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).
Make use of excellent facilities
You will 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.
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Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Unsettling events: the possible impact of Brexit and the pandemic on EU migrants in the UK
Professor Louise Ryan explores the impact of the Brexit vote and COVID-19 on Europeans in the UK, and whether these events make them more likely to return to their countries of origin.
London Met sociologist guest edits special issue on Brexit
'Brexit and Beyond' addresses the implications of Brexit for the UK's EU-citizen population, with a special focus on Central and Eastern European migrants.
International Security Studies: new edition of popular textbook from London Met scholars
Described as 'an excellent mix of theoretical and empirical material,' the book is an essential text for students of international politics and security.
Polarisation in the Polish Presidential Election
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, lecturer in Politics and International Relations, takes a look at the Polish Presidential Election and what is causing the political divide within Poland.
What happens to undocumented migrants in a pandemic?
Maja Myhre, Lecturer in Health and Social Care and PhD candidate in Health Policy, reflects on the policy actions that have left so many unprotected.
The Mozart effect on short-term memory
London Met research shows listening to Mozart improves short-term memory - while the music of fellow Austrian composer, Mahler, degrades it.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity – how do the three connect?
Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou argues that militarism, nationalism and masculinity have a symbiotic relationship, which is made and remade in social, political and symbolic activity.
Lax COVID-19 rules put lives of Mexico’s maquiladora workers at risk
The maquiladora workers in Ciudad Juárez face a terrible dilemma: isolate at home without a peso in their pockets or show up to work and risk losing their lives.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity in post-conflict Cyprus
A highly detailed study by Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou explores the key role that masculinity plays in soldiers going to war in the name of a nation.
Turkey's multi-layered adventure with Covid-19
“We will see a Turkey that seeks to be more globally influential after COVID-19 subsides, but fails to attain its desired degree of influence”.
The 2020 US Elections and coronavirus
"What is at stake here for Trump is re-election", says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
A visit from former members of the US Congress
London Met welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their experience of working in Congress, as well as Donald Trump and the 2020 Elections.
Leading the fight for trans rights
BA Journalism student Ryan Gray reports from Dr Chryssy Hunter’s discussion on transgender and non-binary rights in the UK, an LGBTQIA+ History Month event at London Met.
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.