School of Social Sciences
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, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the British Psychological Society. 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, students 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, students are encouraged to develop their 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.
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Latest news from the School of Social Sciences
Dr Svetlana Stephenson has been named Sociologist of the Month by a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal.
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.
University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.
Two Law students at London Met have beaten several other universities to be awarded second place in a national mooting competition.
A London Met student recently participated in a United Nations forum.
A London Met student was invited to attend a world celebration at the House of Commons in order to engage with MPs on behalf of Amnesty UK.
Professor Dr Chris Lange-Kuettner has been appointed as Associate Editor for an established peer-reviewed journal publishing studies on cognitive development.
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
Professor Liz Kelly takes part in the BBC's 100 Women Challenge project.
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met graduate Amelie Gericke now works for the Cabinet Office in UK Government.
Dr Irene Gedalof’s new publication explores the narratives underpinning UK austerity policies and their impact on inequalities of gender, race and disability.
Students from the School of Social Sciences took part in a major international political summit, hosted by the University.
London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.
Centres of research
Find out about the centres of research based in the School of Social Sciences, and other research institutes, centres and units around the University.
Students and alumni who have studied subjects now associated with the School of Social Sciences and Law give us their thoughts about studying at London Metropolitan University.
Get to know the academic staff of the School of Social Sciences. Many profiles include information about areas of interest, research and publications.
Events from the School of Social Sciences
|Date||22 Feb 2018|
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
|Date||18 Apr 2018|
This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in studying with us on human sciences, social sciences, social professions, computing and digital media subjects (see subject area list below). We... more