About the Department of Sociology

Our Reputation: 

We are a lively, friendly Department with an international reputation as a centre of excellence in both research and teaching.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise we were ranked joint 6th out of all the Sociology departments in the UK, reflecting our excellence in research and publications and the quality of our research environment

We are also ranked highly for our degree programmes, including:

Our Research: 

We have a vibrant and thriving research culture with strengths in a number of fields underpinned by methodological innovation and rigour. 

Our research is divided into five groupings:

Our Degree Programmes: 

Undergraduate Degrees:

Postgraduate Taught Degrees: 

  • MSc Social Research Methods
  • MSc Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research

Postgraduate Research Degrees:
We have a rigorous and successful PhD programme and a thriving community of doctoral students

Sociology Alumni

The Department’s alumni are engaged in a range of professions across the world. Almost 3,000 have registered with Forever Surrey, the University’s graduate network.

90% of the Department’s graduates live in the UK and the remaining 10% live in 51 other countries.

The five most common professions among the Department’s alumni are:

1) Research Officer
2) Lecturer
3) Senior Lecturer
4) Director
5) Teacher

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