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.

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.

Holloway campus

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.

Pathway programmes for international students

London Met partnered with the Education Centre of Australia (ECA) offers international students the opportunity to join pathway programmes. These programmes will provide you with the necessary support, skills and confidence to begin university and will help prepare you for your degree with us. There are two types of programmes depending on the level at which you're looking to study.

International Foundation Programme
For entry on to bachelor's programmes

This programme is designed for students who have completed high school or partial university education overseas and need additional support to prepare for bachelor's study.

Pre-master's programme
For entry on to master's programmes

This semester-long programme provides you with an entry route to the one-year, full-time master’s award at London Met.