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Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

London is a global centre of political and economic power as well as a dynamic and connected hub of social change.

The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy is one of the largest UK university communities for social research and education, with world-leading expertise across topics as diverse as politics and economics, security studies, global affairs, education, communication and society.

Faculty collaborations with London include:

  • Collaborating with key London policy organisations including the GLA, the Mayor's Office and Centre for London.
  • Politics students explore the history and governance of London and how power operates at the very centre of government through modules by The Strand Group run in partnership with No. 10 Downing Street and the Treasury.
  • The School of Education, Communication & Society partners with 150 schools in Greater London to provide placements for King's PGCE teacher training students across the capital.
  • The School of Security Studies works in partnership with London’s security and government services, providing expert advice and insights to help prevent future terrorist attacks and influence the emergency responses. The School has also worked alongside public and private organisations to help keep the capital’s diverse communities safe from cyber-attack and sabotage.
  • International Development students explore London as a financial hub, entrepreneurial cluster and centre of policy-making affecting industry. As well as drawing in speakers, students also visit the London Stock Exchange as part of their learning.
  • Geography students regularly take part in field trips to see street art, cultural activities and examples of urban developments as part of their courses and have taken part in workshops to help local children create air pollution sensors.
  • Our academics have worked with City of London insurers and risk assessors in the development of new risk assessment tools, improving community resilience to flooding and enhancing community capacity to monitor and manage local flooding.

King’s faculties work in London