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London Metropolitan University

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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    247
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    17.4
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.44
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    736
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.00
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    571
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    47.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    71.0
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    52.6

History

  • London Metropolitan University is a modern and forward-looking institution.
  • Following our new Strategic Plan in 2015, our mission is: 'Transforming lives through excellent education.'
  • London Met has offered affordable quality education in the heart of the capital since 1848, making it one of London’s oldest educational institutions.
  • The university has enjoyed a long tradition of royal Patronage which has endured since Prince Albert became Patron in 1850. Today, HRH The Duke of York is Patron of London Met.

Location and Transport

  • London Met’s buildings are across three areas in the heart of the capital. All buildings are fully accessible by public transport and within walking distance of several stations.
  • Campuses in the heart of the city include those near stations at Moorgate, Aldgate and Shoreditch: here fast-moving, high-flying financiers rub shoulders with artists attracted by the cultural industries of Brick Lane and East London.
  • The university's north campus is just a short walk from Holloway, and Highbury and Islington stations: this area is well known for its wide range of restaurants, bars, beautiful parks and independent shops.

Entry Requirements

  • The university's primary concern when considering an application is that the candidate demonstrates potential to succeed on their chosen course.
  • Entry requirements differ for each course and candidates are advised to visit course pages on the website for more details.
  • Degree courses: students must be 18 or over; have GCSE grade C in English Language or key skills qualification level 3 or equivalent; GCSE grade C in Maths or equivalent in some cases.

Student Mix

The 14,085 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 86%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%

Course Flexibility

  • London Met is committed to offering flexible education for its students.
  • Many courses can be studied on a full- or part-time basis.
  • Students may have the option of beginning their course in February.

Teaching Standards

  • London Met has more academics who are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy than the sector average, highlighting the university's focus on teaching quality. 43% of London Met lecturers are HEA Fellows, compared to the sector average of 24%.
  • London Met has also introduced its five star student promise, which includes giving students the power to shape their course.
  • Modules are assessed in real-time by students, meaning they can make a difference to the teaching they receive.
  • We’ll always listen to any suggestions students have about improving their course, and a new student led module feedback scheme is launching in spring 2016.

Research Standards

The national Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, has been recently published, reviewing the period from 2008 to 2013. Notable improvements include the Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing:

  • In Allied Health Professions 90% of the submission were judged as having considerable impact, with almost all of the impact being regarded as excellent.
  • In Mathematical Sciences, over half of our research outputs were judged to be internationally excellent or world class.
  • In Computer Science & Informatics, over three quarters were judged to be internationally recognized or internationally excellent.
  • London Met researchers have won best academic paper awards in finance, banking, marketing and networking; while research students have been recognised through awards such as an Institute of Food Science and Technology Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship; Ministry of Justice Internship; and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Academic Strengths

London Met courses are accredited by a wide range of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, ensuring the professional currency of qualifications on offer. These include among others:

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology.
  • British Computer Society.
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
  • Institute of Biomedical Science.
  • Health & Care Professions Council; Society of Biology;.
  • The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).

Students at London Met benefit from additional support offered by second and third years on their course. And, as you progress, you in turn will have the opportunity to support others through our Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) scheme.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Facilities

  • London Met's Superlab Science Centre is one of the largest teaching labs in Europe, meaning our students get the lab time they need to build meaningful careers.
  • Our Sir John Cass faculty of Art, Architecture and Design is home to bespoke studios and workshops to enable it's ethos of 'making' to flourish. The university is currently investing heavily in developing even better facilities for The Cass.
  • Guildhall faculty of Business and Law is boasts a Bloomberg suite and mock courtroom to give students a taste of real-world working environments.
  • The university has opened a revamped social/catering area – the Junction – at Holloway campus.

Disability Services

  • Information and advice for students with disabilities/dyslexia, telephone: North campus 020 7133 2188; City campus 020 7320 1122; or email dds.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk or visit the website.

Students' Union

  • The university's Students' Union is a democratic organisation run by students for students.
  • The SU provides representation, advice and support to students at the university.
  • A great range of social activities, the award-winning Rocket club, club nights, top DJs, cultural events and a wide range of student societies.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • One of the London Met five star student promises is to offer all suitable earning opportunities on campus to our students first.
  • You can find out more about the five star student promise on our website.

Careers Guidance

  • At London Met, you will have access to work-based learning opportunities during your studies which will count towards your degree.
  • This will involve real work experience while studying to give you practical knowledge and skills on top of your academic qualification.
  • This is one of our five star student promises.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The university invested £9m in facilities during 2013–14, including the new Student Front Offices at Moorgate and Holloway, improved teaching facilities at Central House and Moorgate, and carbon management works.
  • Further investment of just over £50m is planned over the next three years. Planned works include a major project at Calcutta House including the library, Student Front Office and facilities for the CASS, improved facilities for Computing students in the Tower Block and upgrading the 1st and 2nd floors of the Holloway Learning Centre.
  • In October 2015 London Met announced plans to invest £125m in its Holloway campus.
  • The university has just opened a revamped social/ atering area – the Junction – at Holloway campus.

Notable Alumni

  • Lord Bilimoria – British entrepreneur, founder of Cobra Beer.
  • Candy Atherton – British journalist and former Member of Parliament.
  • Peter Tatchell – human rights campaigner.
  • Julie Bindel – English writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice For Women.
  • Jane Shepherdson – chief executive of UK clothing brand, Whistles and was brand director of Topshop.
  • Noel Clarke – director, screenwriter and actor.
  • Vic Reeves – comedian.
  • Neil Tennant – from the Pet Shop Boys.
  • David Goodchild – former English cricketer.
  • Sadiq Khan – Member of Parliament.
  • Shaun Wallace – Mastermind champion and Barrister.
  • Marcus Adam – Olympic Sprinter and Bobsleigh.

Further Details

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N7 8DB
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