Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Arden University is passionate about enriching the lives of others.

 
About the school
As a dynamic and collaborative community, the Faculty of Social Sciences offers an inclusive, flexible, and challenging academic environment where everyone can thrive.

Spanning many key areas of knowledge, the faculty provides a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to study the social sciences, helping our students understand society and the manner in which people behave and impact on the world around us. Our aim is to help you go on to make a positive impact on individuals, communities, organisations, and companies, both in the UK and globally.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to the School of Psychology, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Law, and the School of Policing, Cybercrime, and Security. 

Whichever area of the social sciences ignites your passion, when you join us you'll be taught by our leading academics, who have both academic and practitioner experience and who place your interests and future goals at the heart of everything they do.

 
Arden in numbers
student satisfaction
95%
student satisfaction
95% of our graduates said they were satisfied with the Arden University learning experience.
of careers transformed
90%
of careers transformed
90% of Arden graduates say their career possibilities have been enhanced by studying with us.*
global study locations
7
global study locations
Study from anywhere online, on campus in Berlin, or at one of our five UK study centres, including three locations in London.
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
9/10
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
In recognition of our continued commitment to our students, we were named number one education business in the 2020 Education Investor Awards.

Faculty staff

Finola Farrant

The social sciences are about making a positive difference to people's lives. Studying one of the Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate or postgraduate programmes will help you explore the fascinating world of human behaviour, and some of the legal and criminal justice responses to human actions. Our courses have been developed to ensure that we provide you with the knowledge, experience, and skills valued by employers. Informed by the latest research and with extensive professional experience, our lectures will provide you with the depth and breadth of knowledge that makes studying at Arden such a rewarding experience. I look forward to seeing what you achieve here with us at Arden University.

Finola Farrant
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finola Farrant
Finola Farrant
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Rach Strzelecki
Rach Strzelecki
Head of School - Policing, Cybercrime and Security
Dr Emma Winlow
Dr Emma Winlow
Head of School - Criminal Justice
Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren
Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren
Head of School - Psychology
Harriet Jones
Harriet Jones
Deputy Head of School - Law
Dr Sophie Ward
Dr Sophie Ward
Deputy Head of School - Psychology
Dr Kim Marsh
Dr Kim Marsh
Deputy Head of School - Social Sciences
Dr Anthony Thompson
Dr Anthony Thompson
Programme Leader (Postgraduate Psychology)
Dr Mvikeli Ncube
Dr Mvikeli Ncube
Senior Lecturer
Dr Lucy Anacleto
Dr Lucy Anacleto
Senior Lecturer
Dr Rachel Marchant
Dr Rachel Marchant
Senior Lecturer
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Senior Lecturer
Dr Amy Jones
Dr Amy Jones
Lecturer
Dr Konstantinos Arfanis
Dr Konstantinos Arfanis
Lecturer
Dr James Au-Yeung
Dr James Au-Yeung
Lecturer
Daniella Nayyar
Daniella Nayyar
Lecturer
Dr Sue Pattinson
Dr Sue Pattinson
Lecturer
Dr Adriana Soni
Dr Adriana Soni
Lecturer
Holly Stokes
Holly Stokes
Lecturer
Emily Blakemore
Emily Blakemore
Assistant Lecturer

Student Stories

Accrediting bodies and industry partners

The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The single-subject psychology degree courses at the School of Psychology are accredited by The British Psychological Society, the representative body for professional psychologists in the UK.
The Association for Business Psychology (ABP)
The Association for Business Psychology (ABP)
The Association for Business Psychology (ABP) works to provide information, training, and support for those interested in business psychology, to promote professional excellence, and to demonstrate the effective application and impact of business psychology in the workplace.