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

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.

It’s the Tort that counts

Two Law students at London Met have beaten several other universities to be awarded second place in a national mooting competition.

London Met student participates in major United Nations forum

A London Met student recently participated in a United Nations forum.

Influencing and engaging MPs at the House of Commons

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.

Senior lecturer is appointed as Associate Editor

Professor Dr Chris Lange-Kuettner has been appointed as Associate Editor for an established peer-reviewed journal publishing studies on cognitive development.

London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards

Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.

The 100 Women Challenge, a documentary

Professor Liz Kelly takes part in the BBC's 100 Women Challenge project.

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Where can you end up only two years after graduating?

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

Narratives of Difference in an Age of Austerity

Dr Irene Gedalof’s new publication explores the narratives underpinning UK austerity policies and their impact on inequalities of gender, race and disability.

London Met students participate in major international political summit

Students from the School of Social Sciences took part in a major international political summit, hosted by the University.

London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie

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

Further information

Events from the School of Social Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 22 Feb 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 8 Mar 2018
Time 6:00 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

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 22 Mar 2018
Time 6:00 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

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 18 Apr 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

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

Mini Open Day - All subjects

Mini Open Day - All subjects

Date 20 Jun 2018
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in any of the subjects we offer. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices you... more