom is a brilliant way for law students to familiarise themselves with the courtroom environment, explain the processes and aid their presentation skills.

IT and computing students have access to a range of exciting labs including some of the most advanced Cisco labs in London, a specialist games programming lab and a mobile applications lab with software that allows students to build apps for multi-platform smartphones.

Those studying one of London Met’s media degrees can take advantage of the University’s £100,000 journalism newsroom, which includes 40 computers equipped with the latest design software, large screen TVs and a mobile TriCaster.

As well as subject-specific facilities, London Met has excellent IT and learning facilities, social spaces and sports facilities, including a sports hall capable of hosting international basketball matches.

Fees, funding and costs

Tuition fees vary depending on the course, but they typically start from £8,100 for an MA/MSc if you’re a UK or EU student and from £12,150 if you’re a full-time international student, though fees can be subject to change. For full details, visit London Met’s course pages.

You may also be eligible for a government Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, and with our flexible fee payment plan you also have the option to pay your fees in manageable instalments.

Accommodation

Living in London is a fantastic experience and there are many exciting areas where you can live.

London Met’s Accommodation Bureau can offer you advice on finding a place to stay during your studies. External halls of residence, homestays and private rented accommodation are often popular choices.

Culture

Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting and diverse capital cities, London Met has everything you need right at your fingertips. As well as being within easy reach of everything from world-class theatre and the best shopping districts to an abundance of pop-up food markets, live music bars and art galleries, London Met’s Islington campus is located just a short journey away from incredible resources such as the British Library.

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate degrees at London Met should be made directly with the University. You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Find out more: register your interest and we’ll contact you, or attend one of our postgraduate open events held throughout the year.

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