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Welcome

Our Department is in the top 50 in the world and one of the best in Europe, providing our students with an outstanding Essex education through research-led teaching by world-leaders in their field.

Rated 91% overall satisfaction (NSS 2014), our intellectual breadth and diversity of our teaching is informed by our consistent ranking as first in the UK for sociology research.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses provide students with the opportunity to develop new approaches to sociology, with a range of support available to help them excel at Essex, and equip them with the skills and knowledge to succeed thereafter.

Why we are unique

Research interests

Our academics have a wide range of research interests and areas of specialism. They also operate within five research groups which reflect our strengths in subject areas like social division and culture to sociological theory and method.

Study with us

Find out about our courses and research study opportunities. Ranked first in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, we offer an outstanding environment for your studies.

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Latest news and events

Check out our news and events section for the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.