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.

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We offer a range of undergraduatepostgraduateresearch courses as well as CPD and short courses.


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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