Department of Sociology

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


We are widely recognised for our field-defining and conceptually driven empirical research and its pioneering quantitative and qualitative methods work.


We work closely with businesses to give you have the opportunity to become a Professional Training placement provider with us and to train your staff with our host of day courses.


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Ian Brunton-Smith introduces @UniOfSurrey 's new Centre for Criminology at packed launch event this afternoon
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This afternoon, we're very proud to be launching our new Centre for Criminology, with a series of fascinating talks…
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You can now register for our @DigiSocSurrey event, *The Rise of the Far Right in Platform Societies* at…
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Latest blog posts


Bringing Social Science into the Community: Surrey Sociology and the ESRC Festival of Social Science

By Kate Burningham, Paul Hodkinson and Katherine Hubbard Colleagues in the Department of Sociology recently...


Beyond age verification: towards a more nuanced understanding of young people’s experiences of pornography

By Emily Setty and Ellen Harris The government has recently announced that it is finally knocking on...