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.

Top Russell Group university for Sociology in North of England

The Department of Sociological Studies has achieved impressive rankings across the disciplines of both Sociology and Social Policy in the National Student Survey 2015.

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Open Days 2015

Visiting us on an open day gives you the opportunity to experience our friendly learning environment and our sense of community.

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Interview with Co-Editors of Special Issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies

The Co-Editors of a special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies were interviewed recently about the reasoning behind the publication, which focuses on data mining.

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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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