Demonstrating the relevance of the social sciences and professions as a tool for effecting societal change.
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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Our graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in organisations including the European Union, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Police, the civil service, local authorities, the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS.
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Our lecturers contribute to real-world issues on a local, national and global scale. They are experienced probation service professionals, teachers, senior police officers and world-leading researchers on feminist theory. In addition to our own academic experts, leading thinkers including diplomats, politicians, industry professionals and psychologist practitioners regularly contribute to a lively schedule of events.
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Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, including the British Psychological Society and Social Work England.
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Education Extended Master's - MA
This extended master's programme in education will prepare international students for postgraduate study and allows progression on to our master's course in this subject. Apply now!
International Relations Extended Master's - MA
This extended master's programme in international relations will prepare international students for postgraduate study and allows progression on to our master's course in this subject. Apply now!
International Security Studies - MA
Explore complex security issues such as climate change, pandemics, transnational, human rights and citizenship on this International Security Studies MA. Apply now!
PGCE Secondary Computer Science with ICT - PGCE
Train to teach Computer Science with ICT to 11 to 16-year-olds and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds.
Latest news from the School of Social SciencesView all Latest news from the School of Social Sciences
London Met Professor publishes pioneering new book on social networks and migration
In a new book Professor Louise Ryan, Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre, breaks new ground in understanding social networks in contexts of migration.
Teacher apprenticeships continue to open doors for new teachers
Almost 80 teachers have been trained through the scheme since it was launched in 2018.
London Met academics invited to present their report on Afghan Migrants to the Home Office
Prof Louise Ryan and Dr Maria Lopez held a seminar presenting their findings directly to government departments.
London Met launches a new degree in partnership with the United Nations focused on Climate Security
Course leaders for International Relations announce new degree that gives students an opportunity to explore links between climate change, peace and security.
Let's Talk Islington: dismantling inequality in Islington
Donna Jones will explore the experiences of inequality among Islington's LGBTQIA+ communities, and elder communities, in two projects with the borough's council.
Who will be the next safe pair of hands?
Andrew Moran, Head of Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International Relations, looks back on the recent political upheaval in the UK.
Major grant for London Met rewilding research
The research project, which seeks to increase urban biodiversity through transformative design for streets, has been granted over £58,000 by the Kusuma Trust.
London Met sociologist curates highly successful lecture series with the London Irish Centre
The series marked the centenary of the years of revolution in Ireland.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to data from Elsevier and Stanford University.
London Met academic working with London local authorities to enhance social work methods
Kevin Brazant’s social work research and fatherhood training model picked up by local council authority after being presented at London Met Conference.
Irish Nurses in the NHS: the oral history project team meet the Irish Ambassador
Professor Louise Ryan and Grainne McPolin were invited to speak about their research with Irish nurses who had been recruited to train and work in the NHS from the 1940s onwards.
Joining the Dots: International Conversations on Violence Against Women
A series of seminars from London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit will bring together international activists, survivors and practitioners working to end violence against women.
London Met hosts panel discussion on racial equity and career progression in social work
Last September saw social work professionals from across London boroughs and London Met come together to share lessons on creating a more inclusive workplace.
Autocracy as a curse
London Met sociologist Svetlana Stephenson discusses how Putin, once an inconspicuous St. Petersburg official, turned into Shakespeare's Richard III in 20 years.
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