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

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Where can a Community Development and Leadership degree take you?

London Met graduates tell us where they are working now they have finished their degrees and the different paths a degree can take you.

Top prize goes to Basildon Council student

London Met’s Health and Community Development students have the chance to win £100 from the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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.

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).

Education Studies graduate’s work shortlisted for global award

Education Studies BA graduate, Kelly Power, had her work shortlisted at this year’s Undergraduate Awards Programme.

Teacher training to recruit for 2018/19

London Met given 'green light' to help overcome chronic teacher shortage in the London region.

Science, Technology and Medicine

Dr Yolanda Eraso co-organised a global conference to explore the importance of interdisciplinarity in the study of cancer.

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.

Teacher training completion rates exceed sector average

The latest figures, released by the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team, show that London Met exceeds the sector average for Teacher Training completion rates.

Evaluating the effectiveness of mentoring teachers of young children in early year education

New research, in collaboration with Shippensburg University, to look into the role of mentoring teachers of young children.

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.

Discussing Power, the People and the UK Constitution post-Brexit

Dr Diana Stirbu will co-host a workshop on the future relationship between the nations of the UK post Brexit in a half-day event.

Going the extra mile to help students secure employment

The Teacher Education department held an employment fair on 6 June to introduce students to prospective employers about permanent roles.

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Events from the School of Social Professions

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 14 Dec 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

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

Social Policy Pop-up Colloquium - Personal, relational and intimate geographies of austerity: ethical and empirical considerations

Social Policy Pop-up Colloquium - Personal, relational and intimate geographies of austerity: ethical and empirical considerations

Date 1 Feb 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

  You are invited to join the next in a series of 'pop-up colloquia' exploring recently published academic research surrounding social policy issues in relation to children, young people and families'... more