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The Department of Sociology

  • Sociology at Warwick is consistently ranked at the top of the national league tables and is 4th among UK universities in The Guardian 2016 rankings. We feature among the top 1% of universities for Sociology worldwide, ranking 23rd in the QS World University Rankings 2015.
  • Alongside our academic excellence, we are equally proud of the friendly atmosphere of our Department. You’ll join one of the largest Sociology 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 Sociology postgraduates have advanced into broadcast journalism, social work, environmental campaigning, teaching, writing and research.

60 second PhD

Taught degrees

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.



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

Contact details

Postgraduate prospectus

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