Welcome to the Department of Sociology

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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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Events and Conferences


Materialities of Care: Encountering Health and Illness Through Objects, Artefacts, and Architecture

'Materialities of Care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care


Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework

Conference co-organised by Ruth Penfold-Mounce, Jack Denham & Anaïs Duong-Pedica considering death research in the social sciences

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