London Metropolitan University, commonly known as London Met, is a public research university in London, England. The University of North London (formerly the Polytechnic of North London) and London Guildhall University (formerly the City of London Polytechnic) merged in 2002 to create the university. With roots going back to 1848, it is one of London’s oldest educational institutions.
The university has campuses in the City of London and in the London Borough of Islington, a museum, archives and libraries.
The University’s academic departments are currently arranged into six schools, where previously there were four faculties each comprising three schools. These are:
- Guildhall School of Business and Law
- School of Computing and Digital Media
- School of Human Sciences
- School of Social Professions
- School of Social Sciences
- Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (otherwise known as “The Cass”)
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.
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 they progress, they in turn will have the opportunity to support others through their Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) scheme.
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. They always listen to any suggestions students have about improving their course, and a new student led module feedback scheme is been launching in spring 2016.
At London Met, the students have access to work-based learning opportunities during their studies which will count towards their degree. This involve real work experience while studying to give them practical knowledge and skills on top of their academic qualification.