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London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range of courses across two London campuses.

The Aldgate campus is home to the University’s architecture, art and design courses, with all other subjects being taught at the Holloway campus. This campus in north London has developed into a modern, progressive learning centre and over the last 100 years has developed a strong reputation for widening access to education for those around the world.

London is an exciting and culturally diverse city with immense opportunities in terms of work, education and social life, making it a popular a destination for international students. London Met boasts an active and involved population of international students, and offers advice and assistance with accommodation, funding and careers, as well as academic and wellbeing support.

About the University

Students studying at London Met receive excellent specialised tuition, offering a wide number of high-quality courses covering various subject areas. This is underpinned by the expertise of experienced academic staff and access to world-class resources. When studying at the university students also have access to all communal spaces including libraries, cafes and eateries. London Met also have superb links to businesses and the six distinct schools at London Met link into various sectors and harness research opportunities for staff and students alike helping to create an engaging and diverse learning experience.

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. For example, the university provides outstanding support for those with disabilities and dyslexia, offering them an accessible education at a high level.

Facilities

London Met’s two campuses are at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities and can currently be found in Holloway and Aldgate. Each campus includes a student hub for students to access advice and guidance in a convenient location. There are impressive, subject-specific facilities giving students on numerous courses a competitive edge. These include a £30 million Science Centre, a mock courtroom, a cutting-edge newsroom, specialist art, architecture and design studios and workshops, and a purpose-built TV studio.

For financial and business students, London Met is one of the few universities to have direct use of Bloomberg data and analytics via its Bloomberg Room. Technical resources such as some of the most advanced Cisco Labs in London are available to students as well as inspirational studio spaces and workshops at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. These facilities have helped students to innovate and create and propelled graduates to win prestigious prizes such as RIBA President’s Medals and the Turner Prize and plus.

Specialty areas

London Met is comprised of six specialist schools offering students a range of courses and access to top range facilities as well as dedicated, experienced, first-class teaching staff. Portfolio offered at London Met exceeds 200 different courses. Some of our most popular subjects include: Business and Marketing, Law, Translation and Conference Interpreting, Art, Design, Architecture, Psychology, Information Systems, Computer Science and Sport Science. 

Accommodation

London Met assists students in securing a place in halls of residence, which are large, purpose-built student accommodation buildings usually divided into self-contained flats. The cost almost always includes utility bills so you don't have to worry about extra payments for gas, water, electricity and Wi-Fi – everything is included in the price. They will usually have on-site management and maintenance staff during the day and security staff during the night. 

Location

The Aldgate campus is home to the university’s architecture, art and design courses. It is located close to Liverpool Street station and 15 minutes from landmarks such as the Big Ben or London Eye. All other subjects are taught at the Holloway campus which is opposite Holloway road tube station and next to the Arsenal stadium. 

All buildings, whether used for study or accommodation, are secure, with the relevant monitoring and safety features. London is a diverse, multicultural city which welcomes international students and offers a safe environment for all.

History

London Metropolitan University has a rich history with strong educational roots dating back to 1848.

The University as it is today was created in 2002 with the merging of London Guildhall University and the University of North London, the first merger between two universities in the UK. Its roots, however, lie firmly in the nineteenth century with the establishment of the Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men in 1848.

Over the past 100 years, our north London campus has developed into a modern, progressive centre with a strong reputation for widening access into education.

For more information about applying to London Metropolitan University, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.

Student population: 9,618

Number of international students: Approximately 10% and 140 nationalities represented 

City population: 8.9 million

Location: Holloway and Aldgate, London

Closest airports: All London Airports

Cost of Tuition per year: 
Jan 2021: starting from £12,700
September 2021: starting from £13,200

Accommodation cost: from £150 per week 

International students at London Met

London Metropolitan University - Why I Love London Met - Across the Pond

London Metropolitan University - Being an International Student in London - Across the Pond

London Metropolitan University - Housing options - Across the Pond

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