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.

Research Matters 2017

Research Matters showcases our research and offers a closer look at what we do. The latest edition, featuring our research activities carried out from 2016-17, is available now.

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Come and visit us!

Visit us at our Open Days in September and October, where you can chat to staff and students about courses and student life in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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Sheffield sociology courses ranked in UK's top three

We are delighted that the Department of Sociological Studies’ undergraduate courses have been rated in the UK’s top three in the Guardian University Guide 2018, moving up from 14th place to 3rd.

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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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