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Department of Sociology


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance, we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation.

Students should be aware that in 2020-21 all SOC paper lectures will be delivered online; with the exception of CRIM5, for which the lectures will be delivered in person as well as being recorded and made available via Moodle. For more details please visit our Undergraduate Teaching FAQs and our Coronavirus Information page.

**Lent Term 2021 will take place entirely online**

Students should not return to Cambridge in Lent Term 2021 unless they fall within one of the specially specified categories. Students who are not in one of those categories should remain where they are, and start their term online. Students who are currently in Cambridge should remain in Cambridge. Read the Vice Chancellor's full statement.

Paper Options & Guides

Course Information

We have moved our teaching online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance. Click here for more information about teaching in 2020-21.

The supervision system of personal tuition is one of the unique aspects of a Cambridge education. Click here for more information about the supervision system and guidelines.

Essay-writing is a major part of the HSPS degree, and this section includes tips on reading for and writing a good essay.

Click here for information regarding exams and how students can best prepare for them in Easter term.


For any queries regarding the undergraduate Sociology course, please email the administrator, Odette Rogers. For other staff at the department, please browse the staff profiles.