School of Human Sciences

Offering a wide range of courses in subjects including science, dietetics, and sport.

The School of Human Sciences offers a wide range of courses in subjects including applied biology, biomedical sciences, chemical and pharmaceutical Sciences, nutrition and dietetics, and sports science and therapy. Students have access to an impressive range of specialist facilities as well as support from experienced, highly qualified and enthusiastic academics. Graduates of our human sciences degrees have gone on to work for companies such as the NHS, the Nutrition Society, Arsenal and Chelsea Football Clubs, and GlaxoSmithKline, working as consultant nutritionists, sports therapists, lab researchers, food technologists, microbiology technicians, biotechnologists and more.

Benefit from world-class facilities

One of the School of Human Sciences’ greatest assets is our £30 million Science Centre, which features a superlab with more than 280 workstations and is one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe. It also houses specialist laboratories for tissue culture research and microbiology, a nuclear magnetic resonance room, a Category 3 laboratory suite for research on airborne or transferable viruses, nutritional physiology and food technology labs. Students studying sport-related subjects can benefit from London Met’s sports therapy clinic and fitness assessment centre, both of which are found within this impressive £30 million facility.

Gain accreditation

Many of our human sciences courses are accredited by professional bodies. These include the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the British Dietetic Association, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Join an active research community

The School of Human Sciences is home to a vibrant research community, which investigates and addresses important scientific challenges. The School has also established a number of research centres and groups, including the Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Centre, the Molecular Systems for Health Research Group, and the Public Health Nutrition and Food Microbiology Research Group.

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Latest news from the School of Human Sciences

Bringing a novel viewpoint to microbes in food

Dr Hamid Ghoddusi has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes by the Food Standards Agency.

London Met brings chemistry to life

Chemistry BSc students have been using 3D printing to give their learning an extra dimension.

Smiles all around as graduates celebrate their achievements

Students celebrate their success at London Met by formally graduating in front of friends and family at the Barbican.

Green recognition for Students’ Union

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.

London Met breaks another graduate employment record

Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.

Getting college students into Higher Education

London Metropolitan University’s new online toolkit a hit with college students.

Windfall Fruit Jellies triumph

Five students from Food Science MSc have been awarded bronze in the finals for Ecotrophelia UK 2017, a national food innovation competition.

The bacteria and mould lurking on London’s public transport

Dr Paul Matewele, in collaboration with insurers Staveley Head, found 121 different bacteria and mould on London’s public transport system.

Leading the way in food innovation

A group of students from Food Science MSc have been shortlisted for Ecotrophelia UK 2017, a national food innovation competition.

Students showcase their work at British Conference of Undergraduate Research

Five students from London Met were selected to present their research at this year’s British Conference of Undergraduate Research.

St James’s Palace hosts ‘inspiring’ London Met enterprise awards

Big Idea Challenge 2017 showcases London Met’s contribution to innovation and enterprise in the capital.

Vaccinations: what next?

In recognition of World Immunization Week, Dr Gary McLean reflects on the next steps for immunisation programmes.

London Met students have their research posters displayed in Parliament

Sports Science student Elena Luca and Biochemistry student Jorge Moreira represented London Met in Parliament research event.

Low carbohydrate diets should be considered for diabetes management

Review by London Met examines effectiveness of low carbohydrate diet on diabetes management.

The truth about reusing plastic water bottles

Dr Paul Matewele appeared on BBC One to discuss the bacteria found in reused plastic water bottles.

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Events from the School of Human Sciences

Awash with Ideas

Awash with Ideas

Date 20 Sep 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Join us for our large Street Party event on Wednesday 20 September 2017 as part of the Making Matters series, organised in conjunction with the London Design Festival. Awash with Ideas... more

Mini Open Day - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Mini Open Day - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Date 11 Oct 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in studying with us on human sciences, social sciences, social professions, computing and digital media subjects (see subject area list below). We... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 14 Oct 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Date 8 Nov 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on human sciences, social sciences, social professions, computing and digital media subjects (see subject area list below). We... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 25 Nov 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 11 Jan 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open evening is for those who are interested in studying any undergraduate or postgraduate subject with us. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices... more

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Date 24 Jan 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on human sciences, social sciences, social professions, computing and digital media subjects (see subject area list below). We... more