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Department of Sociology

COVID-19 Update

The government has announced that most COVID-related restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19 July, 2021. The University's current policy is for students to return to Cambridge in Michaelmas term, as set out in the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor's 21 June message to staff and students

A 'blended learning’ model is currently being prepared at the Department, with the intent to provide as much in-person teaching as circumstances allow whilst prioritising the safety of students and staff. Further details on these arrangements will be circulated in early September.

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Photography Competition 2021 Results

3 June 2021

The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce the results of this year’s Photography competition, which bore the theme "Future Sociologies". This year's theme encouraged students to think about how the world might change for future generations, and how future generations might change the world. There was a...

McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi receive the ISA’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that Senior Lecturer Dr Ella McPherson , along with colleagues from The Whistle , Isabel Guenette Thornton (PhD student in Sociology) and Dr Matt Mahmoudi, received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award . This was for their co-authored piece , ‘Open Source...

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A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.

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