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 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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Celebrating our 2018 summer graduates
Hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements at the Barbican Centre on what is undoubtedly one of the biggest days of their lives.
Graduate stories: Klara Orackova
2018 Graduand Klara Orackova shares her memories of three eventful years at London Met
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
London Met alumna among the world's most promising young scientists
Yelena Novikova has been named among the world’s top young scientists for the second year in a row.
Peer-reviewing postgraduate research
Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.
Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.
Holocaust survivor shares deeply moving story with London Met students
Harry Olmer spoke to International Relations students about his "cut off from civilisation."
Investigating Britain’s biggest ever child sex scandal
Professor Liz Kelly worked as a part of a national investigation which found that up to 1,000 children were sexually abused in Telford over a 40-year period.
Design for Cultural Commons
March- May 2018
Lecture series curated by Torange Khonsari coincides with launch of new postgraduate programme.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.
Cara – A lifeline to academics at risk
Executive Director at the Council for At-Risk academics to deliver talk at London Met.
US Congress comes to campus
London Met welcomed two former US Congressmen to offer a rare and unique insight into American Politics as part of the Congress to Campus programme.
London Met students return from Model United Nations in Prague
A Diplomacy and International Relations student organised a trip to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Prague on behalf of London Metropolitan University.
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.