Our courses combine a friendly, supportive atmosphere with challenging and stimulating programmes of study which build on our expertise, research strengths and areas of specialism. We also have an outstanding, internationally recognised research reputation and we integrate this vibrant research activity into our teaching, ensuring you will leave your studies with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field.

Top 5 in the UK

Sociology is ranked in the top 5 for overall satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th for criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2024

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th in the UK and top 50 in the world for sociology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.