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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Death, Dying and Social work under COVID-19
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, examines some of the pressures now put on social workers as people around the world lose loved ones to coronavirus.
London Met launches Centre for Life Writing and Oral History
Dr Anne Karpf talks about the launch, which took place at the Writing Black Lives event.
Social work academic co-hosts statement launch for national digital development of social care
The launch is part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce project.
Making London age-friendly
A conference organised by London Met and Positive Aging in London (PAIL) provided a forum for discussion of issues affecting older Londoners.
Is the age of ownership over?
"In a society where we are encouraged to take ownership of our future, we’re renting it instead," says Patrick Mulrenan, Course Leader in Community Development.
A Very British History: Lecturer presents BBC documentary on British-Bangladeshi identity
Dr Aminul Hoque MBE, Visiting Lecturer in Education, is the main presenter on the new series ‘A Very British History: British Bangladeshis’.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met will explore the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
Exploring and understanding health and wellbeing
The Centre for Primary Health and Social Care facilitated research sharing on a variety of diverse topics, including bullying in education, the health of carers, and migrant rights.
Opening our doors to children on Family Day
Staff and students brought their children to London Met for games and activities at the annual event, which also provides support for student parents and helps them build connections.
Life after death?
“Humankind has always utilised available resources to assuage the finality of death.”
London Met to deliver innovative social integration programme
As a result of a grant from the Greater London Authority, the University will deliver the 2020 Social Integration & Regeneration Learning Network.
London Met hosts social care conference with Hammersmith and Fulham council
The various speakers, who work in social care, discussed adopting a strengths-based approach to their work.
Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
Social Work Lecturer appointed as Associate Editor for internationally recognised journal
Dr Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, will take up the position for the next three years
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.