Department of Sociology


Stack of newpapers

Exploring our social world

We're a department of leading academics and inquisitive students.

We've asked why the Victorians were better at rehabilitating child offenders than we are, what the effect of ethnic and racial harassment has on a victim’s mental health, and what can be done to improve the treatment of women in our criminal justice system. You can keep up-to-date with our latest developments and current activities by our staff and students. 

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Department opportunities

Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

We are looking to support a small number of high-quality applications under the 2021 round of MSCA European Postdoctoral Fellowships and would welcome expressions of interest from interested researchers. More information can be found here.
Latest news
Social Science research supports UK Government’s COVID-19 response
12 Oct 2021
Are you killing the planet through your hobbies? To find out join our ESRC Festival of Social Science events
11 Oct 2021
Three Essex social scientists awarded prestigious Fellowship
30 Sep 2021