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Department of Sociology

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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 2019-20
Sociology Undergraduate Feedback Form
Supervisions in Sociology:

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.
  • 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 Manali Desai.

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.


Academic Staff Term Time Office Hours  

Prof Patrick Baert Appointment by email -
Dr Brendan Burchell Appointment by email -
Dr Filipe Carreira Da Silva Appointment by email -
Dr Manali Desai Wed 10.00-12.00, Phoenix Room 25
Dr Teije Donker Appointment by email -
Prof Sarah Franklin Appointment by email -
Dr Stuart Hogarth Appointment by email -
Dr Maria Iacovou Appointment by email -
Dr Hazem Kandil   On leave in 2018-19
Dr Ella McPherson(Lent & Easter terms 2019) Appointment by email -
Dr Jeff Miley Appointment by email -
Dr Monica Moreno  Figueroa On leave in 2018-19
Dr Tiffany Page Appointment by email -
Dr Robert Pralat Appointment by email -
Dr Mark Ramsden Appointment by email -
Dr Matthew Sparkes Appointment by email -
Dr Darin Weinberg Appointment by email -


Contact: 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:


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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