why Choose York?

About us

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of York. Since its establishment in 1963 our Department has risen to become the top-rated UK sociology department for research (in both REF 2014 and RAE 2008). We are 23rd in the UK for Sociology (QS World Rankings 2018). With impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere, our innovative Department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching.

We produce world-leading, transformative research that makes a difference both within and beyond the academy. We deliver outstanding teaching and learning to our students at all study levels in order to develop their sociological expertise and to equip them for employment. Our graduates take the skills, experiences and unique insights of York Sociology to forge successful careers all over the world.