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 shines in National Student Survey
London Met’s student satisfaction scores well above the average for the UK, with the University placing higher than almost all Russell Group institutions in this year's NSS.
Enhancing teaching practice in higher education
The second edition of a book co-edited by London Met's Prof Digby Warren, which integrates theory and pedagogical research to enrich teaching in universities, has just been published.
Connecting through care
A new podcast from Youth Studies student Sancia Williams offers a platform for care leavers to challenge stereotypes and share their stories.
Exploring diversity sensitive parliaments
London Met hosted a research seminar on Diversity Sensitive Parliaments as part of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre seminar series.
Supporting inclusive recovery in London
Professor Diana Stirbu has won Transformation funding for a new research and knowledge exchange initiative.
Understanding vaccine hesitancy in London
The NHS and London Metropolitan University are launching a joint research project to understand why Londoners are the least likely to take a Covid vaccine.
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.
How can we respond to the challenges of homelessness?
A recent conference at London Met explored the causes and consequences of homelessness, and how it has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
London Met presents the Big House Theatre and Bullet Tongue Reloaded
9 March, 4:30-6:30pm
The "ferocious and powerful" play will be streamed live, using immersive theatre to lead its audience into the hidden world of marginalised young people involved in gang activity.
The shocking normalisation of child homelessness
Recent history has seen things that previously provoked outrage become disturbingly 'normal' says Patrick Mulrenan. This Christmas, let's make sure child homelessness isn't one of them.
The stigma and social impact of alcohol
London Met’s Professor Duncan Stewart and the University of York’s Professor Jim McCambridge outline the health, social, and economic complexities of alcohol use in a new editorial.
Apprentice teachers achieve extraordinary results
Almost all apprentice teachers working at London Met's partner school, 5 Wells, have achieved Distinctions in their PGCE work.
Mind the gap? Social distancing in North London
Over a two week period, almost all North Londoners broke social distancing rules with nearly half doing so deliberately.
Sharing expertise on bereavement and social work
A new book, journal article and two conference talks from Dr Denise Turner will explore death and dying in the social work profession.
Research at the School of Social Professions
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.