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Current Undergraduates

Sociology at Cambridge is taught within the Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos. 

Read the Sociology Guidebook for students by students.

 Supervision 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 Mwenza Blell          on leave in 2017-18

Dr Brendan Burchell    on leave in Mich 2017 & Lent 2018; appointment by email in Easter 2018

Dr Manali Desai           Wed 10.00-12.00, Phoenix Room 25

Dr Teije Donker           appointment by email

Prof Sarah Franklin      appointment by email

Dr Maria Iacovou         appointment by email

Dr Hazem Kandil          on leave in 2017-18

Dr Ella McPherson       appointment by email

Dr Jeff Miley                 appointment by email

Dr Monica  Figueroa    appointment by email

Dr Mark Ramsden        appointment by email

Prof Jacqueline Scott   appointment by email

Dr Matthew Sparkes   appointment by email

Prof John Thompson   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

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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