Ever wonder why nationalism is such a powerful force in the modern world? Why terrorism is so prevalent today? Why politicians are mistrusted? Why Africa is so poor? Why genocide occurs? Why racism persists? Why same-sex marriage causes such controversy? How globalization is changing our lives? Whether societies could ever be more just? Then sociology is the subject for you.
Cambridge is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in sociology. Cambridge ranks first among all sociology departments in the UK in both the Guardian’s 2008 University Guide and the current Times Good University Guide. Our outstanding academic staff, combined with the exceptional facilities offered by the Faculty, the Colleges and the University, make Cambridge an ideal place to study sociology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to pursue sociological research.