In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise more than three quarters of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent and all of it was recognized internationally, placing us in the top 10 UK based Sociology departments. A particular area of strength is research methodology.
We were also praised for our research environment, which was rated joint 6th in the country. This reflects our strong postgraduate community, diverse research centres, research training activities, and funding successes.
We are rated:
- 6th in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2017
- 9th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018