Offering a wide range of courses in subjects including science, dietetics, and sport.
The School of Human Sciences offers a wide range of courses in subjects including applied biology, biomedical sciences, chemical and pharmaceutical Sciences, nutrition and dietetics, and sports science and therapy. Students have access to an impressive range of specialist facilities as well as support from experienced, highly qualified and enthusiastic academics. Graduates of our human sciences degrees have gone on to work for companies such as the NHS, the Nutrition Society, Arsenal and Chelsea Football Clubs, and GlaxoSmithKline, working as consultant nutritionists, sports therapists, lab researchers, food technologists, microbiology technicians, biotechnologists and more.
Benefit from world-class facilities
One of the School of Human Sciences’ greatest assets is our £30 million Science Centre, which features a superlab with more than 280 workstations and is one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe. It also houses specialist laboratories for tissue culture research and microbiology, a nuclear magnetic resonance room as well as nutritional physiology and food technology labs. Students studying sport-related subjects can benefit from London Met’s sports therapy clinic and fitness assessment centre, both of which are found within this impressive £30 million facility.
Many of our human sciences courses are accredited by professional bodies. These include the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the British Dietetic Association, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Join an active research community
The School of Human Sciences is home to a vibrant research community, which investigates and addresses important scientific challenges. The School has also established a number of research centres and groups, including the Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Centre, the Molecular Systems for Health Research Group, and the Public Health Nutrition and Food Microbiology Research Group.
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Injury and rehab clinic organises pop-up at local 5k run
The clinic’s sports therapists will be providing the runners with expert injury advice.
Heightened risk of disease as a means of terrorism, say international security experts
Although Covid-19 has heightened concerns about the impact of disease outbreaks, there is not enough awareness about the extent of the dangers of deliberately-caused disease.
Student success at Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition
Three enterprise projects from the University have made it to the semi-final of this year’s competition, and are in the running for a £20,000 start-up grant.
London Met students give back to the city
Clinics offering legal advice, sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, and community art projects are on offer for all Londoners, under the supervision of qualified experts.
Empowering firefighters through nutrition
A new project will support beneficiaries of the Fire Fighters Charity to improve and maintain their own health via the development of educational resources and interventions.
Covid testing at London Met: "Quick, easy and important to keep each other safe"
Student Union President Chrystalle Margallo discusses her experience of being tested for Covid at London Met.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Celebrating women and girls in science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Head of the School of Human Sciences Dr Elizabeth Opara discusses her career, the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM.
Experts call for action on chemical and biological security governance after the pandemic
A report led by London Met's Prof Lijun Shang warns that the international treaties intended to protect the world against chemical and biological weapons need strengthening.
How has lockdown affected diet?
We meet Syeda Ali, final year Dietetics and Nutrition MSc student, to discuss her research into the effects of the pandemic, and specifically lockdown measures, on people’s diets.
London Met students help Waltham Forest College with COVID testing
A comprehensive testing regime will help to reduce the risk of positive transmission within the College and wider community.
When objects in space collide
Dr Jon Tandy discussed his research on the processes that happen in high-speed collisions in solar systems on the Science Off Camera podcast.
Reducing malnutrition in children undergoing chemotherapy
A London Met-GOSH study aimed to find out how different types of feeding affected the weight of children experiencing mucositis as a result of chemotherapy.
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Student and alumni profiles from the School of Human Sciences
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