Our Graduate School

The Graduate School prides itself on being central to the lives of our postgraduate students and the academic staff who supervise them.

A home to all of our postgraduate research students, regardless of the subjects they are studying, the Graduate School has a distinguished academic head, Professor Klaus Fischer. Klaus brings together postgraduate research students, academic staff and others across the University to create a lively, stimulating and supportive environment.

Working closely with all six Schools and the Research and Postgraduate Office, the Graduate School strives to make academic life as a postgraduate research student as smooth as possible and is central to their student experience.

The Graduate School's role is to:

  • provide guidance to those who are thinking of applying to London Met for a doctoral degree
  • oversee the application process once enquirers have become candidates
  • liaise with applicants, potential supervisors and academic schools
  • organise and arrange the delivery of postgraduate induction sessions in October and January each year
  • organise and timetable the year-long Postgraduate Training Programme
  • support students through the key stages of progression from enrolment to graduation
  • encourage doctoral students to be fully engaged in our intellectual life, not least through the annual Staff and Postgraduate Conference, a showcase for all of our work
  • publicise opportunities such as funding calls, conferences and postdoctoral positions
  • enable you to provide feedback on your student experience and have your say through focus groups and staff/student forums

"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 – former student