Sociology touches every aspect of our daily lives.
You refuse to accept things on face value. You want to be part of social action transforming society. At Essex we will help you to develop a sociological imagination to apply to your experience of the world and give you the confidence to change it for the better.
Develop imaginative new approaches to sociology.
Work alongside our world-class academics who spearhead the pursuit for a new understanding of the social world – exploring questions of social justice and equality. Our spirit of critical enquiry drives us in the quest for academic excellence.
We build on the traditions of sociological analysis, with a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods. We explore the contributions of cultural history, criminology, social anthropology, social psychology, social philosophy, feminism, and global sociology.
We're also ranked among the top 40 departments in the QS World University Rankings (2019)
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