London Metropolitan University
Welcome to London Metropolitan University
At London Metropolitan University we place students at the centre of everything we do. As well as offering first-rate teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and a wealth of opportunities to help you find employment during and after your studies, London Met’s student services department is accredited by Matrix and has been awarded the Buttle Quality Mark for Care Leavers.
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.
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Courses and fees
London Met constantly reviews its courses to respond to the demands of the job market and give you a diverse choice of subjects. With a choice of undergraduate, postgraduate, research and extended degrees, the University offers most of its courses on both a full-time and part-time basis to suit your needs.
London Met has been voted ninth out of all universities in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. for diversity by Hotcourses Abroad. In 2016 the University also received its highest ever student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey, with a number of its courses scoring 100%.
London Met prides itself on being one of the UK’s most diverse universities. Our European and international students come from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to meet people from a variety of different backgrounds. You can find out more on the international section of London Met's website.
London Met’s undergraduate courses typically cost £9,000 per year for UK and EU students. For full details, and to find out about costs for international students, please see London Met's course pages.
Tuition fees for the University's postgraduate programmes vary depending on the course. Visit London Met's postgraduate course pages for details.
Bursaries and scholarships
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.
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.
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.
Library and study facilities
London Met’s library service provides a wide range of up-to-date information and resources, as well as group and silent learning zones, bookable group study rooms and comfy informal learning spaces. There are open access networked PCs as well as printing and copying facilities. To save you time, there are a number of self-service facilities for borrowing and returning items, renewals and reservations. The University’s Holloway Road and Aldgate libraries offer a variety of study facilities including Synergy Desks where students can work and study collaboratively, with the Holloway Road library also offering techno booths and a café area on site. London Met’s electronic resources include e-journals, e-books and databases, accessible outside the University 24 hours a day via the easy-to-use web-based catalogue.
The University also has self service laptop loan lockers that allow you to borrow a Chromebook and take it to lectures, a nearby café or your favourite study spot.
London Met’s dedicated careers and employability team will support and advise you both during and after your studies. 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 six months after 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.
When studying gets too much you can hit the breakfast bar, hunt down a hot Panini or grab a snack and go at London Met’s on-campus café, The Junction, or pick up a high street coffee for less at its in-house Costas and Starbucks.
For something a little more relaxed between lectures, you can head to its student bar The Rocket. With Wi-Fi, pool tables, video gaming, board games and an outdoor courtyard, London Met’s café bar is ideal for catching up on work, chilling, socialising and partying. It’s open from 11am on weekdays with friendly staff, comfy sofas, amazing coffee, toasted paninis and snacks available all day. The Rocket also hosts events throughout the year including a variety of gigs, club nights and end-of-term parties.
An independent, democratic organisation, London Met Student's Union(MetSU) voices the views of London Met's students on a range of issues relating to the University and the wider community. Each and every student has the opportunity to stand and be elected, so if you're keen to gain experience of working for a large and influential organisation, or would like to help make key decisions about the University, getting involved with the Union is a great way to do it. MetSU is also the place to go for student societies, sports teams, social events, NUS cards (student discounts!), 16-25 Railcards, setting up campaigns and independent advice on a range of academic issues.
The University’s sporting facilities include a sports hall capable of hosting international basketball matches, a multi-gym, dance studios and a popular programme of classes, from spinning to parkour. Membership for students is priced very competitively and includes access to the gym and all exercise classes. You can also join one of London Met’s sports teams, with basketball, football, rugby, futsal, volleyball, badminton, netball and cricket on offer. Some of London Met’s teams also represent the University in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships and the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL).
Medical and welfare services
London Met’s student services team can provide you with information, advice and guidance on a range of matters including academic, financial, personal and developmental issues as well as disabilities, dyslexia and accommodation.
The Student Services team are on hand to help assess your finances and work out whether you’re receiving all you’re entitled to. As well as the student loan you can receive, there are a range of scholarships on offer which can help relieve financial pressure.
Our Accommodation Bureau offers information and advice on finding a place to live during your time at university. Whether you’d like to stay in a hall of residence, private rented accommodation or short stay accommodation such as a hostel, hotel or homestay, we can help find your perfect home in London. We also offer advice on rental contracts and flat sharing with other students.
Visiting London Met is the best way to find out about the University’s facilities, meet students and staff, and get a feel for what it’s like to study in one of the world's most exciting capital cities. The University’s open days and campus tours are designed to give you an insight into life at London Met, with opportunities to ask questions about its courses and get to know its buildings.
The next open days for both postgraduates and undergraduates take place on:
- Saturday 29th October 2016
- All faculties
- Saturday 3rd December 2016
- All faculties
You can find out about London Met's term dates on the University's website.
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