With impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere, our innovative Department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching. 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.
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. The department offers its own research-based MA as well as taught Masters courses.
Our taught Masters courses
- Criminology and Social Research (MA)
- Culture, Society and Globalisation (MA)
- Social Media and Interactive Technologies (MSc)
- Social Media and Management (MSc)
- Social Media and Social Research (MA)
Our research degrees
Why study Sociology at York
1st in the UK
for our departmental research impact, according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).
13th in the UK
for Sociology, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
Gain skills in digital social research and management that are highly valued by employers.
Come and visit us at an Open Day, explore our campus or chat to our students online. We host a range of events throughout the year including subject-specific events designed especially for people considering postgraduate study.
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