Our high-quality research forms a core part of the life of London Met and underpins all that we do. Research covers everything from teaching thousands of undergraduates, supervising several hundred students on PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes, conducting funded research or working with our many partners. London Met is home to a number of research centres, groups and units that provide a focal point for staff and research students. They give definition and direction to the work that we do.
Engaging with our local partners and the wider world
We value research for contributing to our shared quest to make a better society; we also embrace it for the opportunities it provides for our students and staff to achieve their full potential. Research at London Met helps us engage with our local stakeholders in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, Greater London, the UK and worldwide, embracing a multitude of enquiries into new knowledge in the arts, business, science and social sciences.
Our research community
Building and supporting an inclusive, diverse and open research community is important to us and we encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives among both our staff and student populations. In addition, our Graduate School and Research and Postgraduate Office are there to support research activity in all areas and at all levels. To ensure the rest of the University is aware of these and can actively contribute, we promote their work through interdisciplinary seminars, workshops and discussions and other research initiatives. We encourage collaboration and discussion in a variety of ways, including our annual Research Student and Staff Conference, which gives the entire research community an opportunity to showcase their work and promote the Student and Staff Liaison Forum.
Our commitment to innovation and the pursuit of excellence means our research is in demand from external partners and we are involved in a number of projects in the wider community, where our reputation for high standards of research and integrity is recognised as a driving force in the exchange of knowledge, and our Policy on Research Integrity (PDF) supports this.
Read more about our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2020/21 - 2024/25.
Find out more about research and knowledge exchange at London Met
Research at London Met:
- Research degrees
- Centres of research
- Research initiatives
- Research spotlight
- Expert commentary
- Research repository
- Migration History Seminar Series
Supporting your research:
- The Graduate School
- Student and Staff Research Conference 2022
- Research and Postgraduate Office
- Peer Review College
- Developing our researchers
- Research support for staff (staff login required)
Funding your degree:
- Postgraduate Loan
- Postgraduate supplementary funding
- Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
- Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarship
Research at London Met
Find a research degree
Find out about our PhD or MPhil programme, professional doctorates or apply for one of our other research degrees.
Centres of research
Research at London Met
London Met is home to important centres of research. Staff undertake innovative, relevant and evidence-based research, as well as offering consultancy and training.
At London Met, we pride ourselves on exploring connections between disciplines.
The Graduate School
A home to our research students
The Graduate School prides itself on being central to the lives of research students at London Met. It also supports both students and the academic staff who supervise them.
Research and Postgraduate Office
Offering support, advice and guidance
The Research and Postgraduate Office provides support, advice and guidance for our whole research community.
Funding your research degree
Broadcasting Britain: the BBC at 100
Visiting Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies, Patrick O'Sullivan, will take part in two events at the BBC at 100 Symposium.
'Irish Nurses in the NHS: an oral history' project receives a grant from the Irish Government
The funding will enable research leads Professor Louise Ryan and filmmaker Grainne McPolin to significantly expand the focus of their research.
Mistrust of national employment services, and structural barriers, fuelling BAME employment gap
Research participants reported feeling pressured into taking on unsuitable work.
Understanding the urban commons
A two-day workshop will bring together researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences working on urban commons.
Understanding and improving the student experience
The new book, co-written by London Met Professor Jan Bamford, will be published in late May 2022 by Routledge.
Chaos at Kabul Airport: Lessons must be learned
Professor Louise Ryan, Dr Maria Lopez and Alessia Dalceggio from the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre discuss the failures of the evacuation mission last year.
"We are tired of being told it is not a big deal": Institutional Machismo in Mexico
A new paper from London Met’s Dr María E. López argues women suffer from a dominant male chauvinist ideology that is exacerbated by President López Obrador’s administration.
Sanctuary and freedom for women and girls
A new report co-written by Professor Liz Kelly explores the impact and importance of spaces for women and girls who have experienced violence, abuse and other inequalities.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
Essential Study Skills: fifth edition of London Met textbook released
This essential guide to university from London Met lecturers Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield offers step-by-step guidance for new students.
Joining the dots
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit are set to host international webinar series on violence against women.
Collaboration in Higher Education
An international symposium co-organised by London Met and the University of Calgary highlighted stories of practice, spaces and places for partnership.
Promoting inclusive assessment and teaching globally
A new book edited by Dr Eleni Meletiadou explores how educational institutions are improving the student experience and promoting lifelong learning and social justice in education.
The Vanished East End
7 - 28 April 2022
The Brady Arts Centre to host exhibition of photography of London's East End in the 1970s and 1980s including work from London Met's East End Archive.
Hear from some of our research students and graduates
Dr Nidhal Al-Sarraf
DBA (Doctor of Business Administration)
"In a nutshell, this DBA programme is the ideal vehicle to prepare you for a senior leadership position."
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."
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."
Skye William Eade
"I believe that London Met offers fantastic opportunities to pursue research in your field. Immerse yourself. Join every opportunity that London Met has to offer. There’s so much going on."
Counselling Psychology Prof Doc
"I delivered my presentation from the forest in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland – it was all possible due to the technology and the new reality we all faced due to Covid-19."
PhD in architecture and spatial design, MArch
"My favourite space at London Met would probably be the Unit studio spaces. Studio culture is a huge part of the study of architecture. Being able to work alongside your peers – especially near to critical deadlines – is so incredibly beneficial."
Dr Ava Kanyeredzi
Social Policy PhD
"I thoroughly enjoyed my PhD experience. It was the course I learned most from and was most challenged. It gave me the space, time and opportunity to read and reflect on violence/abuse research, feminist/Black feminist theories and their relevance to Black British victim-survivors of violence/abuse."
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
"Achieving my doctorate and walking on the stage to obtain the degree is the proudest moment of my life."
Dr Greg Lessons
Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports) MSc Human Nutrition (Public Health) PhD
"The work I did whilst studying at London Met is the foundation of everything I currently do within my professional role... I am proud to be one of the leading experts on firefighter nutrition."
Phd in Communications Technology, Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng
"I have always wanted to create something or a device that would positively impact humanity. The PhD scholarship is a gateway to this journey and I feel grateful every day as I have a chance to actually do it."
Health Psychology MSc, Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology
"Learning at London Metropolitan University is unique because you have such a wide variety of people doing the courses; they come from different cultural backgrounds, different nationalities and there are many people with different experiences."
Women's Studies PhD
"I'm a member of London Met's Postgraduate Research Society and it has been great. It's been really nice to have a group of like-minded individuals to speak to who are going through the same process of getting a PhD."
Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong
Media and Communications PhD, Media and Communications MA
"My PhD research is about a social media account called Man United in Pidgin (MUIP). It provides readers with Manchester United Football Club’s (MUFC) news and commentaries in Pidgin English."
Health Policy PhD, Public Health MSc
"I enjoyed my course so much that I applied for a scholarship to do my PhD here."
PhD in Education
"I feel grateful for the opportunity to study at London Met and to be mentored by my incredible and supportive supervisors."
Pharmaceutical Science BSc and MSc, PhD candidate
"I loved the foundation course and the University so much that I decided to stay on… and now I am doing PhD research into electro spinning with two of my inspiring supervisors."
Obesity and Weight Management MSc, Nutrition and Cardiorespiratory Function PhD
"My research findings may have important implications for the risk stratification and the management of patients affected by COVID-19 and other respiratory disorders."
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE
Woman and Child Abuse MA
"I look back and feel hugely grateful to have had the opportunity to do the course and be taught by leaders in the field."
Sony Chandi Shrestha
Pharmaceutical Science PhD
"The best part of my research has been in overcoming the challenge in formulation and optimisation of a novel drug delivery system for the management of cardiovascular diseases."
Architecture and Spatial Design PhD
"I hope that my research findings from the PhD will contribute to a knowledge of architectural participatory placemaking in Yakutsk, and more broadly, to arctic and subarctic regions."
Said Aris Tarabi
Psychology PhD in Counselling
"One thing that I value most about London Met is that the lecturers have always tried to do what was best for me, and I cannot thank them enough for the professionalism that they have exhibited."