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.
Why we are unique
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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