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

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.

London Met alumna among world's 100 most promising young scientists

Yelena Novikova has been named as a G20 Young Global Changer.

John Grieve Centre teaching at NATO

Dr Nick Ridley delivered as part of a global anti-terrorism course at the NATO centre in Turkey.

Analysing post-Brexit European Social Problems

A new book, published by London Met academics, is the first text to analyse the social impact Brexit will have on Europe.

"The last 100 days have tested relations between the USA and UK, and more is to come," says expert

As the Trump presidency reaches its 100 day mark, Dr Andrew Moran reflects on the relationship between the UK and the US.

St James’s Palace hosts ‘inspiring’ London Met enterprise awards

Big Idea Challenge 2017 showcases London Met’s contribution to innovation and enterprise in the capital.

Expert to highlight the hidden problem of financial abuse

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs will be presenting her research at Durham University and at Cardiff to raise awareness of financial abuse.

Students moved by Holocaust survivor’s story

George Vulkan, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to International Relations students about “humanity’s darkest hour.”

Further information

Events from the School of Social Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 24 Aug 2017
Time 3:00 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

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 24 Aug 2017
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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 25 Aug 2017
Time 3:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 25 Aug 2017
Time 5:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 29 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 30 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 31 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 1 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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 2 Sep 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 5 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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

Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
84 Moorgate

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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 7 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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

The Cass MA Show 2017: the private view

The Cass MA Show 2017: the private view

Date 7 Sep 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street

The Cass MA Show 2017 will take place from 8-16 September. You are invited to join us for the private view on 7 September from 6-9pm at The Annex, the... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 8 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 12 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 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

Holloway Campus Tour and Chat - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Holloway Campus Tour and Chat - Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Professions, Computing and Digital Media

Date 13 Sep 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

This Holloway campus tour and chat is for those who are interested in studying with us on life sciences, computing, social sciences and humanities subjects (see subject area list below). Join us... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 15 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue

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

Awash with Ideas

Awash with Ideas

Date 20 Sep 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue

Join us for our large Street Party event on Wednesday 20 September 2017 as part of the Making Matters series, organised in conjunction with the London Design Festival. Awash with Ideas... more

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

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

Date 11 Oct 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in studying with us on Life Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (see subject area list below). We know that going... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 14 Oct 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

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 8 Nov 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on Life Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (see subject area list below). We know that going... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 25 Nov 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

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

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

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on Life Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (see subject area list below). We know that going... more