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.

Study at London Met

Latest news from the School of Social Professions

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.

Teacher training course awarded additional places

An additional 11 places, a rise of 25 per cent, have been awarded to the Primary PGCE course at London Met.

How can we reduce the risk of dementia?

In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Snorri Rafnsson reflects on the stress of dementia in the UK and the lifestyle changes that could reduce the risk of developing dementia.

Meet the Youth Studies student out to make a difference

“Before joining London Met, I didn’t realise you could be paid to do something you love,” says Youth Studies student, Hassan Saeed.

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.

London Met expert teaches at UN seminar

A London Metropolitan University lecturer recently delivered a guest lecture in Iceland as part of a global programme.

Encouraging healthier out of home food provision

A new toolkit aims to tackle the national obesity crisis.

London Met to host Health, Housing and Community Conference

The University will be hosting a one day conference to raise awareness about how health can be improved in community settings.

New partnership offers Early Childhood Studies graduates employment in Germany

London Met partnership will offer more employment opportunities than ever before.

Improving Housing Services

The innovative housing course aims to develop Lewisham residents’ skills and job prospects and increase employment in the area.

Stacey wins President’s Trophy of Excellence

Stacey Anderson was awarded the President's Trophy of Excellence by Springfield Youth Club in recognition of her dedication to the work she undertook while on placement.

London Met students give back to the community

Four London Met students currently volunteer for Family Mosaic, a housing association providing affordable homes throughout London.

Homeless research inspires Family Day at London Met

Inspired by London Met research, a Valentine’s Day themed event allowed students to bring their children into the University for one day.

Think First Before You Write

A London Met Senior Lecturer presented two papers in an international conference in South Africa.

New scheme allows students to bring their children into University for one day

Love London Met will follow up on national research and open its doors to registered student’s children for one day.

Further information

Events from the School of Social Professions

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 29 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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 1 Jul 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue Please refer to the event description for the location.

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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 20 Jul 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 27 Jul 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 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

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 24 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue

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

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