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, 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. 

Make use of excellent facilities

Our students 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

London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie

London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.

Professor Grieve CBE QPM is recognised for a lifetime achievement award

Professor John Grieve won runner up in the lifetime achievement category at this 2017 NO2H8 Crime Awards.

Exploring Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility

An Emeritus Professor of London Metropolitan University was asked to speak at a workshop held in the Netherlands. By chance, he found himself alongside three of his former students.

Calling all Future Legal Minds

The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.

London Met to open new Highbury Canteen

London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by the end of 2017.

Taking part in the 100 Women Challenge

Professor Liz Kelly will be taking part in a series of debates and discussions at the BBC on 16 October.

A new home for London Met's Students' Union

London Metropolitan University has invested £1.2 million in the creation of a new home for its Students’ Union (SU).

What advice does this Whitehall official have for getting into government?

London Met graduate Amelie Gericke now works for the Cabinet Office, UK Government

What do the police really think about body worn cameras?

London Met criminologists interviewed City of London police officers. This is what they found.

Police officers are overwhelmingly supportive of body cameras, study shows

Criminologists at London Metropolitan University conducted research for City of London Police.

Smiles all around as graduates celebrate their achievements

Students celebrate their success at London Met by formally graduating in front of friends and family at the Barbican.

The Rock Strikes Back

Former student, Mzana Mthimkhulu, has had his first ebook published.

Green recognition for Students’ Union

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.

London Met hosts insightful sociology taster day

The University hosted a taster day to give students an insight into studying Sociology at London Met.

London Met breaks another graduate employment record

Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.

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Events from the School of Social Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 23 Nov 2017
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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 25 Nov 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

England is Mine: film screening and Q&A session with screenwriter

England is Mine: film screening and Q&A session with screenwriter

Date 4 Dec 2017
Time 2:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

  Join us on Monday 4 December in Room BEUB-01 at 2pm for a screening of England is Mine, a coming of age feature film based on pop star Morrissey’s early life in 1970s Manchester before he went... more

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 11 Jan 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open evening is for those who are interested in studying any undergraduate or postgraduate subject with us. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices... more

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Mini Open Evening - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Date 24 Jan 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This Mini Open Evening 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