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

Taking on the world...one marshmallow at a time

The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge Creative category has been shortlisted for a national food innovation prize with ‘Fabamallow,’ a vegan chocolate covered marshmallow.

Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards

Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.

A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018

With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.

Students present research findings to peers

Seven students from London Metropolitan University recently presented their research results at the prestigious British Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Developing new vaccinations for a silent killer

Dr Gary McLean, a Reader in Molecular Immunology at London Metropolitan University, worked as part of an international research team to investigate a new vaccine to combat a virus.

London Met experts help designer to turn chewing gum waste into recycled products

Entrepreneur worked with the Polymers department at London Met to create Gumdrop.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.

Chemistry students undertaking apprenticeships at Unilever

Three part-time Chemistry BSc students are currently working with one of the world's leading consumer-goods company, Unilever.

Is there life on Mars?

Dr Kevin Devine, senior lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at London Met, has worked collaboratively on research which suggests bacterial life on Mars could exist.

Representing London Met at Parliament

Two London Met students have presented their dissertation research at Westminster Palace.

Even more quality teaching at London Metropolitan University

The University is committed to delivering education to the highest standard. A focus is placed on supporting academic staff to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Contributing knowledge to sports therapists

A Sports Therapy professional has contributed to a leading trade publication, drawing on his personal experience with a debilitating sporting injury.

Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met

University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.

Chemistry student stars on Pointless

A London Met Chemistry student put his knowledge to the test and appeared on the BBC’s hit show, Pointless.

Presenting on feeding difficulties at a national conference

Keira Hall, a London Met 2017 graduate, presented her dissertation findings on feeding difficulties and malnutrition at a high profile national conference.

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Events from the School of Human Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 7 Jun 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue Tower Building
166-220 Holloway Road

Touring our Holloway campus* is an excellent way to experience life at London Metropolitan University. One of our student ambassadors will guide you around our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the... more

Digital Toybox 2018

Digital Toybox 2018

Date 14 Jun 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University, Rocket entrance
166-220 Holloway Rd

The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show is an annual event, with a strong emphasis on games, media, animation, engineering projects, mobile apps and electronic toys. Our students... more

Open Day - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Day - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 30 Jun 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know about... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 18 Aug 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know about studying... more

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 30 Aug 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open evening is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know... more