School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School encompasses the departments of:

  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Economics
  • 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 Social and Behavioural Sciences


The School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is a highly-rated and dynamic centre for teaching and research across these disciplines. Please visit our departments for more information.

Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology department

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


Economics department

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

Criminology and Sociology

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 School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology

Prof Evanthia Lyons,

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol
Head of School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology
Kingston University, London