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


Conditional Intimacies: Contract Marriage in Chinese Cyberspace

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


Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies: Meanings, Modalities and Implications

Conference co-organised by Laura Iannelli, University of Sassari, Dan Mercea, City University London and Brian Loader, University of York under the auspices of the international journal Information, Communication and Society.

Prospective students

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Current Students