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

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.

London Met in front on Teacher Apprenticeship assessment

Three months after the announcement of an apprenticeship for teachers, London Met becomes first higher education institution to provide end point assessment for the new entry route.

Even more quality teaching at London Metropolitan University

The University is committed to delivering education to the highest standard. A focus is placed on supporting academic staff to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met

University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.

London Met students hear about life as a Social Worker

London Metropolitan University recently hosted Karen Goodman of the British Association of Social Workers.

London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards

Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

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 March 2018.

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.

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Events from the School of Social Professions

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 26 Feb 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The Forgotten Sufragettes: a talk

The Forgotten Sufragettes: a talk

Date 26 Feb 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
16 Goulston Street

The People's Representation Act of 1918 was a triumphant moment, allowing millions of women to cast their vote for the first time. Yet that day was not a celebration for... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 5 Mar 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

Do human rights conflict with national security?

Do human rights conflict with national security?

Date 7 Mar 2018
Time 4:30 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

A panel discussion with Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds of the Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee, Adam Wagner and Jem Collins of the campaigning group RightsInfo, and Rachael Jolley, editor of Index on Censorship. As the Human... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 8 Mar 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

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 12 Mar 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 19 Mar 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 22 Mar 2018
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

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 26 Mar 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 2 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 9 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 16 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 23 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 30 Apr 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 7 May 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 14 May 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 21 May 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 28 May 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 4 Jun 2018
Time 12:00 PM
Venue

*This event is open only to students in School of Social Professions*  The School of Social Professions' Study Club   Are you concerned about your studies? Would you like us to review your... more

Mini Open Day - All subjects

Mini Open Day - All subjects

Date 20 Jun 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in any of the subjects we offer. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices you... more