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London Metropolitan University

2016 League Table Ranking 126
2016 Overall Score 327
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Entry Standards 220 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 19.6 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Quality 2.44 Help
Research Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 544 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 3.86 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 324 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 75.3 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 55.1 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 34.6 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

  • 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.

London Met climbed 11 places in the grade point average league table published by Times Higher Education. 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)

Student Facilities

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

  • Extended wireless connectivity and reliability across the campuses.
  • An upgrade of teaching room IT equipment enabling students to view their timetables using a wide variety of mobile devices.
  • Extended our library opening hours and purchased a package of over 4,000 extra e-books relevant to our courses.

Disability Services

  • Information and advice for students with disabilities/dyslexia, telephone: North campus 020 7133 2188; City campus 020 7320 1122; or email 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.
  • Our sports teams participate in BUCS leagues including: Women's Basketball, Women's Football, Men's Basketball, Netball, Men's Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Men's Football and Volleyball.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The University invested £9 million 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 £50 million 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.

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.

Careers Guidance

The Careers Service at London Met is dedicated to helping our students:

  • identify and explore their career options, including further study as well as full-time and part-time work
  • clarify their goals and provide them with support in achieving them
  • develop awareness of their skills, qualities and motivations and how to articulate these in applications and interviews
  • develop strategies to finding part-time and full-time work, work experience, volunteering and graduate opportunities

We also run a Graduate Internship Scheme to help students improve their employments skills and experience.

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.

For further information

  • +44 (0)20 7133 4200
  • London Metropolitan University
    166–220 Holloway Road
    N7 8DB
UCAS Code L68

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