Department of Sociology


We are a research-intensive department whose work is influencing and driving public debates and policy developments worldwide. We strive to better understand our world by developing a deeper theoretical understanding, and seek to innovate across sociology, criminology, and numerous interdisciplinary fields.

Our Sociology research (as submitted to UoA21, Sociology) was assessed overall to be 45% ‘world leading’ (4*) and 40% ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). In particular, 100% of its impact case studies were assessed as outstanding (4*).