Why study in the Department of Sociology?
Hear about Keeley Knowles and Amy Wheeler's experiences at Essex, what the Student Resource Centre has to offer and from some of our academics in our latest video.
Our Department is a large, friendly, international and diverse place to
study. We have long been recognised as one of the outstanding departments
of sociology, both nationally and internationally. We have a global reputation
for our research and are one of only two out of the 60 sociology departments in
the UK to achieve maximum research ratings in consecutive national evaluations.
Students who study sociology or criminology with us at Essex are at the
cutting-edge of knowledge about social change in the
twenty-first century. Come to Essex and benefit by learning about the latest research
findings from staff who are amongst the leaders in their fields. You have the
opportunity to study a
wide range of areas, including:
- crime and deviance;
- the environment;
- gender and ethnic divisions;
- the media;
- social movements;
- sexualities; and
We have experts on Europe, North America, Latin America, Japan and East Asia.
Find out more
Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer.
Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions,
while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our
facilities and accommodation.
Find a scholarship
Use our scholarship finder to find the right funding for you. Scholarships and
bursaries are available to support talented students, ensuring we remain
accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of your financial circumstances.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses are available online to view
and to download, or you can order a copy to be posted to your home address. We also have iPhone, Android and Kindle
versions for you to read.