Sociology touches every aspect of your daily life. How you relate to
politicians, celebrities, your teachers, your friends. How you define yourself,
your family and others. At Essex we investigate what connects people and what
divides them. We explore questions of social justice and equality.
We are in the top 25 sociology departments in the world and top-rated in the
UK for the quality of our research.
We embed our innovative and sometimes controversial research into both our
undergraduate and postgraduate
courses, linking theory with evidence. Our
world-leading academics will teach you to have your finger on the pulse of
If you want to be stretched and challenged, if you're ready to develop a
sociological imagination and take it out into the world, welcome home.
Why we are unique
We offer a range of undergraduate courses in sociology, criminology, anthropology,
media and psychosocial studies. Learn from world-leading academics and gain the skills employers are looking for.
Sociology at Essex
Fifty contributions from staff and students past and present tell the story of Essex sociology in a
new 50th anniversary book
edited by Ken Plummer. Learn more about one of Essex's founding departments.