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.

Department maintains its position in world top 100 for sociology study

Our position as a world-leading Department to study sociology has once again been reconfirmed in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2015

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Summer graduation celebration

We are hosting a celebration on Wednesday 22 July 2015 for all of our graduating students. Celebratory drinks and canapés will be served at INOX Dine in the Student Union from 1.30pm onwards.

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Dr Kate Reed wins prestigious ESRC award for visual technology in autopsy research

Dr Kate Reed has been awarded a research grant of £314,310 for a 30-month interdisciplinary project that will bring together researchers and medical practitioners to examine the impact of novel visual technological intervention on the traditional practice of autopsy.

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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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