University profile

London Metropolitan University

2018/19 edition

About London Metropolitan University

Student-centred approach

We place students at the heart of everything we do. We’re constantly reviewing our courses to respond to the demands of the job market and offer you the best possible choice of subjects. Many of our courses are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, and we’re committed to providing you with the best possible support and resources.

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


We are 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. Just minutes from Camden, Dalston, Shoreditch and the City of London, the new campus will see all of our students brought together for the first time in our 170-year history.

Postgraduate subjects available: we offer a wide range of master's programmes (MA, MSc, MPhil, Prof Doc), 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
  • International Relations
  • 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
  • Woman and Child Abuse

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)

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.


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, computing and digital media students have access to a range of exciting labs including some of the most advanced Cisco labs in London and a specialist games programming lab. In the past we’ve welcomed experts from companies including Microsoft, Apple and O2, as well as leading newsreaders George Alagiah, Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru Murthy. Our WOW (World of Work) Agency places top students and graduates into client-driven, paid-for projects such as developing new websites and animations, providing our students with valuable experience to build their careers. Clients have included EMI (Mute) Records, Comic Relief and The Times Online.

Those studying one of London Met’s media degrees can take advantage of the University’s £100,000 journalism newsroom which was opened by former editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger. It includes 40 computers equipped with the latest design software, large-screen TVs and a mobile TriCaster that allows students to host outside radio and TV broadcasts while streaming live footage to the internet.

London Met also has excellent IT and learning resources, 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 non means-tested 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.


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.

International outlook

London Met prides itself on being one of the UK’s most diverse universities, with students joining us from all over the world. We offer support, information and advice on accommodation, fees and more, as well as English language support courses to help you get the most out of university life in London. In addition to academic requirements we normally expect students to have a recognised English language qualification. Depending on your chosen course, you’ll need to have an equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (minimum) or Pearson PTE 51 (minimum).


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.

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 or campus tours held throughout the year.


Contact details

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB
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