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Department of Sociology


Students wishing to take a one-year Part II in Sociology can take four papers from across Part IIA and Part IIB, subject to the following restrictions.

  1. Students normally ought to take either SOC2 ( Social Theory) or SOC3 (Modern Societies)
  2. Student should not take SOC4 ( Concept and Arguments) or CRIM3 (Two long-essays on Criminology Topic)
  3. Replacing one of the papers by a dissertation is not allowed.
  4. SOC6 can be taken only if SOC2 was taken in Year 2.

In 2024-25, available Sociology Part II papers are:

Part IIA Part IIB

SOC2. Social theory: organiser: Prof P Baert

SOC3. Modern societies II: organiser: Dr M Sparkes

SOC4. Concepts and arguments in sociology: organiser: Dr J Milley

SOC5. Statistics and methods(also serves as Paper CRIM2) : organiser: Prof M Iacovou

CRIM1:Foundations in criminology and criminal Justice: organiser: Dr C Lanksey

CRIM3:Two long-essays on a criminology topic: organiser: Prof K Treiber

SOC6. Advanced social theory: organiser: Dr F C da Silva

SOC7. Media, culture and society: organiser: Dr M Hall

SOC8. Revolution, empire and exile: organiser: Dr Z Al Azmeh

SOC9. Global capitalism: organisers: Dr S Hogarth

SOC10. Gender: organiser: Prof S Franklin

SOC11. Racism, race and ethnicity: organiser: Dr S Harris

SOC12. Empire, colonialism, imperialism: organiser: Dr D Kudaibergenova 

SOC13. Health, medicine and society: organiser: Prof D Weinberg

SOC15. Criminology, sentencing, and the penal system (also serves as paper CRIM4) (Paper 34 of the Law Tripos):

organiser: Dr A Parmar and Dr A Garg 

CRIM5: Social Order, Violence and Organised Forms of Criminality: organiser: Dr P Campana & Dr A Garg

Students should register their choices with the sociology administrator :

The paper choices will have to be approved by the Sociology Head of Department.