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London Met is home to a vibrant academic community covering a range of subjects such as criminology, community work, education, international relations, policing, politics, psychology and social work. Our aim is to effect change in society through demonstrating the value of social sciences and professions.
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Latest news from the School of Social SciencesView all
Sanctuary and freedom for women and girls
A new report co-written by Professor Liz Kelly explores the impact and importance of spaces for women and girls who have experienced violence, abuse and other inequalities.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
Essential Study Skills: fifth edition of London Met textbook released
This essential guide to university from London Met lecturers Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield offers step-by-step guidance for new students.
Diversity and difference in everyday life
Dr Julius Elster discusses his research into the experiences of young people in Tottenham, finding ‘super-diversity’ to be integral to the area’s cultural identity.
Conversations 4 Citizenship: New podcast co-launched by London Met lecturer
The podcast explores past conceptions of citizenship and human rights and what needs to be changed.
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
Joining the dots
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit are set to host international webinar series on violence against women.
How can mental health services better support Black men?
London Met's Kevin Brazant on the issues that impact Black men's mental health, following an expert panel discussion he took part in at the Men and Boy's Coalition.
Violence against Women in Latin American Women’s Writing
A new book from London Met’s Dr María López and UCL’s Professor Stephen Hart explores the works of female writers in portraying violence against women.
"The present is not forever"
Shifts in the perception of biographical and historical time are central to many Russian people's understanding of the war in Ukraine, argues Professor Svetlana Stephenson.
London Met appoints Chloe Milano as first Executive Director of People
Newly created role will lead on the recruitment, development and retention of academic and professional staff.
New award winning, open access book from London Met academic
'Revisiting Migrant Networks' which was co-edited by Professor Louise Ryan and awarded the IMISCOE Prize, is available to read and download free of charge.
After Progress: new digital exhibition asks us to reimagine life and modernity
The exhibition brings together more than 60 pieces of work from around 175 artists and writers, and invites the audience to question what counter-progressive stories may sound like.
Understanding the contribution of Irish Nurses to the NHS: an oral history project
A new partnership between the London Irish Centre and London Metropolitan University will capture the stories of Irish women who were recruited to train and work in the NHS.
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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.
Student and alumni profiles from the School of Social Sciences and Professions
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.