London Metropolitan University

United Kingdom


London Metropolitan University dates back to evening classes hosted for young men in Bishopsgate in 1848. The university was formed when the University of North London and London Guildhall University merged in 2002 and hosts more than 12,000 students a year. This includes international students from more than 140 countries.

The university has been recognised in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 where it ranked best in London and sixth in the UK for its teaching quality. The Guardian’s University Guide has placed it in the Top 100 universities in the UK and it has moved into the QS World University Rankings in recent years for the first time.

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The university boasts state-of-the-art learning, library and IT facilities. This includes a mock courtroom, purpose-built art, design and recording studios. There’s also a £100,000 journalism newsroom and a £30m Science Centre which is one of the largest teaching labs in Europe.

Studying at London Metropolitan University means being right at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. There are nearly 900 art galleries in the city alone, along with countless museums, music venues, restaurants, bars and much more.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in student life at London Metropolitan University. You could join in with the student magazine Verve Magazine or Verve Radio. There are more than 50 societies to join as well as sports teams across a wide range of sports.


The university puts job prospects at the heart of its curriculum by helping students find placements, work experience and voluntary opportunities. All undergraduate courses include some form of work-related learning, such as a placement, client project or on-campus work experience. There is also an Accelerator based at the Student Enterprise team, a business incubator designed to help entrepreneurs get started. It offers startup advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources and several student businesses started here.



by QS