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The Department's Student Wellbeing Officer, Lauren Bramley is here to offer one on one information, guidance and support on any issues affecting your wellbeing. The Student Help & Support pages also have lots of information.


Keep up to date with our Department on the Sociology blog which features important departmental updates, research developments from our academic and research staff as well as student contributions.




Spitting Truth(s) to Power: Rap Music as Evidence of Racial Injustice

Lambros Fatsis is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at City, University of London specialising on the history of police racism and the criminalisation of Black/Afro-diasporic music(s) from the era of colonial slavery to the present day.


Bodies in the Making: Identity, Culture and Society

The Postgraduate Research community from the Department of Sociology at the University of York is delighted to invite you to our annual PGR Conference which will be held on Thursday 13 June 2024. This year’s theme will be ‘Bodies in the Making: Identity, Culture and Society’.


Andrew J Webster Annual Public Lecture, The organised irresponsibility of artificial intelligence

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm lecture by Professor Jack Stilgoe, this year's guest speaker at the annual Andrew J Webster Public Lecture

Postgraduate study


Sociology at York is renowned for its research. In the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the 2021 REF results, we're ranked 4th overall and joint 1st for our real-world impact.  We provide a world-class research environment.      

REF 2021 results were announced on 12th May 2022! Read about our achievements here.

Learn more about our cutting edge research and its impressive impact on our research pages. View our extensive past projects in our research archive.

Athena Swan

We are pleased to announce that we have recently received the Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of our work and research into gender equality.