Welcome to the Department of Sociology

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Daryl Martin lecturing (c) John Houlihan

Students in a tutorial (c) John Houlihan

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of York.  Sociology at York is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the recent major Research Excellence Framework review (REF 2014). With impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere, our innovative Department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching.



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Events and Conferences


Myth(s) in the Social Sciences and Humanities

This postgraduate conference aims to explore the variety and richness of the notion of myth. It seeks to create a space where a multitude of disciplines, perspectives, and methods could be discussed critically. The ambivalence and the ambiguity of 'myth' is intentional. Myth is wide and varied - it can be a problematic social construction; it can be the process of creating meaning; it can even be the myth of meaning itself. Thus this conference plans to provide an opportunity for multi/interdisciplinary perspectives and their critical exploration.


Conditional Intimacies: Contract Marriage in Chinese Cyberspace

Gender, Sexuality & Inequality Research Cluster Event: The Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN)

Prospective students

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Current Students