At London Metropolitan University, all of our undergraduate courses are awarded as honours degrees. This means if you enrol on any of our courses, whether that’s a bachelor of arts, science or engineering, you can graduate with an honours degree.
The distinction between an ordinary bachelor’s degree and a bachelor’s degree with honours is highly recognisable and desirable, particularly for employers.
What is an honours degree?
In the UK, an "honours" degree indicates a higher level of achievement than an ordinary bachelor’s degree. To obtain a degree with honours, you must complete a greater amount of credits throughout the duration of your studies than is typically needed for a degree without honours.
You can identify whether an undergraduate course is an honours degree usually by the suffix “Hons” attached to the degree title, for example BA (Hons).
How many credits are required to achieve a degree with honours?
Students who attain 360 credits or more over the course of their studies will receive an honours degree from London Met. Our courses include a mixture of compulsory core modules as well as optional modules, which you can choose according to your own career aspirations and personal interests. Each module is usually worth either 15 or 30 credits.
A degree without honours is equivalent to 300 credits.
What are the advantages of completing an honours degree?
Honours degrees are widely recognised in Europe and the UK as standard higher education qualifications. Because honours degrees show a higher level of achievement than ordinary bachelor’s degrees, you will be demonstrating to employers that you’ve been awarded a more academically demanding qualification, showing you have a higher level of commitment and determination when it comes to your learning and future.
Who can complete an honours degree?
If you meet the entry requirements for any of our undergraduate courses, you are eligible to complete an honours degree at London Met. If you don’t meet our entry requirements you can still be awarded an honours degree by completing one of our undergraduate degrees that include a foundation year instead.
If you’re planning to complete your studies part-time you’ll still be awarded an honours degree as long as you attain 360 credits.
Why choose an honours degree at London Met?
You’ll be supported and guided throughout your studies to ensure you receive the most from your degree and student experience. Our lecturers and support staff make it their priority to put you first and we’re proud of our community, which puts an emphasis on diversity, inspiration and encouragement. By offering on-going and continuous support across all of our undergraduate courses you’ll have the best chance to achieve your goals during your university education.
At London Met we’re dedicated to improving your job prospects, with 96.7% of all London Met graduates in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016–17).
What's more, our lecturers often have direct links to their industries, meaning you’ll have opportunities to build connections and networks that can benefit you when it comes to that all-important job search.
What our students say
Furniture Design BA
"For the V&A I designed some furniture for homeless people out of the V&A's old packing crates that ship artwork all over the world... The lecturers at London Met really helped us find these opportunities and put us in touch with the right people."
Public Administration MA (MPA)
"While I was reviewing different universities’ public administration courses, London Met's work placement module particularly attracted my attention."
Woman and Child Abuse MA
"Having the privilege to be granted a scholarship from Chevening was and is still a turning point in my life."
Advertising and Marketing Communications BA
"The training that I received at London Met gave me the confidence to be a co-founder of Cultural Signatures. To have the academic support from the University behind me whilst doing this has been invaluable."
Egheosa Abifade RD
Dietetics and Nutrition BSc
"I was fortunate to be taught by current NHS practising dietitians. I had exams where actors were brought in to play patients and access to a simulated mock-NHS hospital ward in our placement preparation modules. The course really prepared me to go straight out into the working world."
Data Analytics MBA
"I have really enjoyed the cohort size, as it allows for great discussion between students. I have also found my professors to be very accessible, and it is great how much interaction you get with the tutor."
Marketing and Public Relations BA
The commercial preparation received at London Met has played an important role allowing me to absorb information quickly and focus my efforts on making the right decisions rather than having to understand processes.
Sport and Exercise Science MRes, Sports Therapy BSc
"That feeling of discovery and that I was adding something to the wider knowledge of the sport was incredibly rewarding."
Woman and Child Abuse MA
"I feel so incredibly privileged to have been taught by some of the leaders in the sector, I am still in touch and know if I had any questions, I could continue to reach out. The women I met on the course continue to inspire me."
Human Resource and Employment Management MA
"My CIPD qualification (the HR professional body) on the course has also boosted my professionalism; I feel more confident to work with my suppliers, business partners and clients."
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Cybersecurity)
"The module leaders are very inspiring"
Master of Business Administration – MBA
"The University presented a wide variety of programme choices and brilliant teachers to learn from. The education I received at London Met helped me understand modern-day consumers, their needs and evolving behaviour as well as changing business models."
Computing BSc (Hons)
"I am happy to have chosen London Met, not just for the facilities but for the people, because London Met is a place where people matter."
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..."
Master of Public Administration
"My scholarship changed my life and gave me a new start. All the things I dreamed of achieving have now become more reachable and accessible."
Woman and Child Abuse MSc
"I was already working as a domestic violence practitioner, but since undertaking the master's I have been promoted to a senior management role – I have no doubt that my studies have been instrumental in this promotion."
Food Science MSc
"A golden opportunity to contribute my own quota in making the world a better place".
Sports Science and Physical Education BSc, Sports Therapy MSc
“The best part about London Met is the opportunity for work experience”
Digital Media MA
"Being in London makes me feel that if you can achieve something here, then you will be able to achieve it anywhere in the world."
Business Computer Systems (Top Up) BSc (Hons)
"I left all my friends behind in Iraq but London Met made me feel comfortable in no time."
"There is a significant amount of help and support for the students and I totally recommend London Met."
Alcina Kouassi works in an advocacy role at Hestia
"I am glad my degree gave me the right tools to be up to the standards of the demands of my current job."
Pharmaceutical Science - BSc (Hons)
"The three years I’ve spent at London Met have been some of the best years of my life."
Accounting and Finance graduate BA (Hons)
"There were many amazing moments at London Met that I won’t forget, but the main highlight was that my course prepared me for the world of work."
Translation BA and Conference Interpreting MA
"The University is very inclusive and staff and lecturers are always available and ready to help. There are also great facilities at London Met. I loved going to the library, especially during my undergraduate degree!"
Biomedical Science – BSc (Hons)
"I’m really really glad I came here for the people that I met, and the experiences I had."
"I decided to do my final year at London Met after originally coming from somewhere else. It was a somewhat risky challenge and seemed intimidating to go into a new environment, but I am extremely happy with the outcome."
International Relations BA (Hons)
"London Met gives you a platform to shine. The sky is the limit..."
Food Science MSc
"I had the opportunity to take up a postgraduate fellowship in the Houses of Parliament, working with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology."
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 School of Art, Architecture and Design you get your own studio even if you are part-time, on both the BA and MA."
Public Art and Performance MA
"The Public Art and Performance MA appealed to me as it offered a different approach to making art and challenged me to think differently about my practice."
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
"I’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities so far, that I otherwise would not have had if I hadn’t been at London Met, such as attending competitions, getting involved in real projects and being appointed a Success Coach."
MSc in Public Health
"Coming from the US to the UK might seem like the biggest culture shock, but it was actually a smooth transition for me! If anyone is feeling doubtful about moving over here, London is such a lively city with so much to do. You will definitely find your niche."
Mathematics BSc (Hons), Data Analytics MSc
"Even as a mature student, I've never felt too old to be in university. I enjoyed the University so much that I didn't want to leave!"
LLB Law – Hons
"Exams here are not about memorising information, but about being able to answer to the point, as a barrister would do in court."
Teresa Gomes Arrulo
Psychology BSc (Hons)
"Studying Psychology strongly developed my critical thinking skills, which now encourages me to continuously challenge existent ideas and theories."
Human Resource Management MA
"I support managers in leading and developing their teams, support staff in being effective in their work, and advise on policies and procedures."
Business Information Technology (prize winner) BSc
"I was the final-year project leader which led my team to get a good grade."
Furniture Design MA
"I had access to all sorts of equipment. One month I would be milling wood, the next I would be laser cutting, using spray booths or computer modelling for 3D printing. The facilities were world class."
Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)
"The amount of constructive feedback, the lecturers' dedication to help me succeed and the amount of support we get is is beyond what I expected."
Computer Networking BSc
"Studying at London Met helped gain me the skills, knowledge and the courage to pursue a career in IT."
Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc (Hons)
"We get many opportunities to go on course field trips and visit major airports and airline companies nationally and internationally"
Digital Media PhD, Digital Media MA
"I am part of the Postgraduate Research Society and the support that research students give each other is outstanding."
Youth Studies BSc (Hons)
"I can’t wait to graduate, I will be the first in my family – it has been a long journey especially for me... A massive thanks to all the staff and this University."
Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)
"I felt bored sitting at home after retirement. I decided it would be a good thing to refresh my brain by coming back to school l and studying something new."
International Marketing Communications MA
"Accelerator was very useful because it allowed me to shape my idea and put it into practice. If I hadn’t applied for the Accelerator programme I wouldn’t have done what I did."
MBA, Health and Social Care BSc
"The fact my product is featured in the BBC Good Food magazine Christmas edition is a direct result of me going to Accelerator."
Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)
"It’s great to learn about the endless opportunities that I can pursue after studying this course at London Met"
MA Woman and Child Abuse
"My scholarship has provided me with opportunities I never expected."
Sociology BSc (Hons)
Amina Begum recently graduated from her undergraduate degree in Sociology at our School of Social Sciences and Professions
Jewellery BA (Hons)
"I feel very honoured, as my years of training, learning and discovering at the School of Art, Architecture and Design were some of the best, and I am incredibly proud to be an alumna of the School!"
Journalism BA (Hons)
"London Met helped prepare me for a career in the media industry. After graduating I felt confident with all the skills I had learned over the years in my journalism course to break into the industry and here I am!"
Applied Psychology MSc
"Social Psychology is my favourite module. It helps me understand different social aspects of human behaviour in different life situations."
Lord Bilimoria, CBE, DL
“I was fortunate to have studied Law at Cambridge and then Accountancy at London Metropolitan University, which has always stood out as an institution that gives an outstanding education to people regardless of their background.”
Dr Anthony Boateng
Pharmaceutical Science MSc
"With help from my supervisory team at London Met, I was successful in synthesising a very pure form of a potential anti-malarial medication."
Common Professional Exam (CPE)
"The moment I learnt about the possibility of mooting at London Met, I wanted to take part in it. Partly because it is – in some ways – similar to performing on stage, but mostly because I knew I wanted to be a barrister and mooting is an invaluable practice for future advocacy."
Conference Interpreting MA
"I like what the city stands for in terms of diversity, history and cultural and gastronomic richness. In addition, the UK is a hub of educational excellence."
Public Art and Performance MA
"The fact that there are no restrictions on creativity. Every single person on the course comes from a different background or has a unique take on the type of art they like to make. The space (virtual or not) truly becomes a creative hub."
Brian Mzana Mthimkhulu
Sociology BSc (Hons)
"The degree has been most useful in my work as researcher and speech writer in the Ministry of Labour and as a newspaper columnist."
Biomedical Science MSc
"Moving here has changed the way I look at life and has changed my mindset... I love being able to learn what I love in a new country and meeting great friends along the way."
Journalism BA (Hons)
"Over the three years, I learnt everything there is to know about journalism. Not just how to write, but other invaluable skills such as presenting, editing, how to use designing software, media law and interview skills."
"The Library is the best part of the University and is where I have spent my most precious time since being in London."
Creative writing BA (Hons)
"I got my first full-time editing job in 2008, six months after I graduated from London Metropolitan, studying Creative Writing."
"They have a lot of support in place to help students to achieve their best."
Creative Writing and English Literature – BA (Hons)
"London Met cares about its students and goes above and beyond to ensure the student experience is valued at every level. I have had tremendous support from my lecturers and student services who are always willing to assist no matter what."
Early Childhood Studies (BA)
"Working in early years means you are there to make the difference at the foundation of children’s lives, which is an enormous opportunity."
Creative Writing BA (Hons)
"I started my degree when I was in my late twenties which made me a mature student. Because of this, there were some universities who were unable to offer me a place. London Met allowed me to submit a portfolio of work and accepted me based partly on that portfolio. I still feel extremely grateful that I was offered the opportunity. I was determined to do the best I could and I graduated with a first class degree."
Creative Writing and English Literature – BA (Hons)
"When studying in London, you’re surrounded by the arts and you’re never far from somewhere that can inspire you or increase your knowledge and interest in the arts."
Interior Architecture and Design BA
"If you know what degree you want to study, then definitely go to the UK; it’s more affordable, it takes less time and you don’t have to take general classes as it’s very specific to what you want to study."
"The course itself really helped me and it helped me secure my role today."
Sports Therapy BSc
"I now have experience of working with physios in such diverse sporting fields as rugby, football, American football and roller derby as well as spending time overseas."
Race and Podcasting PhD
"I've become a member of the Postgraduate Research Society, which has also been a great space to share ideas, to ask questions and to learn about new opportunities."
Event Management and Public Relations BA (Hons)
"London Met has lecturers who have been where you want to be, and who have the experience and knowledge to share with you and help you grow."
"London Met has one advantage that most other universities do not have, and that is the preparatory foundation year."
PhD in Artificial Intelligence Based Digital Forensics Framework, Computer Networking and Cyber Security MSc
"A particular highlight was exploring the most innovative, cutting-edge digital forensics tools and techniques for conducting digital forensic investigations in a contained environment."