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 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.

Our staff members

Professor Andrew King

Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology

I am a Professor of Sociology and the Head of the Department of Sociology here at Surrey. I am also Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Generations, Co-Chair of SGS (the Sex, Gender and Sexualities Research Group at Surrey) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been recognised for my excellence in research and teaching. In 2018...

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Latest blog posts


Surrey Perinatal: Transforming research into support for struggling new parents

By Ranjana Das and Paul Hodkinson We write this blog post at the end of an impact partnership to enhance...


Citizen Councils for Media Personalisation

By Philip Jackson and Ranjana Das What expectations do citizens have of new technologies for media personalisation?...