5 March 2020

Sociological Studies ranked in the top 100 worldwide institutions for sociology and social policy

The Department of Sociological Studies has again been listed amongst the top 100 institutions in the world for research and teaching in both social policy and administration and sociology, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Sociological Studies students talking in the Students' Union

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Sociological Studies has this week again been listed amongst the top 100 institutions in the world for research and teaching in both social policy and administration and sociology, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The latest league table results reaffirm our position as a world-leading department for the study of both sociology and social policy, and as one of the top 10 departments in the UK in both subject areas.

Professor Nathan Hughes, Head of the Department of Sociological Studies, said: “Maintaining our position in both of these prestigious global league tables for the third successive year again demonstrates the outstanding research and teaching of my colleagues across our Department. The rankings show that our exceptional teaching, informed by our world-leading research, continues to be held in high esteem by academics and by employers.

"We are proud to offer students a distinctly interdisciplinary experience, bringing together experts in sociology, social policy, social work and digital society under one roof.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject rank the world’s top universities in 48 individual subject areas. Evaluating over 1,200 universities across 78 countries, subject rankings are compiled using insight from academics, employers and citations from academic papers.

Overall, the University of Sheffield has been ranked as the 13th best institution in the UK and 78th in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

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