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Department of Sociology


Where to get advice

The best source of practical information is the Moodle course site called MPhil Sociology (Raven log-in required), which contains your course handbook, dates for submission of work, format of work, Department and Faculty administration, as well as other information about the programme. You can also download a copy of the Student Life Guide- written by students- for students. 

Seminars and events

There is always plenty happening around the Department and Faculty. There is a series of weekly seminars by national and international speakers, which all are welcome to attend. You can find more information about departmental events here.


Graduate students organise informal gatherings, usually once a week in the department or around the university to which PhD and MPhil students are welcome. Exact dates and times are announced via the student mailing lists.

Mailing lists

All MPhil students are on the MPhil mailing list through which important information and the weekly sociology noticeboard email are disseminated. Students can also contact the group via this list, but are asked to keep traffic to a minimum.

Students and student representatives

Each year, a student is elected to represent all graduate students of the Faculty. In the Department of Sociology this graduate student representative is assisted by one or two PhD delegates. These delegates are invited to attend the departmental meetings and the Graduate Education Committee to raise concerns and issues. New MPhil delegates are elected each November.