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Department of Sociology



Sociology in Cambridge is taught within the context of the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos (HSPS), a framework spanning multiple social sciences disciplines, including Sociology, Politics and Social Anthropology.

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Prospective Graduate Students

We foster a lively graduate community in the Department, with a dedicated postgraduate study area, online forums, graduate methods training, and bespoke support available from academic and administrative staff.

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Connections that last a lifetime. Academic exploration. Personal development.



An interdisciplinary centre providing research methods training to postgraduate students and staff at the University of Cambridge.

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Dedicated to improving the provision of quantitative methods training to social science and humanities undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

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Our research groups focus on academic study in Theory and Culture, Science and Technology and Politics and Inequality. Prospective Visiting Scholars should enquire with Professor Patrick Baert.

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Sociology at Cambridge: A Year in Review

Jan 08, 2019

Head of Sociology Professor Sarah Franklin reflects on achievements at the Department in 2018 and looks towards the future.

Jo Cox Memorial Lecture 2018

Dec 05, 2018

The Department of Sociology and Murray Edwards College sponsor an annual memorial lecture to commemorate and celebrate the inspiring life and work of Jo Cox MP, former student of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Transpositions Performance

Oct 22, 2018

In honour of the work of Nobel-prize winning plant scientist Barbara McClintock, we celebrate her key concept of ‘Transpositions’ in an evening of performance, ritual, and artistic exchanges.

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A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Times, and the Independent.

Excellence in Teaching

Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains why it is important to study Sociology and how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

We host a variety of events across the year, from seminars to research conferences.

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