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.
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.
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Why we are unique
Welcome to all new students joining our Department. Meet fellow students and ask questions on our Facebook and Twitter and view our welcome information to help you settle into life at Essex.
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.
Sociology at Essex
Fifty contributions from past and present staff and students tell the story of Essex sociology in a
new 50th anniversary book
edited by Ken Plummer. Find out more about one of our University's founding departments.