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. 

Latest news from the School of Social Sciences

"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.”

Improving Housing Services

The innovative housing course aims to develop Lewisham residents’ skills and job prospects and increase employment in the area.

Amnesty International speaks to students

Two guest speakers from Amnesty International will be delivering a presentation as part of Enhancement Week.

Congress to Campus

Two former members of Congress visited London Met to provide a rare, and personal, insight into the world of US politics.

Gangs of Russia awarded top prize

Gangs of Russia: from the Streets to the Corridors of Power has won the Alec Nove Prize, it was announced today.

From Congress to Campus

Two former US Congressmen will visit London Metropolitan University on 6 March to discuss Obama’s legacy and Trump’s first 100 days in Office.

Community-Based Counterterrorism Policing

New recommendations for community-based counterterrorism policing highlight risk of alienating Muslim communities.

London Met students give back to the community

Four London Met students currently volunteer for Family Mosaic, a housing association providing affordable homes throughout London.

Conference celebrating Alasdair MacIntyre's Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity

A two-day conference will be held at the University of Oxford to celebrate Alasdair MacIntyre’s new book.

Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit joins ground-breaking Centre of Expertise consortium

London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has been announced as part of a consortium to bring about significant change in how child sexual abuse is responded to.

Students visit High Commission

Diplomacy students had the chance to speak to the New Zealand High Commissioner to gain an insight into the practice of diplomacy.

Looking at inter-cultural dialogue

Professor Jeffrey Haynes has been awarded a two-year research grant by the Enhancing Life Project to look at inter-cultural dialogue.

Further information

Events from the School of Social Sciences

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 1 Jun 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
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

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 7 Jun 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

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 considering... more

Holloway campus tour

Holloway campus tour

Date 15 Jun 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
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 22 Jun 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Rd

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 29 Jun 2017
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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 1 Jul 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 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 5 Jul 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 considering... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 19 Aug 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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 2 Sep 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

Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue

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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 7 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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 4 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

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 2 Dec 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