Faculty of Social Sciences

Reshaping social sciences for modern careers

 
About the school
The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to the School of Psychology and Social Sciences, which includes psychology, criminology, criminal justice, social science, graphic design, joint degrees, and the School of Law. The Faculty will also soon encompass the School of Policing, Cybercrime and Security which is planned for launch in 2021.

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.

Whichever area of the social sciences ignites your passion, when you join us you’ll 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

Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren

Arden’s social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to seeing what you achieve here at Arden University.

 

Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren
Head of the School of Psychology and Social Sciences
Professor Sue Rivers
Professor Sue Rivers
Head of School of Law
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 Amy Jones
Dr Amy Jones
Lecturer
Cavell Ord-Shrimpton
Cavell Ord-Shrimpton
Programme Leader - Graphic Design
Dr. James Bartlett
Dr. James Bartlett
Senior Lecturer - Psychology
Dr Lucy Anacleto
Dr Lucy Anacleto
Senior Lecturer - Psychology
Dr Liam Leonard
Dr Liam Leonard
Lecturer
Dr David Sheldon
Dr David Sheldon
Lecturer
Dr Mark Bushell
Dr Mark Bushell
Lecturer
Dr Isla Masson
Dr Isla Masson
Programme Leader - Criminology and Sociology
Dr Mark Pettigrew
Dr Mark Pettigrew
Senior Lecturer
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Lecturer
Dr Anthony Thompson
Dr Anthony Thompson
Programme Leader Psychology - Postgraduate
Dr Rachel Marchant
Dr Rachel Marchant
Senior Lecturer
Dr Konstantinos Arfanis
Dr Konstantinos Arfanis
Lecturer
Dr James Au-Yeung
Dr James Au-Yeung
Lecturer
Emily Blakemore
Emily Blakemore
Psychological Experimental Officer
Daniella Nayyar
Daniella Nayyar
Lecturer
Dr. Mvikeli Ncube
Dr. Mvikeli Ncube
Lecturer
Dr. Sue Pattinson
Dr. Sue Pattinson
Lecturer
Charmaine Ricki-Lawrence
Charmaine Ricki-Lawrence
Lecturer
Kieron Rooney
Kieron Rooney
Lecturer
Dr. Adriana Soni
Dr. Adriana Soni
Lecturer
Holly Stokes
Holly Stokes
Lecturer
Rach Strzelecki
Rach Strzelecki
Head of School
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Dr Shannon DeBlasio
Lecturer
Darko Kokic
Darko Kokic
Pernille Holm
Pernille Holm

Student Stories

Accrediting bodies and industry partners

The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
This course is in the process of gaining accreditation by the British Psychological Society, the representative body for professional psychologists in the UK.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development in the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals.
Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)
Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)
The aim of the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM) is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach.