Department of Sociology

Undergraduate study

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Department of Sociology placed first overall in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 100% of research impact rated 4*.

Postgraduate study

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Events and conferences 

Wed
30
Jan

CURB: Squatting London: A History of the Present

Squatting - the semi-permanent occupation of property without permission from the legally-recognised owner - is a little acknowledged, yet fundamental, part of the history of housing provision and urban governance in the UK

Wed
6
Feb

Going Probiotic: The Turn to Life in Human and Environmental Health

To date the Anthropocene has been an antibiotic epoch, marked by systematic (if patchy) efforts to eradicate, control, and rationalise life...

Wed
27
Feb

Obesity, stigma and reflexive embodiment: feeling (and illustrating) the “weight” of expectations

Existing research overwhelmingly demonstrates that obesity stigma is an ineffective means by which to reduce the incidence of obesity and that it promotes weight-gain

Thu
28
Feb

The Weight of Expectation Comic Launch: Illustrating How Obesity Stigma gets Under the Skin

A new edition of a comic exploring how our culture stigmatises larger body sizes is launching in York on 28 February. The Weight of Expectation, or WoE, comic was created in 2018 and tells the story of how stigma associated with bodyweight and size gets under the skin and is felt in the flesh

Fri
8
Mar

Walking amongst the dead: The York Death and Culture walk

Wherever you walk in the ancient walled city of York you are never too far away from the deceased. By walking through spaces and places in York you can explore and reflect upon human mortality