School of Social Sciences

Demonstrating the relevance of social science as a tool for affecting societal change.

The School of Social Sciences is home to a vibrant academic community encompassing the disciplines of criminology, policing, sociology, psychology, politics and international relations. Many programmes have professional accreditation including from the Health and Care Professions Council, the College of Policing and the Chartered Institute of Housing. At the School of Social Sciences our aim is to demonstrate the relevance and usefulness of social science as a tool for affecting change.

Join the academic debate

Using the School of Social Sciences as a forum for academic debate, you'll have the opportunity to explore important concepts such terrorism, gender, religion and domestic violence which can be considered from different psychological approaches and political ideologies. Special events, high-profile guests and student societies promote these debates. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to develop your critical awareness and to shape and challenge contemporary social thought.

Benefit from a culture or research

Our teaching and research informs and contributes to public debate about important issues. The School of Social Sciences has a number of interdisciplinary centres contributing to research into real-world issues on a local, national and global scale. This includes the significant work of our Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU). Our policing and security courses benefit from the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety (JGC), which has a vision to create a community of ideas and experience spanning students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers. 

Make use of excellent facilities

You will have access to an excellent range of learning resources and IT facilities. For example in addition to the library, online, computer lab and study hub resources, there are a number of specialist resources such as those in psychology. Psychology students have access to an excellent range of facilities including a psychophysiological lab, eye-tracking equipment, a health clinic with cameras for remote observation and a number of computing facilities with specialist software. 

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Latest news from the School of Social Sciences

Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards

Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.

A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018

With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.

Holocaust survivor shares deeply moving story with London Met students

Harry Olmer spoke to International Relations students about his "cut off from civilisation."

Investigating Britain’s biggest ever child sex scandal

Professor Liz Kelly worked as a part of a national investigation which found that up to 1,000 children were sexually abused in Telford over a 40-year period.

Design for Cultural Commons

March- May 2018

Lecture series curated by Torange Khonsari coincides with launch of new postgraduate programme.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.

Cara – A lifeline to academics at risk

Executive Director at the Council for At-Risk academics to deliver talk at London Met.

US Congress comes to campus

London Met welcomed two former US Congressmen to offer a rare and unique insight into American Politics as part of the Congress to Campus programme.

London Met students return from Model United Nations in Prague

A Diplomacy and International Relations student organised a trip to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Prague on behalf of London Metropolitan University.

Contributing to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse

London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has published a report looking into prior historical discussions surrounding child sexual abuse.

London Met alumna gives TEDx talk

Yelena Novikova discusses how she’s implemented Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria within the businesses practices of her country.

US Congressmen come to campus

Two former US Congressmen will be coming to London Met to discuss the first year of Donald Trump’s Presidency, offering a rare and unique insight into American Politics.

Sociology Reader named as Sociologist of the Month

Dr Svetlana Stephenson has been named Sociologist of the Month by a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal.

Even more quality teaching at London Metropolitan University

The University is committed to delivering education to the highest standard. A focus is placed on supporting academic staff to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met

University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.

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Events from the School of Social Sciences

'Let's Get Real; the use of realist evaluation in physical activity and health interventions' - Health Seminar

'Let's Get Real; the use of realist evaluation in physical activity and health interventions' - Health Seminar

Date 4 Jun 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

We are pleased to invite you to our Health Seminar that will take place on Monday 4 June 2018, at 4.00 PM, room TM1-02 Our speaker will be Henry Dorling, Senior... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 7 Jun 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue Tower Building
166-220 Holloway Road

Touring our Holloway campus* is an excellent way to experience life at London Metropolitan University. One of our student ambassadors will guide you around our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the... more

Digital Toybox 2018

Digital Toybox 2018

Date 14 Jun 2018
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University, Rocket entrance
166-220 Holloway Rd

The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show is an annual event, with a strong emphasis on games, media, animation, engineering projects, mobile apps and electronic toys. Our students... more

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Date 14 Jun 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Social Professions Pop-up Colloquia   We extend a warm invitation to our Summer series of ‘pop-up’ colloquia, where doctoral students, their supervisors, academics, and professionals come together to discuss recently published papers... more

Final Cuts 2018

Final Cuts 2018

Date 15 Jun 2018
Time 2:00 PM
Venue Belvedere Road
South Bank

Final Cuts is a screening of work at the National Film Theatre BFI Southbank by students graduating from studios on the Film and Broadcast Production BA at the University's School of Computing and Digital Media.A wide... more

Open Day - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Day - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 30 Jun 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know about... more

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Social Professions Summer Pop-Up Colloquia

Date 5 Jul 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

Social Professions Pop-up Colloquia   We extend a warm invitation to our Summer series of ‘pop-up’ colloquia, where doctoral students, their supervisors, academics, and professionals come together to discuss recently published papers... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 18 Aug 2018
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know about studying... more

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 30 Aug 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open evening is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out everything you need to know... more