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Department of Sociology

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Alternative Teaching and Assessments

Easter Term teaching will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Follow the steps in this Using Teams Guide to get started.

For information about the new assessment arrangements, please check the information contained in the documents below:

Please also check the Part I FAQ and Part II FAQ pages for frequently asked questions about these alternative teaching and assessment arrangements (Raven login required).

Sociology at Cambridge is taught within the Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos. You can find information relevant to your year of study below:


Sociology Options for 2020-21

Sociology Undergraduate Feedback Form

Guide book for Sociology Students BY Students


The following guidelines have been set up by the Sociology Undergraduate Education Committee regarding supervisions:

  • Students should expect to receive 6 to 8 supervisions for each paper.
  • Students will be expected to produce a minimum of 4 essays instead of being required to write 6 essays. While still holding the stipulated 6 supervisions, individual supervisors can decide to use some supervision sessions to read and discuss an article, ask students to present on a topic, or find other ways to address the topic in ways that are stimulating and provide a learning experience for students.
  • Supervisions should not start later than week 3 of Michaelmas term, and should be arranged in week 0.
  • Queries and concerns relating to supervisions should be addressed by students, in the first instance to their Director of Studies; secondly to the Course Organiser; thirdly to the Director of Sociology Undergraduate Education: Dr Ella McPherson.

Read the Sociology Supervisors' Guide.


The HSPS Faculty takes plagiarism very seriously, please consult the plagiarism guide to find out more about what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences.


For any queries regarding the undergraduate Sociology course, please email Odette Rogers on:

The Director of Undergraduate Education for Sociology is Dr Ella McPherson; contact her on:

For other academic staff at the department, use the link below.


Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods

Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods (CUQM) was established in 2014 and is dedicated to improving the provision of quantitative methods training to social science and humanities undergraduates at the University of Cambridge. 

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