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 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.

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.

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Events from the School of Social Professions

 The School of Social Professions' Workshop Thursday

The School of Social Professions' Workshop Thursday

Date 19 Apr 2018
Time 1:00 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' Workshop Thursday   Would you like to review and develop your study skills? Would you like... more

Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art: a talk with Takaya Fujii

Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art: a talk with Takaya Fujii

Date 19 Apr 2018
Time 2:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

You are cordially invited to a talk with guest artist Takaya Fujii about Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art. Ikebana, the ancient Japanese tradition of floral arrangement, often surprises the viewer... more

The School of Social Professions' Dissertation Club

The School of Social Professions' Dissertation Club

Date 20 Apr 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' Dissertation Club   Are you a final year student concerned about your final-year project/ dissertation? Do... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 23 Apr 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

Cabin Fever with Hello Wood: a MASS at Cass event

Cabin Fever with Hello Wood: a MASS at Cass event

Date 23 Apr 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
16 Goulston Street

MASS (Metropolitan Architecture Student Society) welcomes Hello Wood, an award winning Hungarian practice, who are hosting their ninth annual summer school, 'Cabin Fever'.  Hello Wood provides a unique experience in the... more

Concrete Soldiers: a film screening

Concrete Soldiers: a film screening

Date 24 Apr 2018
Time 6:30 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
16 Goulston Street

The documentary film 'Concrete Soldiers UK', released in December 2017, is directed by Nikita Woolfe, and narrated by journalist Andy Worthington. It tells the story of the destruction of council... more

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 30 Apr 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 3 May 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' Dissertation Club

The School of Social Professions' Dissertation Club

Date 4 May 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' Dissertation Club   Are you a final year student concerned about your final-year project/ dissertation? Do... more

Social Professions Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions Pop-Up Colloquia

Date 10 May 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

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

The School of Social Professions' Study Club

Date 14 May 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

Social Professions Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions Pop-Up Colloquia

Date 14 Jun 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

Social Professions Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions 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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 14 Jul 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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