How do I know if you've received my application?

If you've applied via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or UCAS Teacher Training, they will send your information directly to us. UCAS and UTT will contact you directly regarding your application.

If you've applied directly to London Met, we'll enter your details into our database and send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. This email will include your student ID number, which you should use if you need to make an enquiry on the progress of your application.

It usually takes a few days for a new application to be processed and up to two or three weeks from the receipt of your application for a decision to be made. If you’ve allowed enough time for your application to reach us and would like to check whether we’ve received it, please contact us with your full name, date of birth and the title of the course you applied for.

How long will my application take?

The Admissions Office receives around 30,000 applications each year and at busy times it can take up to three weeks before you will hear from us. Please be patient – we'll be in touch as soon as a decision has been made. We aim to make a decision within two to three weeks of receipt of your application form, though processing times may vary depending on the time of year. Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections on the application form with accurate and comprehensive information as this will speed up the decision making. We'll contact you in writing to notify you of the decision. If you’ve applied via UCAS for an undergraduate programme, you should bear in mind that it may take up to two to three weeks for UCAS to send us your application details.

Although wherever possible we aim to make a decision based on the information given on your application, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your application further with a tutor. For some courses, such as MSc Social Work, PGCE courses or postgraduate programmes in psychology, shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an interview. Shortlisted applicants for postgraduate art and design or architecture courses will usually be asked to submit a portfolio of work for consideration.

If you’ve allowed enough time for your application to reach us and would like to check whether we’ve received it, please contact the Admissions Office with your full name, date of birth and the title of the course you applied for.

How can I check the progress of my application?

You'll be able to check the progress of your application via our applicant portal, where you'll also be able to view any correspondence that the University has sent you and upload supporting documents. We'll email you a username and password on receipt of your application.

Full-time undergraduate applicants can also view the status of their application via UCAS Track. As soon as a decision has been made, we'll communicate this to UCAS and you will be able to view this on Track.

Can I check on the progress of my friend or family member's application?

For reasons of data protection, we are unable to release any details of an application to a third party. If an applicant is unable to communicate with us directly, or would prefer for a correspondent to act on their behalf, we are happy to do so with their written consent. If they would like to give consent for us to discuss their application with a third party, they should contact the Admissions Office in writing at our address or send them an email.

They will need to provide full details (name, date of birth and address) of the person they are giving us permission to release information to. If they’re sending permission by email, it must be sent from the email address given on their original application form. If they know their application number, they should include this in the correspondence. Otherwise, they should include their full name, data of birth and the title of the course they have applied for. Once we have received their written permission, we will make a note of this and will be able to discuss their application with their nominated contact at any time.

How do you make a decision?

Applicants are evaluated on a range of qualities that include academic qualifications, work experience, written personal statement and references. These decisions are made by admissions officers in conjunction with tutors and are based on the agreed entry requirements for each course. Take a look at your chosen course page for details of entry requirements. We're committed to equal opportunities and non-discrimination.

My application has been unsuccessful. How can I find out the reasons why?

If your application is unsuccessful it will not have been without due consideration. It may be that you don’t currently have sufficient qualifications and/or experience for the course you’ve applied for. To check the entry requirements for your course, please check the relevant course page.

We consider all unsuccessful applications for alternative courses wherever possible. For instance, if you applied for an undergraduate degree course and were unsuccessful, your application will have automatically been considered for a suitable extended degree or foundation course.

If you’d like to know the full reason for the decision on your application, you can write to the Admissions Office at London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB. Please include your application number and your full name and date of birth on any correspondence you send us. We will then reply to you with feedback within two to three working weeks.

What's the difference between a conditional and an unconditional offer?

An unconditional offer is a definite offer of a place on the course you’ve applied for based on your existing qualifications and/or experience. If you receive an unconditional offer, you’ve already met all our entry criteria for the course and will not need to fulfil any further conditions. A conditional offer is an offer that is subject to you achieving specified criteria, which will be outlined in the offer letter you receive. For instance, your offer may be subject to you passing your current course with certain grades or be dependent on you passing English language exams or providing suitable references. Once you’ve met all the conditions we have specified in full, your offer will be made unconditional. 

And what should I do if I receive one?

All offers are subject to the University's standard terms and conditions. If you wish to take up your offer of a place, you should follow the instructions provided in your offer email. If you’ve applied via UCAS, you should accept your offer via UCAS Track when advised by UCAS to do so.

I have a conditional offer and have received my results. Who should I send them to?

If you've applied through UCAS for a full-time undergraduate course starting in September and have taken A levels, AS levels, Diploma, BTEC, SQA or Irish Leaving Certificate qualifications in early summer, UCAS will send your results directly to us. If you’ll be receiving results for qualifications other than these, please upload good quality scanned copies of your qualifications to your record in the applicant portal. Please do not send original certificates or result slips through the post. If you’re accepted and you come to enrol at the University, you will show the original documents on enrolment.

I'm worried I won't achieve the grades specified on the conditions of my offer. What should I do?

It’s always difficult to predict the outcome of exams and assessments. Unless it's become impossible for you to meet the conditions of your offer, we won’t usually make any changes to the offer we’ve made you until we’ve received your final results. Even though you may feel you have not performed well, you may achieve better results that you expect!

If you’ve met the conditions laid out when we receive your final results, we’ll make your offer unconditional. If your results fall below the offer criteria, your application will be reviewed in full by an admissions tutor. Depending on your results and other details on your application form (eg previous qualifications, references and personal statement) we may still be able to make your offer unconditional. If we’re not able to offer you an unconditional place on the course of your choice, we’ll consider you for the closest possible alternative, eg a foundation degree in a related subject.

I’ve received an offer from you but would like to change to a different course. Is this possible?

If you’re holding a conditional or unconditional offer at London Met and would like to change to a different course, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Because entry requirements vary, we’ll usually need to reconsider your application if you wish to change to a different subject area. If your offer is conditional and your request for a change of course is accepted, the conditions of your offer may change.

If you would like your application to be reconsidered for another course, you can request this by contacting the Admissions Office. Please include your full name and application number in your correspondence. You may also wish to submit another personal statement in support of your application for the new course if you feel the statement on your existing form may not be relevant. We’ll aim to make a decision within two to three weeks of receipt of your request and will contact you in writing to notify you of the decision.

Can I defer my offer?

Deferring your offer to another year is subject to a number of factors. If you wish to defer, it's important that you contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible to discuss your options. Please quote your full name, date of birth and application ID number.

What happens after I have been accepted?

About a month before your course starts, you'll receive a joining pack in the post. This will provide all the information you need to enrol at London Met. All new students will be required to attend the welcome programme sessions before the commencement of classes. These compulsory sessions will provide you with an introduction to University facilities and the people related to your course. You'll also enrol and receive your timetable during the welcome programme.

New students should complete the online pre-enrolment process. Your email of admission will provide details of your username and password with information on how to access your student records and pre-enrol for your studies. You'll need to read the instructions carefully so that you can access your personal enrolment details online. Please pay particular attention to the sections that provide information on what do if you cannot log in to our Evision system. Joining instructions for undergraduate and postgraduate courses are also published on our website as soon as they’re available. If you have any concerns regarding enrolling or starting your course, please contact the Admissions Office. Please note, late applicants will receive joining information as soon as possible once an offer has been made.

Where can I access information on timetables and reading lists for my course?

Detailed information on all our courses, including module outlines, provisonal timetables and suggested booklists, can be found on our course and module information pages. Please note that our courses are regularly reviewed and updated so module information (including timetable information and booklists) may be subject to change. If you still have further questions about the structure or content of the course you have applied for, please contact the Admissions Office who will be happy to put you in touch with the course leader.

I’ve applied to London Met and have changed my address. What should I do?

Please update your address details by logging into the applicant portal.

Can I get a scholarship?

Details of all our available scholarship programmes can be found on our scholarship information pages. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship at London Met, you'll need to be holding an unconditional offer of a place on one of our courses. You'll therefore need to apply for a place on the course of your choice before making a scholarship application. Full details of our entry requirements for international students are available on the international pages of our website.

How do I know if I'm eligible for home fees?

For many students your fee status will already have been assessed as part of the course application process, or by your Local Authority (LA) or the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). If you have not yet been assessed, this will be done at enrolment. Your fee status will affect the amount of tuition fees you'll have to pay and any additional bursaries that you may be entitled to. There are two categories of fee status, home/EU and overseas.

The University follows the criteria set by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). If you wish to query your fee status, you should complete the University's Fee Assessment Questionnaire and return your completed form to the Admissions Office.

What level of English do I need if English is not my first language?

We usually require applicants for whom English is a second language to have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) qualification in English, or an equivalent qualification at an appropriate level. As a general rule, we usually require a qualification equivalent to:

  • IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all components for entry on to our International Foundation Programme for September start
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components for entry on to our bachelor's degree programmes
  • IELTS 6.5-7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components for entry on to our master's programmes and direct entry into Years 2 and 3 of our bachelor's degree programmes

These requirements may vary slightly depending on the course you apply for. Exemption from the English language requirements can only be assessed on receipt of a full application form. Full details of our English language requirements can be found in our international section. If you require any further help regarding English language requirements, you can email our International Office

How do I apply for a professional course?

Information on all of our professional courses can be found in our courses section, where you'll also find details on how to apply.

What short courses do you have available?

We offer a range of short, professional and continuing development courses. Visit our courses section for a full list of available courses.

How often will I need to go to the University?

Our undergraduate degree courses operate on a modular basis, with 30-credit core and 15-credit optional modules where available. The academic year consists of two 14-week semesters and each 30-credit module lasts for a year. Full-time students take four modules per semester, amounting to 120 credits per year. Part-time students can take a maximum of three modules per semester. If you wish to complete a part-time degree within four years, you'll need to study at this rate. However, the part-time programmes are designed for flexibility and it's possible to take fewer modules per semester and spread the course over a longer period of time if you wish.

Students will have one lecture per week for each module. Lectures usually consist of two to three hours in the morning or the afternoon, or between 6 and 9pm in the evening. An indication of whether your course runs part-time in the evening or during the day can be found on the relevant course page. Timetables are dependent on the modules you choose and when they're scheduled for. For part-time courses your timetable will also depend on how many modules you wish to take.

Please note that part-time study is not available to non-EU citizens planning to stay in the UK on a student visa as this would involve less than 15 hours of study per week.

Do you provide accommodation?

The Student Accommodation Bureau offers a broad portfolio of properties to meet the needs of our students. While the University doesn't manage any of its own accommodation, you can choose from a wide range of privately owned halls of residence. We also provide information and guidance on private rented accommodation, single semester accommodation, hostels, homestay and short-stay accommodation.