London Metropolitan University was founded in 1848. London Metropolitan University UK was formed in its current avatar in 2002 with the fusion of the University of North London and Guildhall University. The journey, however, began in 1848 with the Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men. In 1992, the institution turned into the City of London College and thereafter the City of London Polytechnic, attaining university status in 1992 as the London Guildhall University. The Holloway Campus has developed exponentially over the last few years from its journey in 1896. The institution is a public research university with sites at Shoreditch and Aldgate as well. The university is a recognized degree-awarding body and higher education body as per the Education (Recognised Bodies) (England) Order 2010.
The London Metropolitan University ranking is 801-1000 in the QS World University Rankings tally and 119 in The Complete University Guide 2022 rankings. According to The Complete University Guide, the university is ranked at number 79 for Accounting and Finance and number 53 for Art and Design in the UK.
The university has three campuses at Holloway, Shoreditch and Aldgate. The university offers cutting-edge research facilities and laboratories. There are numerous research units and centres along with engagement initiatives with stakeholders locally. The university also has its own Graduate School and Research and Postgraduate Office. There are interdisciplinary seminars, discussions and workshops along with the London Met Lab which comprises clinics dedicated towards architecture, art and design, charities, small businesses, legal advice, and injury and rehabilitation. The language of instruction is English.
The admission cycles begin from September and January every year. The London Metropolitan University admission process encompasses the following:
1. Selecting the course.
2. Checking requirements for entry.
3. Applying via UCAS or directly to the institution.
4. Waiting for the offer letter and responding to the same.
The London Metropolitan University admission requirements include the following:
1. Undergraduate aspirants need 60-65% in Class XII.
2. Postgraduate aspirants need a three-year bachelor’s degree with 60%.
3. IELTS/PTE scores are necessary.
4. 70% or higher in Mathematics if it applies to the course.
The London Metropolitan University acceptance rate is 84%. The institution offers postgraduate, undergraduate, and foundation year degrees. There are several top-up degrees along with short courses for skill-building. Some of the popular choices include business and management studies, art, design and architecture, accounting and finance, and marketing.
Students have to go for four modules in each semester, working out to roughly 30 ECTS/12 US credits.
The term dates are given below for the institution:
|Autumn||19 September 2022||
16 December 2022
|9 January 2023||31 March 2023|
|Summer||17 April 2023||
2 June 2023
|12 July 2023||
28 July 2023
|Spring||23 January 2023||31 March 2023|
|Summer||25 April 2023||29 July 2023|
|Reassessment period||1 September 2023||7 September 2023|
Extra-curriculars and student diversity
The institution is home to numerous international students from 120+ countries. The university offers vibrant lifestyles on campus with the best facilities including fitness classes, a gymnasium, sports facilities, a dance studio, and more.
Apprenticeships are readily available for students while gaining their qualifications. The university offers internships, long and short placements in collaboration with employers along various project opportunities and volunteering initiatives. There are several workshops and other recruitment drives along with work-based learning, virtual internships, vacancy listings, and virtual fairs among other events. Career mentoring programmes are available for students along with skill development initiatives and webinars. An ‘Accelerator’ is a great option for those wishing to start their tech-driven businesses.
The mentoring programme connects students with employers while helping pupils with their CVs, interviews, and other preparatory activities. The University also helps employers with various services in a build to foster industry connections. These services include the WBL (Work-Based Learning) programme, student recruitment services, virtual fairs, employer events, webinars, and more.
The list of notable alumni includes the following:
1. Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah, director and actress.
2. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and politician.
3. Julie Bindel, activist, and writer.
4. Che Wolton Grant (AJ Tracey), singer-songwriter and rapper.
5. Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, former Bahrain Ambassador to the U.S.
Fees for international students depend upon the specific course that is selected. Home students pay £9,250 (INR 9.25 lakh) per year. For international students, the fee ranges from £13,200-14,500 (INR 13.24-15 lakh) per year. As for living expenses in London, it is estimated that a student will need approximately £1,334 (INR 1.3 lakh) a month to meet accommodation costs, food, and other necessities.
Disclaimer! All course fees/salaries/expenses are indicative.