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Research at London Met

Research underpins everything we do at London Met. Alongside our projects in the wider community, our research helps to build connections with stakeholders locally and around the world which allows us to advance our social mission. In short, our research shapes the direction of our work and our commitment to excellence ensures everything we do is done with the view of making a difference in society.

Why study your PhD at London Met?

Looking to advance research in an area you’re passionate about? By studying a PhD at London Met, you’ll be able to do just that by putting out an original contribution of knowledge into the global research community.

Although there are no taught elements as part of the PhD, you’ll always feel supported here. We’ll always be on hand with an exciting range of benefits to help you during your project. You will:

  • be supervised by at least two members of staff with extensive expertise in your chosen area of research
  • receive research training to help keep your project on track
  • have access to any master’s level modules that you think might help with your research
  • be able to study for a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education alongside your PhD project
  • be part of a lively, diverse and innovative research community
  • have access to a range of personal development events, conferences, lecture series and research seminars
  • be able to take advantage of established links in industry, business and government and opportunities for networking

What areas of research do we supervise?

London Met is home to five exciting academic schools, offering a wide range of research topics and specialist research centres depending on where your interests lie. These include but are not limited to:

  • applied health research, health studies (interdisciplinary perspective), public health and nutrition
  • architectural history/culture, design, ecologies and the civic realm
  • cellular and molecular biosciences
  • criminology
  • 3D design, design history, global fashion studies, visual and material culture
  • finance, economics, social marketing
  • jewellery, textile and creative practice
  • loose-fit construction, community-led design, architect as craftsperson
  • maritime law and company law
  • media and communications
  • medicinal chemistry and drug delivery
  • politics and international relations
  • public/visual art, performance and practice-based/led research
  • sociology
  • violence against women and children and the emergence of trafficking

We also encourage cross-disciplinary projects if you have an exciting proposal.

Check out the PhD course page for a full list of research topics and how to apply.

You can also find out more about our research centres and groups.

When and how to apply:

September entry:

Application deadline: 1 July (international applicants), 1 August (home applicants)

January entry

Application deadline: 1 November (international applicants), 1 December (home applicants)

Visit London Met’s website to find out how to apply. Postgraduate research scholarships and funding available, which are decided on a case by case basis. Get in touch to find out more.

What other research degrees do we offer?

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