You work closely with our academics who have their finger on the pulse of modern society, in an exciting and active research environment.
We offer unique training and supervision that stretches across Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asian sub-continent - all from a department ranked 9th in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).
Our courses give you research method skills and with rare first-hand access to national research data and resources in our Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and UK Data Archive, you can analyse real data for your work.
We offer two routes to our research degrees in sociology and criminology:
"The Department provides a wonderful, friendly environment for postgraduate study and research. I enjoyed the variety of activities such as attending insightful conferences."
Our research covers a range of areas:
If you'd like to carry out research in a different area, let us know.