Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. We are a lively, friendly Department with an international reputation as a centre of excellence in both research and teaching.

Teaching that inspires

Our criminology courses are ranked 3rd in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and our sociology programmes are ranked top six in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

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Dr Christine Hine talks about her online research methods.


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Today's Showcasing Sociology Digital Futures panel - room correction - it's TB12A, 12-1
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Well worth a read - new blog by @KatAHub on reading and interpreting queer history -
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Two excellent Showcasing Sociology events lined up for today. First, at 12.00, we have the 'Digital Futures' panel…

Latest blog posts


Carillion may have collapsed, but public-private partnerships can be so much more

by Pete Barbrook-Johnson Last month, Carillion, one of the largest companies in the UK which regularly...


Fathers in the spotlight. Why this matters, and why we are looking at new fathers’ mental health

By Ranjana Das and Paul Hodkinson The last week has seen the launch of an important new policy document...