Important information about the University

Our key statistics

London Metropolitan University had a total of 12,864 UK-based higher education students in 2015–16, of which:

  • 38.5% were male / 61.5% were female
  • 9,863 were studying full-time / 3,001 were studying part-time (76.7% / 23.3%)
  • 9,947 were undergraduate / 2,917 were postgraduate (77.3% / 22.7%)
  • 57.1% were from a black or minority ethnic background (7,340 students)
  • 48.3% were aged 25 or older (6,211 students)
  • 12.6% had a known disability (1,624 students)
  • 96.2% were Home / EU students (based on their domicile) and 3.8% were overseas; the full breakdown was:
    • UK domicile – 11,279 students
    • other EU domicile – 1,099 students
    • overseas domicile – 485 students
  • 148 distinct nationalities were represented; the geographical breakdown was:
    • UK – 7,999
    • EU – 2,956
    • overseas – 1,902, of which:
      • Africa – 882
      • Asia – 481
      • North America – 167
      • Other Europe – 156 (includes mainly Turkey, Norway, Russia and Switzerland)
      • Middle East – 122
      • South America – 74
      • Australasia – 20
    • unknown – 7
  • 98.3% of the young, full-time, undergraduate students who entered London Metropolitan University in 2015–16 were from state schools or colleges

In 2015–16 London Metropolitan had a total of 3,663 collaborative students who were studying at overseas partner institutions.