London Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s most
diverse universities with students from over 190 countries. We offer a
welcoming and friendly atmosphere with support for you at every step of your
course. You will benefit from meeting students from across the world and from a
variety of different backgrounds, as well as having the advantages of studying
in central London.
We offer an extensive range of subjects with courses
available from foundation and undergraduate through
to postgraduate, professional and research level.
We also offer Study Abroad Programmes and English language courses. Our courses offer
flexibility, with entry available in September and January.
Our wide range of courses are specifically tailored to be highly vocational,
practical and relevant, helping you get the skills and knowledge you need to
launch your career. We design and update our courses so that they’re directly
relevant to the current employment market. Influential speakers inspire our
students and give solid, practical advice.
Our careers services can help you to find placements, work
experience and voluntary opportunities across a wide range of organisations,
supporting you to become employable on graduation. Our focus on employability
is paying off – we are the number one modern university for graduate starting salaries,
according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.
Minas Hambardzumyan, who studied MA Mass Communications from
Armenia and who is now Public Relations Director of the Armenia Eye Care
Project says "Right after graduating I was accepted for several positions
in prestigious organisations in Armenia".
London Met is a forward thinking university with an
excellent history of working with a large number of academic and corporate
institutions. We have developed areas within faculties which help to support
talented students and graduates with developing real business experience. The WOW Agency is
embedded within the School of Computing and places students from Digital,
Multimedia and IT into real client-driven projects. Accelerator placed
within the Business School, supports students in starting their own
business and materialising their innovative and creative ideas, allowing them
to build meaningful careers they love.
The Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Quentin Bryce
AC CVO described her recent visit to the Accelerator (June 2013) as
“exhilarating”, saying the facility was transferring entrepreneurial rhetoric
into reality. The Governor-General said “You are bringing people, business and
entrepreneurship together in this place and I admire that. You hear so much
said about the capacity for small business, entrepreneurship and technology to
work together but often nothing is done about it. You are transferring the
rhetoric into reality.”
Our courses are not only highly vocational and relevant to industry but also
deliver the highest level of academic teaching. In 2011, London Metropolitan
University received the highest accolade in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review. The QAA is an
independent body that conducts rigorous assessments of universities and
colleges in the UK every five years. They make sure that these institutions are
delivering awards, including degrees, of the very highest quality.
Our research is also recognised as of the highest quality. The Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an assessment exercise that acts as a barometer of
research quality in the UK and is used to apportion government funding for
research work. In our most recent RAE (2011) more than two thirds of our
research was judged to be ‘internationally recognised’ ‘internationally
excellent’ or ‘world leading’.
Over the past few years, we’ve created new state-of-the-art teaching, social,
and professional spaces. We also offer fantastic learning resources including
libraries at each of our hubs, and access to a wealth of electronic resources.
State-of-the-art IT studios hold over 4,000 computers and
open-access to networks and the internet. Each of our learning centres have
areas for group work, individual quiet study spaces and well-equipped IT
facilities for our students.
Bia Tessar from Brazil who is now Public Relations Analyst
for Posco E&C and who graduated from BA International Relations says “The main campus has a
great library with many computers, books, areas to study in groups and other
facilities that makes student life easier. I really enjoyed my time at London
Met and also gained enough professional experience, to get a job soon after
We have excellent facilities which support all our courses and
facilitate our students to be industry ready. These include a mock court room,
newsroom, recording studios, the Bloomberg Trading Room, digital manufacturing
technologies, wood, plastic and metal work studios, editing suites, our £30
million Science Centre, our Gamelab Studio and an interpreting suite.
Amit Banerjee, now Vice-President at Deutsche Bank who
studied MSc International Banking and Finance from India says "London Met
has cutting edge technology, like the Bloomberg Trading Room which helps to
give students a taste of how things are done in a live environment."
Life at London Met is not all about your academic achievements, and we are
aware that many students may need assistance with other areas of life while
studying at university. London Metropolitan University offers a wide range of support
services for students including accommodation, careers advice,
counselling, English language courses, placements and visa advice.
There are also venues hosting a variety of events, including club nights, live
music gigs and regular student clubs and society events, parties and quizzes,
providing some of the best social facilities for students in London. Students
have the opportunity to play sports at all levels at London Met, with
activities ranging from aerobics to squash.
Emmanuel Egwu, International Student Officer for the Student Union studying BSc
Forensic Science from Nigeria says “as an International Student Officer within
the student union, it is
important to me that our international students feel a sense of belonging and
identification with the university. Life in London is not all about studying,
it’s also about meeting new people, making friends, networking, socialising and
representing our nation, family, religion and tribe.”