About Sociology

We were placed in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018.

Study opportunities

In Sociology you can study diverse aspects of contemporary society and also look back to historical patterns such as capitalism and colonialism. We seek to understand specific features within different kinds of societies and explore the social arrangements that people make.

As well as Sociology, we offer programmes in Criminology, the study of issues relating to crime.

Find out more about studying Sociology or Criminology.

Research in Sociology

In Sociology you will be involved with people who are passionate about sociological enquiry. Our staff and students do research on modernity, work, technology, consumerism, family, death, science, the arts, popular culture, social justice and social policy, emotions, food, religion, global capitalism, poverty and development, law, crime, ethnicity, organisations, gender and sexuality.

Staff research in Sociology

Postgraduate research in Sociology