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Events and Conferences


Ways of Telling: Methods, Narratives and Solidarities in Migration Studies

The conference will feature key findings from the recently completed research project “Precarious Trajectories: Understanding the Human Cost of the Migrant Crisis in the Central Mediterranean” led by Dr Simon Parker


Remembering the Future

In 'Remembering the Future', Darran Anderson will re-assess utopian ideas in an age of pessimism

Prospective students

Social Sciences Virtual Open Day. 7 June, 3 - 5pm. Register now.

Discover more about postgraduate study at our virtual open day, 7 June.

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