Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
We are proud to be one of the top ten departments amongst the Russell Group for research output, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice.
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The Department of Sociological Studies welcomes applications for its Visiting International Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is open to academics worldwide.Find out more>
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Our research is at the leading edge of critical sociology, and informs international and national social policy, social work and welfare. Research within the school is organised under four main Research Themes.Everyday life and critical diversities> Science, technology and medicine in society> Social inequalities and social ordering> Well-being across the lifecourse>
Partnerships and collaborations
Working together with NGOs and government agencies; charitable organisations; community organisations and commercial bodies, our research is tackling social problems around the globe.Partnerships and collaborations>
Research centres and networks
Staff and postgraduates participate within a wide range of interdisciplinary research centres and networks based in department and across the University.
Our staff are active in the promotion of social science research through their work on the editorial boards of key international journals.