London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University has a rich history with strong educational roots dating back to 1848.The University as it is today was created in 2002 with the merging of London Guildhall University and the University of North London, the first merger between two universities in the UK. Its roots, however, lie firmly in the nineteenth century with the establishment of the Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men in 1848.
An undergraduate course (known as a bachelor's degree) is usually the first degree you apply for and normally takes three years to complete if studying full-time.You will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sciences (BSc), Engineering (BEng) or Education (BEd), depending on your choice of subject.
We offer a wide range of master's programmes (MA, MSc, MPhil), or you can undertake postgraduate research and complete a PhD.Postgraduate degrees are for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree to a good standard or have enough experience in the relevant field. A master's is usually taught like an undergraduate degree and takes one or two years. It is more challenging than a bachelor's and demands considerable independent thought from student
Foundation year and extended degree programmes
Our foundation year programmes and extended degrees can provide you with an alternative route into higher education if you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for a standard undergraduate degree. They're ideal if you didn't quite get the grades you were expecting or if you've been out of education for a while and don't have the qualifications required.Our four-year degrees with an in-built foundation year are designed to provide a general introduction to your chosen subject before you progress to the following three years of your course when you will study the same course content and have access to the same choice of modules as students who study the standard three-year course.
In 1848 the then Bishop of London called upon the clergy to set up evening classes to improve the "moral, intellectual and spiritual condition of young men in the metropolis". The Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men was thus born and later became the City of London College and then the City of London Polytechnic. In 1992 it was awarded university status and adopted the name London Guildhall University
Over the past 100 years, our north London campus has developed into a modern, progressive centre with a strong reputation for widening access into education.
This campus began life in 1896 as the Northern Polytechnic Institute. By 1900, student numbers had doubled and later the Institute's evening degrees were recognised by the University of London. In 1992 the Polytechnic of North London won the right to the title of University and the ability to award its own degrees.