London Met has a vibrant research community and an active Postgraduate Research Student Society. Approximately 200 students are conducting research at London Met on either a full-time or part-time basis. You can undertake a research degree (PhD or MPhil) or professional doctorate at London Met and you'll find a list of our available research courses in this section. Visit the individual course pages to find out how to apply.
"The supervisory team was excellent – they had first rate knowledge and research expertise, were highly supportive and always willing to help. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at London Met and would recommend studying here for a doctorate." Dr Deborah Butcher
Research and knowledge exchange are central to the culture of intellectual enquiry at London Met. Research and collaboration underpin the University's consultancy work and our engagements with our partners in business, industry, public bodies and local communities. You will be inspired by an international body of lecturers actively engaged with world-class research. Our schools have established centres of research, units and institutes to investigate and address important social, economic, political, cultural, scientific and technological challenges.
If you have queries about undertaking a research degree at London Met, please contact our course enquiries team.
Research at London Met
Research degrees and courses
Find a research degree
Find out about our research degree (PhD or MPhil) programme, professional doctorates or apply for one of the other research courses listed here.
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.
Police officers are overwhelmingly supportive of body cameras, study shows
Criminologists at London Metropolitan University conducted research for City of London Police.
Funding the future of cybersecurity
Muhammad Ali Kazmi, a PhD student in the School of Computing and Digital Media, has been awarded a Cisco scholarship to further his research into cybersecurity.
Project Oracle to be launched as a charity at London Met
The organisation’s application to become a charity was approved earlier this year and will be launched as a charity next month.
Thousands of graduates celebrate their amazing achievement
London Met's annual graduation awards take place after University receives highest ever graduate employment score.
Problems of Personal Identity? Aristotelian Researcher investigates
Researcher speaks at Aristotle Anniversary Year
Serap Keles speaks on 'Problems of Personal Identity and Aristotelian Interpretation'.
London Met Academic presents at Oxford
News of Kelvin Knight's latest talks
Dr Kelvin Knight speaks on contemporary Aristotelianism in Poland, the Political Studies Association and Oxford.
New industrial relations book co-edited by London Met researcher
Learn more about the new book
Dr Sylvie Contrepois, reader in European employment relations, co-edited a book on trade unions and social dialogue in 15 countries.
President of Ireland visits London Met
President Michael D Higgins visited the University to view collections from the Archive of the Irish in Britain.
Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit research used in House of Lords debate
Domestic violence study quoted in Parliament
Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit research has been used in a House of Lords debate on the new Housing Bill.
London Met health and social care lecturer wins prestigious grant for research
Rochelle Burgess is a critical community and health psychologist and a recipient of the Richard Benjamin Trust Early Career Researcher grant this year.
London Met health lecturer conducts research on rural mental health services in South Africa
Dr. Rochelle Ann Burgess recently visited North West Province, South Africa to conduct research for her Early Career Research Grant.
London Met installs new lab offering industry training for students
London Metropolitan University now houses the capital’s only simulation lab which trains students in a real life laboratory environment
Public Administration MA (MPA)
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Woman and Child Abuse MA
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Advertising and Marketing Communications BA
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Marketing and Public Relations BA
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Human Resource and Employment Management MA
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Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Cybersecurity)
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Master of Business Administration – MBA
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Legal Practice Course – PG Dip, Law with International Relations – LLB (Hons)
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Master of Public Administration
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Woman and Child Abuse MSc
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Food Science MSc
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Digital Media MA
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BSc Criminology and Youth Studies
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Biomedical Science – BSc (Hons)
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International Relations BA (Hons)
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Fine Art BA, Fine Art (Painting) MA
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LLB Law – Hons
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Human Resource Management MA
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Business Information Technology (prize winner) BSc
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Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)
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Computer Networking BSc
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Youth Studies BSc (Hons)
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International Marketing Communications MA
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MA Woman and Child Abuse
"My scholarship has provided me with opportunities I never expected."
Yuba Raj Baral
International Health and Health Research Policy, PhD
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Jewellery BA (Hons)
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Journalism BA (Hons)
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Applied Psychology MSc
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Lord Bilimoria, CBE, DL
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Pharmaceutical Science MSc
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Common Professional Exam (CPE)
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Sociology BSc (Hons)
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Journalism BA (Hons)
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Christina Nicole Giannikas
PhD in Applied Linguistics
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"The University has a terrific core group of criminology lecturers who both excite and motivate students, and the guest lecturers offer insights and documentary evidence of crimes and offenders that you won’t find in the papers or on television."
Sports Therapy BSc
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Event Management and Public Relations BA (Hons)
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"London Met has one advantage that most other universities do not have, and that is the preparatory foundation year."
MBA graduate, News Anchor for Russia Today.
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Education Studies BA (Hons)
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International Foundation Programme, Forensic Science BSc
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Business Management BA
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Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc (Hons)
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Elly Yahui Zhang
MA Conference Interpreting
Receiving my scholarship was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
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Human Resource Management MA
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Fine Art BA (Hons)
"I took so much from my time at The Cass; the lecturers are incredibly engaged, the weeks are very focused and the studio sizes are fantastic."
Investment and Marketing
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Fine Art BA
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Sports and Dance Therapy - BSc (Hons)
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Music Industry Management BA
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"I continue to benefit from these experiences in the multicultural and diverse markets I deal with on a daily basis."
Journalism BA (Hons)
"Both of my journalism professors have worked at massive and reputable media sources such as The Guardian. They also ran successful blogs, acting as role models for me to start my own."
Sports Therapy BSc
"London Met has its own clinic in which we all got to treat clients. I also volunteered for Cancer Research through the University at the London Marathon, which was an amazing experience."
Occupational Psychology MSc
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Criminology BSc (Hons)
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Chemistry Extended Degree – BSc (Hons)
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Business Studies BA
"During university I did work experience at Sony Music in the marketing department and continued to work in the music industry at Ministry of Sound after graduating."
Conference Interpreting MA
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Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
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LLB Business Law; Business Law and Media Studies BSc
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K. Kamlesh Jain
Sports Therapy MSc
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International Business Management BSc
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Business Management BA
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Human Resource Management – PG Dip
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Master of Business Administration – MBA
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Human Nutrition (Public Health) MSc
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International Foundation Programme and Fashion Marketing BA
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Film and Broadcast Production BA
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Professional Doctorate in Policing, Security and Community Safety, Gangs
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LLB Law (Hons)
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