University of London Metropolitan

University of London Metropolitan

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. Special collections include the TUC Library, the Irish Studies Collection and the Frederick Parker Collection.

Campuses

The main university campus is on Holloway Road in the London Borough of Islington. There are smaller campuses at Aldgate and Moorgate in the City of London. Aldgate houses the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design and Moorgate is home to the Guildhall School of Business and Law.

University of London Metropolitan

Academic profile

London Metropolitan offers about 160 degree courses, to 12,865 students (including 7,000 overseas students from 155 countries). The university also maintains several offices abroad in Beijing, Chennai, Delhi, Dhaka, Lagos and Lahore. The university’s operations are overseen by a board of governors comprising external members and senior administrative and academic staff.

Academic departments

The former Sir John Cass College site at 31 Jewry Street. The Sir John Cass Foundation offices are on the premises which are leased to the university by the Foundation.

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”)

Scholarships

The university invests over £700,000 annually in its scholarship programme to help academically excellent students as well as students with outstanding achievements in various sports disciplines, such as hockey, tennis and basketball. The university gives £1000 for any of its undergraduate international students who achieve ‘A’ grade marks. The university also offers postgraduate scholarships, a range of full tuition scholarships, including some scholarships with free accommodation. Scholarships are offered in conjunction the BBC World Service, International Student House and Mahatma Gandhi Foundation. The university has several student exchange programmes with academic institutions in the US and Europe, with financial support for those who participate through the Erasmus programme.