Department of Sociology

About the Department

Head of Department

Jo Moran-Ellis

The Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex is a small research-intensive Department offering high-quality teaching. We see Sociology as a discipline that explains major trends in society and as a distinctive and critical way of thinking about the social world.

The Department offers a comprehensive and innovative undergraduate degree in the field of sociology as well as postgraduate taught courses and doctoral studies. Our research is world-class, with strengths in medicine and science, gender and inequality, and social theory and political sociology. Members of the Department are committed to the advancement of sociology as an interdisciplinary and globally oriented social science. We welcome students from all over the world.

Our research-led strategy is a major part of our overall policy for growth and for the advancement of sociology nationally and internationally.