We love to welcome mature learners to London Met
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.
Find the help and support you need
Find somewhere to live during your studies
Coming to study in London is an exciting experience and we can help you find somewhere affordable and comfortable to live.
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
Discover what help and advice is available
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..."
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."
"London Met has one advantage that most other universities do not have, and that is the preparatory foundation year."
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."
Occupational Psychology MSc
"As a mature student, I was concerned that I would feel a bit out of place. However, from the very first day I was made very welcome."
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."
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."
Studying at London Met
Apply for an undergraduate degree
Find out all you need to know about studying an undergraduate course at London Met, including information about funding your studies and accommodation.