"We value our mature students at London Met. They bring a wealth of life experiences with them which enrich their studies, and those that study with them. We understand that many mature students come to us without having traditional qualifications.
I was a mature student myself, starting my degree after I had my two children, and so completely appreciate the difficulties and time restraints that older students have. Juggling family commitments or work – or both (!) with studying can be challenging but is so rewarding and you will complete your studies with not only a degree, but with confidence, new skills and lifelong friends.
We have a variety of degree programmes to choose from, many of which offer work placements to make sure you are fully prepared for when you graduate.
London Metropolitan University is unique in that almost 68% of our student cohort are mature students, and our strength is that we offer a supportive learning and teaching environment for our students. We know that you are unique too so come and join us!"
Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice-Chancellor
We are proud to have a diverse student cohort – almost 68% of whom are mature learners – and their contribution to the University is invaluable.
Mature students don't necessarily need formal qualifications to study with us. You're considered a mature student if you're aged 21 or older when you start your first undergraduate degree course. If you have relevant work or life experience, are enthusiastic and committed, then we invite you to come to one of our Open Days.
We understand that many of you have commitments outside of university and we are proud to say we have a student/parent liaison adviser at London Met, Susie McLoughlin, who can provide information on financial and other matters regarding being a student and a parent.
We can also help you apply to university with our UCAS Application Workshops.
We offer incredible support here at London Met. Take a look below.
Did you know you can shadow a London Met student? If you're aged 21 or older, you can spend an hour or two or even a whole day with a current student and see if university is for you. Find out more about our Shadow a Student scheme.
Do you need help understanding the university process or have questions about what university involves? Then book on to one of our free Saturday morning sessions and our Mature Learner Outreach Officer Marina will endeavour to answer all your questions.
Find the help and support you need
Funding your studies
Find out what financial support is available
Discover what funding you're entitled to, help us take the stress out of those funding application forms and get help with student finance queries
Disability and dyslexia support
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London Met welcomes students with disabilities, long-term medical or mental health conditions or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) such as dyslexia.
Get help to increase your employability
Improve your career prospects
In addition to helping students find part-time work opportunities while studying, London Met provides career guidance even beyond graduation.
Library Services, supporting your success
With a wide range of study areas and facilities, access to extensive study materials and helpful and well-informed staff, our library services are here to help you succeed.
Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU)
Services for refugee health professionals
The Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU) provides careers advice, guidance and skills development for refugee health professionals.
Access advice from one of our student hubs
We have student hubs at each of our three campuses to help you get advice and guidance from staff.
Get involved with student life
Find out more about the Students' Union
The Students' Union is the place to go for student discounts, clubs and societies, independent advice, representation, volunteering opportunities and more.
Hear from some of our mature learners
Syed Enam Ahammad
Legal Practice Course – PG Dip, Law with International Relations – LLB (Hons)
"During my course, I visited the Local Authority’s offices and town hall, The House of Commons and The House of Lords..."
International Relations BA (Hons)
"London Met gives you a platform to shine. The sky is the limit..."
Fine Art BA, Fine Art (Painting) MA
"The workshops are like playgrounds for adults. The technicians and the school keepers are very friendly, and they really go out of their way to help out. Also at The Cass you get your own studio even if you are part-time, on both the BA and MA."
"They have a lot of support in place to help students to achieve their best."
"London Met has one advantage that most other universities do not have, and that is the preparatory foundation year."
Education Studies BA (Hons)
"I’m grateful that the University took me in and gave me opportunities."
Fine Art BA
"Integration is one of the most palpable characteristics of this University. I never felt in any way different being a mature student."
International Business Management BSc
"To study International Business Management in such a multicultural and diverse environment was a wonderful experience. I also valued how lecturers interacted with us during workshops."
Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts BA (Hons)
"It was incredibly technical, we learnt perfect bench skills, argued what art and design meant and made amazing things."
Chemistry Extended Degree – BSc (Hons)
"Thanks to London Met I finally had something to wake up excited about. This University has given me the chance to push and strive for something I am passionate about."
Sociology and Social Policy BA
"I felt happy being here. The vibe was great and it was diverse and you could see from the way the teachers spoke, especially at the open day, that I'd just feel at home."
Event Management BA
"I spoke to the head of the course, who said that London Met had a diverse mix of students from all backgrounds and ages and I would not feel out of place as a mature student."
Watch films featuring some of our mature students
Studying at London Met
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Find out all you need to know about studying an undergraduate course at London Met, including information about funding your studies and accommodation.