School of Social Professions

Focusing on employability and developing graduates for the world of work.

The School of Social Professions offers theory and practice-based courses concerned with rapidly changing policy areas such as education, early childhood, community development, health, social work and youth work. We also offer a range of PGCEs, including PGCE school direct courses which give you the opportunity to obtain your teaching qualification while working at one of our partner schools. Courses in these areas offer exceptional career-building opportunities and London Metropolitan University students studying in these fields have gone on to become teachers, social workers and charity workers, serving society by working for organisations such as the NHS, schools, housing associations and charities.

Learn from practitioners

Taught by a dedicated body of staff with extensive practitioner experience, you’ll be guided through carefully structured programmes designed to prepare you for a progressive career in these areas. Many of our courses are endorsed and accredited by professional bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council and the Institute of Healthcare Management.

Benefit from a culture of research

Research undertaken by our academic staff is regularly published in industry journals, and staff often contribute to advisory groups, government policy and national television and radio programmes. Active research with an international focus underpins our courses and teaching is enriched by several significant centres of research associated with the School. Transforming lives and making a real impact on society, our research has been applied to innovative training projects, manuals for best practice, tailor-made short courses and executive training.

Gain industry connections

We make the most of our London location by maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and professional bodies. The School works with a number of public service organisations including the Youth Justice Board, Skills for Health, the Ministry of Justice and the Social Policy Association to develop bespoke training to meet our students' needs for specific management and leadership development skills.

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Latest news from the School of Social Professions

Improving the standard of social work

The University has been commissioned to form part of a social work Teaching Partnership funded by the Department of Education.

Continued success for London Met Social Work

London Met’s Social Work department has recognised as one of the best in London by the North East London Partnership.

Success for Lewisham tenants

London Met works with Lewisham Homes each year to award tenants qualifications to improve their employability.

Peer-reviewing postgraduate research

Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.

EVENT: Histories in Professional Education: recovering silenced lives

The University is hosting a free one-day seminar exploring historical themes, methods and resources to enhance study, teaching and research across the social professions.

EVENT: Wellbeing in higher education

London Met to host a conference discussing staff wellbeing in universities on on Wednesday 4 July. Colleagues from across the sector are invited to attend.

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.

London Met takes part in ‘Lost Trades of Islington’ project with Age UK

Recording the memories of those who worked in industries no longer existing in Islington.

Taking part in Moving Medicine

Justin Webb, senior lecturer in Health and Social Care, is taking part in a series of national discussions to improve and develop cancer interventions and resources.

Expert commentary: cancer and obesity

Justin Webb, senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University, comments on the recent news that obesity can be linked to the cause of cancer.

Encouraging cancer survivors to Move More

Justin Webb, senior lecturer in Health and Social Care BSc, is trialling his toolkit aimed at helping cancer survivors Move More.

Engaging with students using relevant and interesting research

London Metropolitan University is committed to improving student’s employability after graduation.

London Met to be sole provider of social work training award

The University is the only higher education institution which has been granted the contract to deliver the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment award.

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Events from the School of Social Professions

MASStravaganza Exhibition After Party

MASStravaganza Exhibition After Party

Date 21 Jun 2018
Time 8:00 PM
Venue 7 Roach Road
Fish Island

Ending another school year in the only way  know how - join us for MASSstravaganza, The Cass Exhibition After Party at Stour Space. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, whilst DJs Tom Brownhill and Fertile... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 27 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

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

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Date 5 Jul 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Social Professions Pop-up Colloquia   We extend a warm invitation to our Summer series of ‘pop-up’ colloquia, where doctoral students, their supervisors, academics, and professionals come together to discuss recently published papers... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 19 Jul 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

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