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Department of Sociology

 

On this page you can find a collection of links to useful resources and training programmes that can assist you in your studies.

Moodle

Moodle is a virtual learning environment where you can find all of the Sociology course information, reading lists, lecture slides and handouts. For Postgraduates, it is also the place to submit your work, as well as find your marks and feedback. For any questions about using Moodle, please contact the Undergraduate Secretary (undergrads) or the Senior Graduate Administrator (postgrads).

Moodle

iDiscover (Online Library)

You can use iDiscover to find academic articles and readings. Visit the Libguides website to learn more about on how to use iDiscover (including advanced searching techniques), using your library account and requesting and renewing books from libraries across the university.

iDiscover

Libraries

At Cambridge, you benefit from access to one of the world’s largest university collections, dispersed across a range of libraries, from your own College and the subject-specific holdings for Sociology (the SPS and Haddon Libraries) as well as the main University Library. You might also find useful materials in the Marshall Library of the Faculty of Economics (Sidgwick Site), the Geography Library (Downing Site), the History Faculty Library (Sidgwick Site) and the Judge Business School Library (Trumpington Street). You will need to register at these latter libraries by presenting the library staff with your University Card and filling in an application form.

Libraries

Study spaces

You can use Spacefinder to search for a place to study across the hundreds of libraries, cafes and classrooms in Cambridge, filtering by facilities, noise level and atmosphere.

Spacefinder


Research & Methods Training

Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods (CUQM)

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.

CUQM Website

Social Sciences Research Methods Programme (SSRMP)

An interdisciplinary programme providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level. Courses cover qualitative, and quantitative research methods, from basic training to advanced statistical analysis.​

SSRMP website

Skills Portal

The University of Cambridge Skills Portal contains a range of resources and information to help you plan your professional and research development.

Skills Portal

Careers Service

The University of Cambridge Careers Service helps undergraduates and postgraduates alike maximise their employability with one-to-one guidance consultations, CV boosters and other career events.

CamCareers


Useful Links

IT Support and Assistance

For assistance with any aspect of IT or Computing, please contact the IT Helpdesk via  or for more information (including additional contact details) refer to the link below.

More on Computing and IT resources

Sociology Mailing List

If you would like to find out about lectures, seminars and other events at the Department, you can subscribe to the Faculty's mailing list. Please contact the Departmental Secretary to be added to this list.

Reference Letter Request Form

The Department has devised a new reference letter policy designed to support the efforts of referees in producing timely and well-informed letters. Those seeking letters should fill out the attached form and send it to their referee at least 14 days ahead of the deadline.  

Students should approach their director of studies, tutors and/or UTOs (University Teaching Offices) for letters in the first instance.

Though we endeavour to support applicants whenever possible, it is not always possible to write letters for referees, and this timescale allows the letter requester to turn around and ask someone else for a letter should their first referee not be available.  Should the letter requester need a reference to be sent to multiple destinations, a consideration of the use of a reference manager service like Interfolio should be made.

Download the Reference Letter Request Form.