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 and the Chartered Institute of Housing. 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, you'll 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, you will be encouraged to develop your 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.
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Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
Criminology lecturers team up with Evening Standard for cannabis project
Dr James Morgan and James Alexander spoke to six cannabis dealers about decriminalisation
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
London Met hosts one of the world’s largest psychology conferences
London Metropolitan University hosted the 60th annual TEAP conference which brought together world-leading psychology researchers.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamourous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
Holocaust survivor to give testimony to London Met students
Hana Kleiner, a Holocaust survivor, to speak about her experience to students and staff. Places are still available but limited, book your free ticket now.
"Progress on Stephen Lawrence improvements to community policing not sustained," Dr Neville Lawrence
The father of Stephen Lawrence, the London teenager who was stabbed to death in 1993, was joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, to speak at a London Met symposium.
Brexit in the media and gender equality: a journey in Spain
Two London Met lecturers flew out to Spain last week to lecture on Brexit and careers coaching - and take a stand in favour of gender equality.
Former members of the US Congress visit London Met
London Metropolitan University welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their first-hand experience of working in Congress under President Trump’s leadership.
Expert comment: Seven MPs resign from the Labour Party
Dr Peter Laugharne, an expert in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, offers his insight into the resignation of seven Labour MPs on 18 February 2019.
Education at London Met cited as 'an example of good practice' by the European Commission
London Metropolitan University has been named as "an example of good practice" and a "source of inspiration for others" by the European Commission, an executive body of the EU.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
London Met founder member of innovative crime research network
Professor John Grieve CBE QPM is part of the newly launched London Policing Research Network, a policing network which focuses exclusively on modern crime in London.
Reforming UK drug policies
Dr James Morgan recently attended an All-Party Parliamentary Group session to discuss and engage with contemporary drug policies.
Research at the School of Social Sciences
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
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.