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
Q-Step Affiliate status
We are one of three universities in the UK to receive Q-Step Affiliate status,
meaning you can develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement.
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.