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.

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Research Matters

Research Matters showcases our research and offers a closer look at what we do. Read the latest edition now.

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The sociology of evil

Dr Tom Clark is embarking upon new research using novel sources of data to explore the sociology of evil.

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World-leading research

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>

World class talent

Our staff and research students work across universities, faculties and departments, making for a truly interdisciplinary research culture.

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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.

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Spotlight on: Care Connect
Spotlight on: Care Connect