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

Our criminology courses are ranked 3rd in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and our sociology programmes are ranked top six in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

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A different perspective

Dr Christine Hine talks about her online research methods.


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