79% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent

Source: Research Excellence Framework 2014


We're committed to understanding our global society, protecting the vulnerable and improving people's lives around the world.

Welcome to our new students!

Intro Week starts on 19 September 2016 for our new students. We have a number of induction events planned to give you a taste of the facilities and opportunities in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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The transformation of traditional post-mortem

The ‘End of or Start of Life’ project is examining the impact of visual MRI technology on traditional foetal and neonatal autopsy.

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Students put sociology into practice with new placement module

We are delighted to be offering a new placement module to final year undergraduate students that will enhance their experience and employability in preparation for the world of work.

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Study with us

Our innovative, research-led approach to learning has been recognised with numerous awards for our staff.

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Our research

From protecting children to empowering an ageing population, our work is driving global policy.

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Working together

Our collaborations are making a difference around the world. We're leading the UK's first multi-disciplinary ageing research programme, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA).

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