Department of Sociology


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Exploring our social world

The Department of Sociology is frequently featured in the media. Our leading academics and inquisitive students research some of the most challenging questions facing our society.

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.

Here you can view our latest news, blogs, social media feeds and stay up to date with the very latest developments from the Department. 


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Review finds quantitative skills training boosts social sciences employment prospects and earnings
23 May 2022
Sociology is second in UK for research power
12 May 2022
New study to explore the economic and social impacts of migration in Britain
13 Apr 2022

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