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London Metropolitan University

2015 League Table Ranking 123
2015 Overall Score 329
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Entry Standards 232 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 21.5 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 1.84 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 412 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 3.83 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 206 Help
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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Graduate Prospects 44.6 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 70.5 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 51.3 Help
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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Green Score 29.5 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • London Metropolitan University is a modern and forward-looking institution. Its mission is: Transforming Lives, Meeting Needs, Building Careers.
  • 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 Standards

  • 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 16,255 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

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 was awarded the highest accolade from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), for its academic standards and learning opportunities.
  • London Met's teachers are passionate about inspiring students. Underpinning everything is an absolute commitment to quality and standards.
  • Several London Met staff members have been honoured as National Teaching Fellows and the University was a lead player in three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), funded by HEFCE in the period 2005–10.

Research Standards

  • Over two-thirds of the research outputs submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise were judged to be 'internationally recognised', 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading'.
  • 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.
  • London Met is home to the Faculty Advanced Institute of Research (FAIR), established in 2012 to bring together researchers from six different institutes who are working to make social justice a priority. The institute is working on 27 different projects worth a total of £3.5m.

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: Royal Institute of British Architects; Law Society; Bar Standards Board; Solicitors Regulatory Authority; Health and Care Professions Council; Chartered Institute of Marketing ; Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); British Psychological Society; and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Student Facilities

The University has prioritised investment in teaching and student facilities including:

  • The Science Centre, which offers cutting-edge teaching and research facilities unparalleled in scale and complexity anywhere in Europe.
  • Extensive libraries including the recently refurbished Learning Centre, the specialist Trade Union Collection and formal and informal IT facilities throughout the buildings.
  • Met Lounges, providing a social learning environment with coffee, wi-fi and facilities for informal individual and group study.
  • New facilities for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, including a Journalism Newsroom and exciting new areas within the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
  • There are also sound and recording studios, a mock courtroom, a lighting laboratory with artificial sky and heliodon for architecture students and specialist studio and workshop facilities for art and design students.

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 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.


  • London Met has scope for all students to play sport. There are national and international competition platforms available as well as affordable, accessible facilities for recreational participants.
  • The University has modern sporting facilities of an international standard, including a national league basketball court and multiple gyms.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The new re-design of areas of the Learning Centre has provided elegant informal social learning spaces and wi-fi access has also been extended.
  • £1-million refurbishment of the London Metropolitan Business School at Moorgate.
  • Refurbishment of several areas on campus, to enhance surroundings and provide informal learning areas where students can chat or study.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There is a wide range of work opportunities in London.
  • High quality Careers Service enables students to make informed career choices and fulfil their potential by improving their employability. Part-time Jobs Fairs are held regularly.
  • Help and support is available to all students in finding part-time employment and placements on and off campus.
  • For more information about part-time work at London Met, visit the website.

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.

For further information

  • www.londonmet.ac.uk
  • admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)20 7133 4200
  • London Metropolitan University
    166–220 Holloway Road
    N7 8DB
UCAS Code L68

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