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

We are ranked 1st for criminology by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

What our students say

A different perspective

Dr Christine Hine talks about her online research methods.


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Latest blog posts


Looking for a career in social research? Here’s my advice

By Sophie Pilley, Sociology Alumni I was recently invited to join a panel of alumni speakers at the...


Consumer engagement in low-carbon home energy in the United Kingdom: Implications for future energy system decentralization

By Thomas Roberts and Aimie Hope Cutting CO2 emissions from buildings is central to the UK government’s...