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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Blog

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Events and conferences 

Wed
24
Apr

Happy and Free: Bringing a Practice of Ease and Kindness into the Conceptual Framing of Sociological and Social Policy Analyses

There are beginning to be calls for new frameworks which focus more on emotional intelligence and include value-based outcomes such as feeling loved, safe, and respected...

Fri
10
May

The York Dead Good Festival

Lots of free public events will be running during the festival ranging from theatrical performances to will writing to thinking about death in science fiction and pet grief.

Wed
15
May

Materialising loss and facing the absence-presence of the dead

This presentation is based on interviews carried out with bereaved individuals in Sweden and United Kingdom and examines how the loss of a significant other unravels through a process of materialisation

Wed
5
Jun

Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Others

The output of the algorithms reduces the intractable difficulties and duress of living, the undecidability of what could be happening in a scene, into a single human-readable and actionable meaning.

Thu
13
Jun

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work

DaCNet, based at the University of York will be holding a one-day symposium