School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Sussex is a research-intensive Department offering high-quality teaching and a supportive learning environment.

We see Sociology and Criminology as transformative disciplines – that is to say that the world should be a better place as a result of our sociological and criminological endeavours. In Sociology and Criminology at Sussex we believe that at the hearts of our disciplines is the identification of novel approaches or innovative. resolutions to social issues and problems that will positively impact people’s lives.

Our Department offers comprehensive undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology, delivering single and joint honours degrees in both, as well as an MA Gender Studies, an MA Criminology as well as Doctoral studies in both disciplines.

Across the Department, our research is world-class, with strengths in medicine and science, gender and inequality, social theory, political sociology and criminology, violence and transgression amongst many other things. Our faculty are committed to the advancement of sociology and criminology as interdisciplinary and globally oriented social sciences. We welcome students from all over the world.                                     

Our research-led outlook guides our practice and we are committed to the advancement of sociology and criminology nationally and internationally.

Ben Fincham

Head of Dept, Sociology and Criminology


Key contacts

Head of Department

Dr Ben Fincham
T +44 (0) 1273 877633

Course Coordinator

Mrs Linda Cooper
T: +44 (0)1273 678890

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