Research forms a core part of the life of London Met. Our high-quality research underpins all that we do, whether teaching thousands of undergraduates, supervising several hundred students on PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes, conducting funded research or working with our many partners. Our research is of value to our local stakeholders in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, as well as Greater London, the UK and worldwide. Our research embraces a multitude of enquiries into new knowledge in the arts, business, science and social sciences. 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.
London Met is home to a number of research centres, groups and units, which provide a focal point for staff and research students. They give definition and direction to the work we do. To ensure the rest of the University is aware of what these centres are doing, we actively promote their work through interdisciplinary seminars, workshops and discussions. We also have an annual Staff and Postgraduate Conference, which gives the entire research community an opportunity to showcase their work.
For research-related enquiries, please get in touch with the Research and Postgraduate Office.
Professor Don MacRaild is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange.
Find out more about research at London Met
We are dedicated to providing the greatest opportunity for our postgraduate students to share in the intellectual exchanges that lie at the heart of London Met’s research culture. If you are a prospective doctoral student seeking advice on what we can offer you, if you're a researcher looking to make connections with us or our work, or if you’re just interested in learning more about what we do, please visit the following pages:
- Our research centres, groups, and units
- Research and Postgraduate Office
- The Graduate School
- Our research degree programmes
- Our approach to the Research Excellence Framework (2021), including our Code of Conduct (staff login needed)
- Information for London Met students
- Information for London Met staff
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.
Our research archive
The London Met research repository is a digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by London Metropolitan University staff and researchers.
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.
New Head of Graduate School appointed
Professor Klaus Fischer, Head of Professional Courses for GSBL, will take up the role
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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