Important information about the University

Our key statistics

London Metropolitan University had a total of 12,146 UK-based higher education students in 2016–17, of which:

  • 37.6% were male / 62.4% were female
  • 9,249 were studying full-time / 2,897 were studying part-time (76.1% / 23.9%)
  • 9,404 were undergraduate / 2,742 were postgraduate (77.4% / 22.6%)
  • 60.1% were from a black or minority ethnic background (7,295 students)
  • 51.1% were aged 25 or older (6,254 students)
  • 12.9% had a known disability (1,561 students)
  • 97% were Home / EU students (based on their domicile) and 3% were overseas; the full breakdown was:
    • UK domicile – 10,918 students
    • other EU domicile – 862 students
    • overseas domicile – 366 students
  • 146 distinct nationalities were represented; the geographical breakdown was:
    • UK – 7,582
    • EU – 2,720
    • overseas – 1,691, of which:
      • Africa – 899
      • Asia – 425
      • North America – 172
      • Other Europe – 148 (includes Turkey, Norway, Russia and Switzerland)
      • Middle East – 122
      • South America – 60
      • Australasia – 13
    • unknown – 5
  • 97.2% of the young, full-time, undergraduate students who entered London Metropolitan University in 2016–17 were from state schools or colleges

In 2016–17 London Metropolitan had a total of 3,732 collaborative students who were studying at overseas partner institutions.