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Department of Sociology

Undergraduate study


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.

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.

Events and conferences 


The Beatles Now Past 50: Abbey Road lyric secrets

In the fifth and final talk of his popular Festival series The Beatles at 50, Colin Campbell of the University of York examines the lyrics to the songs on the Abbey Road album.


Myth, Rumour and Misinformation: A day of interdisciplinary discussion from folklore to fake news

Myth, rumour and misinformation have been features of human society since the dawn of civilisation. From the earliest folk tales to high-tech online propaganda campaigns, people have used myth, rumour and misinformation to persuade, deceive, and even to make sense of their lived experience of the world around them.

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