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

London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie

London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.

Researching new cancer treatments

A London Met academic and graduate have embarked on a cross-collaborative research project that aims to find new therapies for cancer patients.

Celebrating Europe’s first Professor of Nanotechnology Manufacturing, a London Met alumnus

Professor Terry Wilkins has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

London Met to open new Highbury Canteen

London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by the end of 2017.

London Met graduate appears on ITV Tonight Programme

London Met graduate, Aisling Phelan, recently appeared on ITV’s current affairs programme, Tonight.

London Met guest lecturer appeared on Bake Off

Dr Sue Bailey, who is a visiting lecturer in MSc Food Science at the University, appeared on the Great British Bake Off to talk about a historical Cambridge recipe.

Rising to the top

Chemistry BSc student chosen for highly sought after training week at GlaxoSmithKline.

A new home for London Met's Students' Union

London Metropolitan University has invested £1.2 million in the creation of a new home for its Students’ Union (SU).

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.

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Events from the School of Human Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 23 Nov 2017
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

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

Dietetic Career Event

Dietetic Career Event

Date 9 Jan 2018
Time 10:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Have you already applied to study Dietetics and Nutrition, or is it something you are considering? London Metropolitan University is holding a Dietetic Career Event where you can find out... 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