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.

Where is public sociology now?

Join us for our next Sociology at Sheffield event on 6th June 2018: Where is public sociology now? Sociological urgencies and responses. A range of speakers will reflect on what public sociologies mean in the context of such national and global urgencies.

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PhD studentship opportunities available

We have a number of funded PhD studentship opportunities available in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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Helen Kennedy joins world leading digital experts at Facebook HQ for social research 'un-conference'

Professor Helen Kennedy was recently one of a small number of digital experts from around the world to be hand-picked to attend an exclusive social research event at Facebook’s headquarters in California, USA.

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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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