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The Department of Sociology is committed to widening participation in Higher Education, and to encourage both prospective and current students and members of the public to get involved in our events and activities.

On this page you will find details of our upcoming outreach events. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CamSociology, on Instagram @camsociology and on Facebook at Cambridge Sociology to stay up to date with events being held at the department.

Any queries or you are interested in organising a visit to the department please do not hesitate to get in contact with Leona, our Outreach and Communications Coordinator.


Cambridge Undergraduate Open Days - 5th and 6th July 2018

Bookings are now open!

Every July the university welcomes thousands of prospective students to the university. The undergraduate open day is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit the colleges and departments across the university. The Sociology department will be open for you to talk to any members of staff, attend taster lectures and enjoy what the city of Cambridge has to offer. 

The events are exclusively for Year 12 (or equivalent) and mature applicants. The open days are free but booking is essential. Booking will be available in April 2018. For more information about the Cambridge Undergraduate Open Day please click here.

Experience Cambridge - 7th July 2018

Experience Cambridge gives participants who missed out on securing a place on one of the Sutton Trust Summer Schools an opportunity to still explore their preferred subject area over a day visit to Cambridge.

More information about Experience Cambridge will be added closer to the time.


Sutton Trust Summer School - 23rd - 28th July 2018

Social Anthropology and Sociology are two of the courses that fall within Cambridge’s distinctive interdisciplinary Human, Social, and Political Sciences Tripos. Both disciplines deal with ‘big’ questions about society, culture, and human diversity. If you want to gain an insight into university life at Cambridge and you have an interest in Sociology and/or Social Anthropology, Sutton Trust Summer School might be for you! For more information please click here or the video below.

Deadline for applications has now passed.

Postgraduate Open Day - Friday 2nd November 2018

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open day is open to current final year students or graduates who are seeking to enter into postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level.  

During the day there will be detailed information about the graduate application process. Current graduate students and Graduate Admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions about postgraduate study and student life in the vibrant city of Cambridge. Staff will also be available to give you advice on the application process, funding opportunities and careers after your course.

You will have the chance to speak to department staff at the Exhibition Hub and you may be able to visit the department to learn more about individual courses and discover which course will be best for you by talking to the staff and students here.

You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the Colleges, find out about their unique character and see how College life complements academic life in Cambridge.

There is no charge for attending the open day although you will need to arrange your own travel and accommodation if required.

Visit the Graduate Study website now to register your interest and we will email you once bookings are open in August. 


Ask A Student

If you are thinking about studying Sociology at Cambridge, and have specific questions about life at Cambridge or the experience of applying or studying at Cambridge, we can put you in touch with a current Sociology student (both undergrad and postgrad!) who can answer your questions.

Email your questions to


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 Times, and the Independent.

Excellence in Teaching

Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains why it is important to study Sociology and how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

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