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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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Research conducted by Sheffield academics included in major new report

The new APPGC inquiry into children's social care was informed and influenced by research conducted by academics from the Department of Sociological Studies.

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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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