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Department of Sociology


  COVID-19 Notice

Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and government guidance, the Department of Sociology has had to make some changes to its teaching programme in order to mitigate against risks to health, and to give students the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. Students should be aware that in 2020 all Sociology lectures will be delivered online. For more details please visit our MPhil and PhD offer holders' FAQs, as well as our Coronavirus Information page.

Key Information

We recommend all students begin by reading their respective handbooks (MPhil or PhD), which provide a useful overview of each programme.


Course information for each programme can be found on their respective moodle pages. These pages contain the relevant course handbook, with dates for submission of work, format of work, Department and Faculty administration, as well as submission forms and example submissions for essays and reports.


Please consult our page on study resources and methods trainings for more information about accessing readings and course materials during the pandemic, as well as the new zero-contact library services. Postgraduate students may be interested in taking courses offered on the Social Sciences Research Methods Programme.


Despite the pandemic, the Department of Sociology is keen to continue its regular events programme. This year's Sociology Seminar Series will take place online, and details will be circulated in due course. In the meantime, students can browse recordings of past events at the Department, as well as checking out our research groups.

Social Media

For more updates, please follow the Department on Twitter and Facebook, you may also want to join the Sociology PhD Facebook group. There is also an exapnding collection of videos of Sociology events on the Department's YouTube Channel.