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.

Latest news from the School of Human Sciences

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.

Food Matters for London Met

London Met students share their expertise with hundreds of food sector companies and organisations.

Chemistry’s rising star

Chemistry BSc student chosen as one of 20 high calibre chemists from across Europe for training week at GlaxoSmithKline.

London Met chemistry research named most cited

A London Met-led research paper is in the top 1% of most cited chemistry articles for 2015/16.

Leading researcher talks to London Met about living indefinitely

Notable biomedical gerontologist Dr Aubrey de Grey talks ageing and regeneration at London Met.

Who is responsible for accurate science reporting?"

Senior Lecturers Dr Samir Nuseibeh and Dr Esther Murray participated in an open debate 'Reading the news is bad for your health', scientists say

Freshers fair: destination London Met

The School of Human Sciences has hosted the first fair for extended degree students in their foundation year, called “Freshers fair: destination London Met”.

Further information

Events from the School of Human Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 1 Jun 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
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

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 7 Jun 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 Life Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (see subject area list below). We know that considering... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 15 Jun 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
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

Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date 22 Jun 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 29 Jun 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 1 Jul 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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 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 5 Jul 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in studying with us on Life Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (see subject area list below). We know that considering... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 19 Aug 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 2 Sep 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 7 Oct 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 4 Nov 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 2 Dec 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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