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.

CK Wong Bursary worth £5,000 available

We are pleased to offer the CK Wong Bursary to prospective students from the East Asia region, who wish to study the MSc International Social Change and Policy with us in 2018.

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Summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece, for Sociological Studies students

The Department of Sociological Studies is organising, alongside the Department of Politics and the University of Sheffield’s International Faculty, CITY College, a summer school on the theme of migration and integration in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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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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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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