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.

NEW for 2019 - Sociology MA

NEW for 2019 - Sociology MA

Now open for applications for September 2019 entry, the Sociology MA offers students opportunities to immerse themselves in established and emergent ideas in the discipline and to engage in debates about the most pressing sociological challenges in the social world.

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Why choose Sociological Studies at Sheffield?

We recently spoke to Chloe, one of our current Sociology BA students and the president of the Sociology Society (SocSoc), about how she has found her experience studying at Sheffield so far and why she chose to study with us in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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Sheffield sociology courses ranked UK's number 2 in the Guardian University Guide 2019

The Department of Sociological Studies is celebrating the news that undergraduate sociology courses at the University of Sheffield have risen to number two nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

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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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