At the leading edge of sociological exploration

The Department of Sociology was ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

We are known for our creative approach towards the discipline and for our world-leading work in the areas of culture, crime, health, interaction, gender and sexuality, science, technology, and media. This informs and enriches our range of Masters degree courses.

We have a vibrant international research culture which translates directly into our postgraduate degrees. Our courses are designed to be lively and imaginative whilst also providing you with skills that will be of use to you when you graduate.

We have a thriving postgraduate community of students from around the world, who are a central part of the exciting developments in the Sociology Department.

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New postgraduates - This link leads you to a set of pages that has all the information you will need to help you get to York and settle in before you start your studies.

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