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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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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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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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