LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
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LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
London Metropolitan University places students at the centre of everything they do. The University is proud of a vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcomes applicants regardless of age or background. Most courses at London Met are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs. All London Met undergraduate students are guaranteed a work-based learning opportunity, which counts towards their studies.
The University offers state-of-the art learning, library, as well as IT facilities, where students can hone their skills – from purpose-built art, design and recording studios, a mock courtroom, to a £100,000 journalism newsroom as well as its £30 million Science Centre, which is among Europe’s largest science teaching labs.
London Met’s focus on teaching quality has seen it ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions for teaching excellence. The University maintain strong industry links to ensure you gain vital professional experience while you learn, with courses carefully crafted to incorporate new and emerging industry trends and practice.
Located in the heart of London, the University has two campuses and is comprised of six schools;
International Foundation Programme and Pre-masters
London Metropolitan University have partnered with the Education Centre of Australia (ECA) to offer international students the opportunity to join pathway programmes. These programmes will provide you with the necessary support, skills and confidence to begin university and will help prepare you for your degree with the University.
The International Foundation Programme is designed for students who have completed high school or partial university education overseas and need additional support to prepare for bachelor’s study. The Pre-master’s is a semester-long programme that provides you with an entry route to the one-year, full-time master’s award at London Met.
Services for International Students
A wide range of support services are available to students at London Metropolitan University. There is specialist help available to cater for the requirements of all students from outstanding support for those with disabilities and dyslexia, to funding and accommodation advice.
London Met also strives to help students increase their career prospects and enhance their employability. The Students’ Union provides a place for students to access independent advice as well as clubs, societies, activities and much more.
A dedicated counselling service supports personal development and helps students deal with any issues of emotional wellbeing. There is also a specialist Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU) which provides advice, guidance and development for refugee health professionals.
London Metropolitan University Facilities
Learn in world-class laboratories
At London Met, we’ve spent over £30 million to create one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe.
Inside the facility, there are a number of laboratories including the superlab, tissue culture/microbiology laboratories, nutritional psychology and food technology laboratories, a psychophysiological laboratory, a nuclear magnetic resonance room and an environmental chamber.
A unique resource
Make Works is a unique resource within the School of Art, Architecture and Design. We have highly skilled specialist staff in areas as diverse as textiles, rapid prototyping, jewellery and silversmithing, musical instrument making, print and many more.
Our core philosophy is to work with our students and staff at the school to realise the potential of the workshops and technical facilities as unprecedented places for designing and making.
Students enjoy access to purpose-built teaching spaces for art, architecture, and design, and access to specialist facilities including wood, metal, plastic and ceramics workshops, fashion and textile studios, printmaking and letterpress facilities, a photography studio and darkrooms, and contemporary media production and digital manufacturing technologies.
Starting a business when you finish university is a great way to own your future – and the Student Enterprise team based at our specialist off-campus business incubator, Accelerator, provides you with all the advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources you need to get started.
Gain financial insight in our Bloomberg Room
Bloomberg is a financial service which allows you to look at market data, news and analytical information used around the world in bank dealing rooms and investment houses, to show business leaders the most up-to-date stock information in the best way possible.
Learn about networks in our Cisco labs
At London Met, we have some of the most advanced Cisco labs in London.
Access computers and specialist software
You’ll have access to facilities fully-equipped with PC or Mac computers that are pre-loaded with the latest professional programmes to help you in your studies.
Break down language barriers in our professional interpreting suite
This state-of-the-art interpreting suite provides our translation and interpreting students with the use of many language resources.
From microphones to computer booths that allow you to look back at what you have studied on screen, the Michalina Ageros Interpreting Suite is equipped with cutting-edge technology to help you master a range of languages.
Take to the floor of our mock courtroom
London Metropolitan University is one of only a few in the UK to offer the use of a fully functional mock courtroom to its students.
In London Met’s fully operational mock courtroom, you’ll be faced with the real demands of how a courtroom works, as you get a feel for the legal environment and find out how courtrooms across the country are run.
Get publishing from our journalism newsroom
Get stuck into the latest news with our state-of-the-art £100,000 facility opened in 2012 by Alan Rusbridger, the then-Editor of The Guardian.
Studios and equipment
The University has several specialist music technology rooms and studios which can be used for recording and practice, kitted out with the latest industry software.
Record live in our TV and radio studios
At our Holloway campus, you’ll be able to experience working in a TV and recording studio as part of your course.
- 100th in the Times University Guide 2022
- 87th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience.
- London Met has been named among the best modern universities in the world and the best “millennial” institution in the UK in The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
- 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014–15)
- London Met has more academics with Higher Education Academy fellowships than the sector average
The University has also been ranked seventh in the UK and third in London for art in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and was second in the UK – and first in England – for social inclusion (The Times Guide 2019).
London Metropolitan University does not own or manage any halls of residence or accommodation but can provide help and assistance in finding suitable privately owned accommodation.
You’ll experience the real London at London Met. We’re not talking The London Eye or Big Ben (although you can do that too). We’re talking street art in Hackney, the flower market on Columbia Road, exploring Camden, nights out in Soho, live music in Shoreditch and street food at Spitalfields Market.
With more than 1,000 galleries and museums in London to discover in your free time, the city offers the perfect opportunity to London students to develop your skills and learn new things outside your university hours.
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