School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School encompasses the departments of:

  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology

We provide students with cutting edge local, national and international knowledge and practical experience in these disciplines. Our goal is to equip our students with theoretical and methodological tools necessary to understand individual and social group behaviour, and societal and state dynamics.

logo We ensure that everyone is supported to make the most of their studies through an active and engaging university experience. Our portfolio of undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes are underpinned by a vibrant research culture, informed by the Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID).

Evanthia Lyons, Head of the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences


The School is a highly-rated and dynamic centre for teaching and research across these departments.

Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology department

A dynamic department dedicated to high-quality research and teaching.

School of Economics

Economics department

A well-established centre of excellence for the teaching of Economics, with an active research culture.

School of Economics

Law department

Our wide range of law degrees gives an excellent start for a career in law and in many other legal aspects of business.

School of Economics

Politics and International Relations department

A vibrant department, made up of a diverse range of staff and students interested in questions of power and ideology; human rights, security and development; and identity politics and nationalism in a global age.


Psychology department

A range of stimulating, research-informed courses with an emphasis on both the practical and theoretical aspects of Psychology.

Evanthia Lyons - Head of the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Prof Evanthia Lyons,

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol
Head of the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Kingston University, London