Department of Sociology

We aim to build a global reputation for offering a distinct brand of policy-oriented criminology and sociology driven by world-leading methodological innovation. Our work will combat inequalities and champion diversity.

Teaching that inspires

We are ranked 1st for criminology by the Guardian University Guide 2019 and top 10 for sociology in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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A different perspective

Dr Christine Hine talks about her online research methods.


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Latest blog posts


Data-walking in Guildford: Final year forays into the sociology of datafication

By Ranjana Das with the students on SOC3078 – Data and the Digital in Platform Societies Last week...


No hard feelings: why environmental scholars can’t afford to dismiss children’s views of the good life

by Anastasia Loukianov, joint CES and Sociology PhD student at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable...