London Metropolitan University


Location London, England
Established 2002
Percent International Students 10.8
Famous For Business, Art and Design, Media
International Fees £11,800


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.

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 scored above universities including Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, Queen Mary and the London School of Economics in the 2016 Sunday Times Good University Guide’s category 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 centre of London, the University has three campuses and is comprised of six schools; the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, the School of Business and Law in Moorgate; and the Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Human Sciences, Social Professions and Social Sciences in Holloway.

A wide range of bursaries and scholarships for international students are also available.

Services for International Students

The International Office and International Programmes Office offer advice, counselling and support to international students on all manner of issues from childcare and disabilities to immigration and religious worship. The international support available at London Met is among the most comprehensive in the country and has won awards for excellence. London Met will:

  • Help students find work placements and part-time job opportunities, giving you the chance to gain valuable industry experience while studying
  • Through a graduate internship programme the University offer approximately 30 paid internships across departments every year. Interns have gone on to work at organisations such as Google and Nickelodeon
  • All undergraduate students are guaranteed a work-based learning opportunity, which counts towards your studies

London Metropolitan University Facilities

The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass) is equipped with a range of specialist facilities, such as darkrooms; wood, metal and plastic workshops; and Metropolitan Works – a digital manufacturing centre. There’s also a recording studio, where media and music students work on live projects for external clients and our in-house TV station, Cass TV.

On the simulated Bloomberg trading floor, you’ll have access to a huge database of company information, news, real-time financial instrument prices and valuation analytics, as well as the world-renowned Bankscope.

If you study computing, you’ll have access to some of the most advanced Cisco labs in London, including a specialist games programming lab and a mobile applications lab. Top students even work on real, paid projects, developing websites and animations for clients such as TimesOnline, Comic Relief and EMI Records.

The School of Social Sciences houses a £100,000 newsroom, which was unveiled by The Guardian’s former editor, Alan Rusbridger. There are 40 computers equipped with the latest design software, large-screen TVs and a mobile TriCaster as well as interpreting and multi-media suites.

The mock courtroom was used in the training which helped London Met law student Iwona Boesche win the prestigious Lady Oliver Mooting Cup in 2014. There’s a dock, a witness box and a public gallery, so you can get familiar with a courtroom environment and enhance your presentation skills.

A £30 million Science Centre is one of the largest laboratories in Europe, featuring 280 work stations, and specialist labs for tissue culture research, airborne virus research and a nuclear magnetic resonance room. There are also facilities for studying sports therapy, nutritional physiology and phlebotomy.

Student Union
Meeting new people and trying new things are as much as part of the university experience as lectures. The student venue, The Rocket, hosts a wide range of events such as club nights, gigs and movie nights, as well as serving great coffee and toasted paninis. With pool tables, plasma screens, a Playstation 4, a great sound system and a courtyard garden, it’s a great place to relax.


  • 125th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 118th in the Guardian University Guide 2021

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


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