London Metroplitan University is a vibrant and diverse university with a mission to transform lives through education. Work-related learning is a key focus, and many courses are accredited by professional bodies to ensure that students have the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers. Its campuses in Islington and Aldgate are easy to access by public transport.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university is composed of individual colleges


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: L68

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 76%
  • Part Time 24%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 36%
  • Female 64%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The libraries provide access to Wi-Fi, self-service printers and photocopiers, a huge selection of both academic and fictional books, modern computers and quiet learning spaces.
  • Students can borrow Chromebooks for free, available through self-service lockers at the libraries.
  • During term time, the libraries are open until midnight on weekdays and are also open on weekends.

Student jobs

  • One of the university's promises is to offer all job opportunities on campus to students first.
  • In addition, a MetTemps website lists paid and voluntary roles to help students gain work experience.
  • The university organises events throughout the year including part-time jobs fairs, volunteering fairs and employer pop-ups.

Careers advice

  • London Metropolitan Unviersity students have access to work-based learning opportunities during their studies, which count towards their degree, including real work experience, to give students practical knowledge and skills on top of their academic qualification.
  • The university offers one-to-one careers consultations as well as a career mentoring scheme to match students with experienced professionals.
  • There are regular workshops and events on areas such as CV writing and interview skills.
  • Potential employers and large recruiters are regular visitors to the university.
  • Careers support and advice is also available for a number of years after students graduate.

Health services

  • The university's student hubs can advise on local GP services and hospitals nearby. On campus there are trained first-aiders to help with any emergencies.
  • To promote student health, the university is offering free gym membership and free exercise classes for students until 2021; it also runs an on-site sports injury clinic.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Mental health is an important focus – London Met runs support sessions for students as well as providing confidential help and advice.
  • A counselling service offers guidance and emotional support to students: 94% of students were highly satisfied with the service in 2017–18 (Counselling Service statistics).
  • Students can book appointments at both campuses for confidential sessions on a range of issues such as tackling depression and maximising academic performance. Online self-help materials are also available on the university's website to provide extra support.

Disability support

  • The London Metropolitan University Disabilities and Dyslexia Service (DDS) offers bespoke guidance and ongoing advice for students and prospective students with a range of disabilities, specific learning differences (SpLDs) and medical conditions.
  • Screenings and advice are available for students wishing to investigate whether they may have an SpLD.
  • As well as referrals where appropriate, and providing recommendations for reasonable adjustments, the team also offers funding advice and guidance, plus assistance in setting up non-medical help.

Other services and facilities

  • The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design includes many inspiring spaces for making and creating – including specialist workshops for metal, textiles, ceramics and wood.
  • London Metropolitan University's new Science Centre includes a superlab: one of the largest teaching laboratories in Europe, it houses 280 workstations as well as specialist labs for microbiology, viral research and sports therapy facilities.
  • The Guildhall School of Business and Law has a Bloomberg suite and mock courtroom to give students a taste of real-world working environments.

Students' Union

  • The university's Students' Union (SU) provides representation, advice and support to all students at London Metropolitan University.
  • The SU is a democratic organisation that is run by students, for students.
  • It offers a great range of social activities such as the Anime Society, and the Food and Networking Society.


  • London Metropolitan University is one of London's oldest institutions; it has been educating students in the heart of London since 1848.
  • The university has a long line of royal patronage, starting with Prince Albert who became Patron in 1850, right up to The Duke of York who was made Patron in 2013.
  • Students of the university have studied in some remarkable locations. In the 1950s, some students took lessons on board the The Sir John Cass training vessel – a floating school that was a regular site on the River Thames. More recently, the university’s Graduate Centre was designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, whose buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

Fascinating Fact

  • The current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is a former student of London Metropolitan University.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London.
  • Shaun Wallace – Mastermind champion, barrister and the Dark Destroyer in ITV's The Chase.
  • Noel Clarke – director, screenwriter and BAFTA-winning actor.
  • Lord Bilimoria – entrepreneur and life peer, founder of Cobra Beer.
  • Peter Tatchell – human rights campaigner.
  • Imogen Belfield – jewellery designer to the stars.
  • Jane Shepherdson – previously chief executive of UK clothing brand, Whistles and brand director of Topshop.
  • Neil Tennant – singer and co-founder of the Pet Shop Boys.
  • Marcus Adam – Olympic sprinter and bobsledder.
  • Vic Reeves – comedian and actor.


London Metropolitan University, 166–220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB