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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Dr Christine Hine talks about her online research methods.


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Latest blog posts


The Web is 30 at Surrey Sociology: A Grand and Glorious Trajectory

By Ranjana Das (with contributions from Kate Burningham, Jane Fielding, Nigel Fielding, Nigel Gilbert,...


Rescinding the ‘Rock’: Masculine imperatives to support and mental health struggles among new fathers

By Ranjana Das & Paul Hodkinson I’m not a steady rock…. Some things just don’t have an outlet....