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The Department of Sociology

  • Sociology at Warwick is consistently ranked in the top five national league tables and is 3rd in The Complete University Guide 2014. We feature among the top 1% of universities for Sociology, coming 23rd in the global QS World Rankings 2014.
  • Three of our current academic staff are winners of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best, first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology. Four hold memberships of the Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Alongside academic excellence, we are equally proud of the friendliness of our department as a place to study. You will join one of the largest departments in the country with over 40 academic members of staff and 80 postgraduates who share a passion for Sociology.
  • We encourage our students to become active members of our lively research community, through a busy and exciting programme of seminars and visiting lectures.
  • The latest alumni careers figures show that 100% of Warwick’s Sociology PhDs are in employment or further study. Our taught postgraduates have advanced into broadcasting journalism, social work, environmental campaigning, teaching, writing and research.
  • Graduate destinations include, Gender Specialist, SDPI; Climate Change Campaign Officer, World Wide Fund Hong Kong; Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol; Research Officer, Youth Sport Trust; Broadcasting Journalist, BBC.

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Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology
The University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3600
Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 3497

Taught courses

Research degrees
Email: janet dot smith at warwick dot ac dot uk

Postgraduate Admissions

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Postgraduate prospectus

sociology cover 100Find out more about postgraduate study in the Sociology Postgraduate prospectus.