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 student hosts Schopenhauer workshop at prestigious congress in Romania
First-year PhD student, Oliver Brown, successfully convened a workshop at the fourth World Congress on Logic and Religion, held in Sinaia, Romania, between 3 and 8 September.
London Met hosts second annual Stalking and Harassment Knowledge Exchange
The conference brought together academics, police and third sector organisations that support victims of stalking and harassment.
London Met hosts community event for oral history project on the Andover Estate
Professor John Gabriel and Dr Alya Khan with Gulser Rose Kaya presented findings from their ongoing community research project ‘Life on the Andover Estate’ at The Great Hall.
London Met hosts research conference celebrating migrant nurses in the NHS
The conference provided an in depth look into current challenges and historical legacies of nurses who have migrated to the UK to work in the National Health Service.
International Non-Binary People's Day 2023
Dr Sebastian Cordoba, Senior Lecturer in Psychology discusses the awareness day and his ongoing gender studies research.
London Met academic appointed editor at prestigious politics magazine
Diana Stirbu, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, has joined the new Editorial Board of Political Insight magazine.
London Met lecturer to deliver keynote speech at prestigious psychology conference
Dr Sebastian Cordoba will explore non-binary gender identities at the conference hosted by University College London (UCL)
London Met professor launches new book at the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
Professor Louise Ryan’s new book ‘Social Networks and Migration’, published in January by Bristol University Press, was officially launched at the GDIRC
London Met hosts live performances by Mandala Theatre Company
For a week during March, London Met presented six performances of MAD(E), a brilliant new play created by the Mandala Theatre Company.
London Met Professor publishes pioneering new book on social networks and migration
In a new book Professor Louise Ryan, Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, breaks new ground in understanding social networks in contexts of migration.
Teacher apprenticeships continue to open doors for new teachers
Almost 80 teachers have been trained through the scheme since it was launched in 2018.
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.
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Centres of research
Find out about the centres for research based in the School of Social Professions, and other research institutes, centres and units around the University.
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.