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Welcome to the Department of Sociology. 

Join our community of thinkers and examine important sociological and criminological issues in subjects as varied as religion, health, science and language. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

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1st in the UK for Sociology research impact
Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014)

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University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards.
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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