University profile

London Metropolitan University

2019/20 edition

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About London Metropolitan University

Student-centred approach

London Met places students at the heart of everything it does. The University constantly reviews its courses to respond to the demands of the job market and offers you a wide range of subjects to choose from. Many of London Met’s courses are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, and the University is committed to providing you with the best possible support and resources.

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. You will also have access to an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from industry to aid your learning.

London Met has invested in a multi-million pound project to develop its facilities and buildings to create the best possible learning environment for its students. The University recently completed a £7.8 million refurbishment of its Roding building in Islington, which is now equipped with cutting-edge technology. This investment means students will benefit from improved facilities, contemporary study and social spaces, state-of-the-art technology and, of course, a more vibrant campus.

Round table

Postgraduate subjects available: London Met offers a wide range of master's programmes (MA, MSc, MPhil, Prof Doc), or you can undertake postgraduate research and complete a PhD. Postgraduate degrees include:

  • Architecture – RIBA 3 MA
  • Biomedical Science MSc
  • Cancer Pharmacology MSc
  • Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc
  • Criminology MSc
  • Data Analytics MSc
  • Dietetics and Nutrition MSc
  • Digital Media MA
  • Early Childhood Studies MA
  • Education MA
  • Furniture Design MA
  • Human Resource Management MA
  • Human Rights and International Conflict MA
  • International Relations MA
  • Interpreting MA
  • Legal Practice LLM
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Fine Art (MFA)
  • Medical Genomics MSc
  • PGCE and QTS teaching courses
  • Psychology MSc
  • Social Work MSc
  • Sports Therapy MSc
  • Translation MA
  • Woman and Child Abuse MA

For a full list of its postgraduate degrees, please visit London Met’s course listings.

Many of the University’s postgraduate degrees are accredited by professional bodies. These include the:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • Bar Council
  • British Computer Society – the Chartered Institute for IT
  • British Dietetic Association
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • 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)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Society of Sports Therapists
  • Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)

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.

Rudolf Fombum Food Science MSc

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 one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe. It features a superlab with more than 280 workstations. It also houses specialist laboratories for tissue culture research and microbiology, a nuclear magnetic resonance room and nutritional physiology and food technology labs.

Students studying sport-related subjects can gain valuable hands-on work experience in the University’s sports injuries clinic and fitness assessment centre.

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. In line with the growing need for cyber security expertise, the University recently launched a Cyber Security Research Centre to provide a collaborative space for researchers, industry specialists and students.

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 online.

Across its campuses, London Met 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

With postgraduate government loans, alumni discounts, scholarships and a flexible fee payment plan, there are plenty of ways to fund your studies at London Met. Visit the University’s website for details.


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. The University’s international team offers support, information and advice on accommodation, fees and more 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. You can find details of our English language requirements on our website.


Living in London is a fantastic experience and there are many exciting areas where you can live. London Met’s accommodation team 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 most postgraduate degrees at London Met should be made directly to 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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