why Choose York?

About us

The York Sociology Department is known world-wide for its excellence in research and teaching. 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 21st in the UK for Sociology (QS World Rankings 2017). 

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.