Sociology touches every aspect of our daily lives.
We investigate what connects people with each other and what divides us, as well as exploring questions of social justice and equality. At Essex you develop a sociological imagination to take out into the world and 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 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).
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