About us

We are a team of dynamic and innovative sociologists committed to high quality teaching and research.

We are an accessible and friendly team that places our students at the heart of everything we do. We are fully committed to enabling you to achieve your full potential.

Our award winning teaching is nationally recognised for its quality and innovation, and our research covers a wide range of contemporary topics. We place a high value on nurturing an intellectually inspiring and supportive environment within and outside the classroom.

Our degree is designed to develop a range of useful skills that will help you in the world of work. From critical thinking to teamwork, from communication to time management, our degree will equip you with the skills that employers value.

The quality of our degree is reflected in the most recent National Student Survey and levels of student satisfaction with our degree exceed the sector average. Here are some of the things that our students say about us:

"The lecturers are simply wonderful"

"All lecturers within Sociology are approachable and kind. I have been privileged as a student to study at such a brilliant department and University and I will take all experiences and knowledge learnt onto other projects in the future. Thank you."

"The course tutors have always been incredibly supportive. I have always felt as though I could approach any staff member if I've needed help, both personally and academically. Their enthusiasm and passion for the course has always inspired me to want to succeed even more than I did when I came."

"I think the teaching staff are fantastic, every single one of them is so enthusiastic about the subject that it makes it more enjoyable, interesting and definitely more in-depth. I couldn't be more grateful for the support given to me by lecturers; they are always there to answer any queries for both university and life beyond. I am so glad that I came to this university."


Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of the course.

The Guardian University League Tables 2019

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