London Metropolitan University
Here at London Metropolitan University we place students – and their future careers – at the centre of everything we do. We provide first-rate teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and a wealth of opportunities to help you find employment during and after your studies. Find your ideal course today.
The University’s location in one of the world’s most exciting capital cities gives you access to an abundance of opportunities, from the best places to meet new people and socialise to being on the doorstep of some of the most successful businesses in your field.
London Met is 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.
The University’s focus on teaching standards has seen it ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions for teaching excellence. The University’s lecturers include award-winning architects, acclaimed writers and scientists who are actively engaged in cancer research. The Telegraph has also revealed London Met to be in the top 10 UK universities by teaching hours, meaning the number of contact hours you spend with our lecturers is one of the highest in the country.
Careers and employability
We take pride in helping students reach their goals and succeed in their careers. The University runs a mentoring scheme, which can put you in touch with a professional from your chosen sector, as well as a graduate internship scheme, which offers around 30 paid internships each year. Many courses include work placement modules that count towards your final degree and many are accredited by professional bodies, which will give your qualification extra weight.
The most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2014–15) revealed that 93% of all London Met graduates were in work or further study within six months of leaving the University.
As well as offering a range of work experience and job opportunities, London Met’s business incubator, Accelerator, offers advice, support, networks and resources for students and graduates interested in setting up their own business. Accelerator has helped launch businesses including Arctic Power Berries, whose products are now sold at Harrods, Selfridges, Ocado and more.
From its £30m 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.
For budding lawyers, London Met has a mock courtroom complete with dock, witness box and public gallery, while business students can take advantage of the University’s Bloomberg information terminals, which deliver company information, news, real-time financial instrument prices and valuation analytics.
London Met’s £100,000 newsroom, which was opened by the former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, includes 40 computers equipped with the latest design software, large screen TVs and a mobile Tricaster to provide students with the best possible training for a career in media.
Described by our own Patrick Brill (aka Bob and Roberta Smith) as the “Aldgate Bauhaus”, the studios at London Met’s art, architecture and design school The Cass provide inspiring spaces for our artists and designers to innovate and create. You’ll have access to Cass Works, which offers specialist facilities including wood, metal and plastic workshops, purpose-built architecture design studios, digital manufacturing technologies, and a TV and recording studio.
The University’s £30 million Science Centre, featuring a superlab with 280 workstations, offers a multitude of facilities. You can benefit from specialist laboratories for tissue culture research and microbiology, a nuclearmagnetic resonance room, and a Category 3 laboratory suite for research on airborne or transferable viruses. The Centre also features sports therapy study facilities, nutritional physiology labs, phlebotomy labs and more.
Computing students have access to a number 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.
As well as subject-specific facilities, the University has excellent social spaces including its popular café bar, The Rocket, and sports facilities that include a sports hall capable of hosting international basketball matches.
Some universities offer free books or a tablet, but London Met gives you cash towards your studies so that you can make those all-important spending decisions yourself. If you’re entitled to the full Maintenance Loan, you could be entitled to £1,000 for each of the three years of study through the London Met Bursary. That’s potentially £3,000 in total.
London Met also offers bursaries for part-time and extended degree students. Visit the University’s website for details.
For more information about bursaries and scholarships at London Met, visit the funding your studies section of the University’s website.
What our students say
“During my time at London Metropolitan University, I learnt so much. The amount of first-hand knowledge the tutors have is just amazing and having them as lifelong contacts is invaluable. We took such a practical approach to the work, which employers love. I owe a lot to London Met.”
“When I graduated I applied for a paid graduate internship with London Met. I was placed in a marketing role [and] it really helped to bring out my creative side. Since finishing the internship I now have a permanent job at London Met. It’s really rewarding as I can give back to the uni I love.”
“I get so much support from my tutor, colleagues and the London Met team. The University itself has a good vibe, very social and welcoming. I just want to thank everyone for everything!”
Find out what London Met is like for yourself by attending one of our open days or campus tours.