Focusing on employability and developing graduates for the world of work.
The School of Social Professions offers theory and practice-based courses concerned with rapidly changing policy areas such as education, early childhood, community development, health, social work and youth work. We also offer a range of PGCEs, including PGCE school direct courses which give you the opportunity to obtain your teaching qualification while working at one of our partner schools. Courses in these areas offer exceptional career-building opportunities and London Metropolitan University students studying in these fields have gone on to become teachers, social workers and charity workers, serving society by working for organisations such as the NHS, schools, housing associations and charities.
Learn from practitioners
Taught by a dedicated body of staff with extensive practitioner experience, you’ll be guided through carefully structured programmes designed to prepare you for a progressive career in these areas. Many of our courses are endorsed and accredited by professional bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council and the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Benefit from a culture of research
Research undertaken by our academic staff is regularly published in industry journals, and staff often contribute to advisory groups, government policy and national television and radio programmes. Active research with an international focus underpins our courses and teaching is enriched by several significant centres of research associated with the School. Transforming lives and making a real impact on society, our research has been applied to innovative training projects, manuals for best practice, tailor-made short courses and executive training.
Gain industry connections
We make the most of our London location by maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and professional bodies. The School works with a number of public service organisations including the Youth Justice Board, Skills for Health, the Ministry of Justice and the Social Policy Association to develop bespoke training to meet our students' needs for specific management and leadership development skills.
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London Met academics invited to present their report on Afghan Migrants to the Home Office
Prof Louise Ryan and Dr Maria Lopez held a seminar presenting their findings directly to government departments.
London Met launches a new degree in partnership with the United Nations focused on Climate Security
Course leaders for International Relations announce new degree that gives students an opportunity to explore links between climate change, peace and security.
Let's Talk Islington: dismantling inequality in Islington
Donna Jones will explore the experiences of inequality among Islington's LGBTQIA+ communities, and elder communities, in two projects with the borough's council.
Who will be the next safe pair of hands?
Andrew Moran, Head of Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International Relations, looks back on the recent political upheaval in the UK.
Major grant for London Met rewilding research
The research project, which seeks to increase urban biodiversity through transformative design for streets, has been granted over £58,000 by the Kusuma Trust.
London Met sociologist curates highly successful lecture series with the London Irish Centre
The series marked the centenary of the years of revolution in Ireland.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to data from Elsevier and Stanford University.
London Met academic working with London local authorities to enhance social work methods
Kevin Brazant’s social work research and fatherhood training model picked up by local council authority after being presented at London Met Conference.
Joining the Dots: International Conversations on Violence Against Women
A series of seminars from London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit will bring together international activists, survivors and practitioners working to end violence against women.
London Met hosts panel discussion on racial equity and career progression in social work
Last September saw social work professionals from across London boroughs and London Met come together to share lessons on creating a more inclusive workplace.
Accessing support in hostile times
A London Met research team launched a new report on Afghan Migrants in London.
The Disappearing Nuclear Taboo
Dr Shahin Malik, course leader for the International Relations MA, explores the potential nuclear threat in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
London Met launches Personal Academic Tutor scheme
Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) scheme will provide personalised support for students.
Employability at London Met: from potential to practical skills
Education Studies graduate Bukola Monehin on overcoming adversity, earning a degree and becoming a role model to her children with support from London Met.
Research at the School of Social Professions
Centres of research
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Student and alumni profiles from the School of Social Professions
Students and alumni who have studied subjects now associated with the School ofSocial Professions give us their thoughts about studying at London Metropolitan University.