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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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PhD studentship available

Funded by a White Rose ESRC network, the Department of Sociology at York has a PhD studentship available.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon 5 March 2016.

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Research

Events and Conferences

Mon
14
Mar

Fiction and the social imaginary

A one-day symposium exploring and unpicking fiction’s potential – as an integral component of everyday life – to reveal, illuminate and tell about the social world.

Tue
26
Apr

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1: Turn-taking

This 3 day course is one of two – on turn-taking and on sequence organisation - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA). It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of turn-taking. The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.

Tue
3
May

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 2: Sequence Organisation

This 3 day course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA). It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of sequence organisation.

Tue
10
May

Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce our Postgraduate Conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in the role of discourse(s) in the social sciences. We invite abstracts that deal with discourse in any thematic or methodological way.

Thu
16
Jun

Action Sequencing Workshop (2 day)

Intensive ‘hands on’ workshop with leading conversation analysts: Professor Gene Lerner, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Professor Ray Wilkinson, Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK 12 places only – likely to be over-subscribed, so register your interest early to avoid disappointment!

Thu
16
Jun

The Sociology of Contemporary Urban Life

A two-day conference, co-organised by the Department of Sociology and the CURB (Centre for Urban Research) at University of York,

Prospective students

Sociology @ York Video

Criminology @ York Video

In 2012, York celebrated 800 years of being a self-governing city. Watch the video to see how York has developed into a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and study

Current Students